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Help with growing Carolina Reaper and Moruga Scorpion

26 January 2018 - 09:30 AM

Last year I bought 5 CR seeds and none sprouted.  I was using the  "standard" method of planting the seeds about 1/4 to 1/2 inch under the soil and then watering as the soil lost moisture.  My jalapenos, habaneros, bells and everything did great but none of my reapers sprouted.


This year I decided I would try again, put more effort into it and also try some chocolate moruga scorpions.  I had 7 seeds of both.  I put 2 of each in some soil in solo cups and watered.  I have tomatoes, habanada, bells, jalapenos all doing well, but none of the CR or Scorpions spouted.  So I decided to try the paper towel method, which is new to me.  I put 4 of each in two separate paper towels.  After a week 3 CR and all 4 Scorps are spouting!  I transplanted them to soil.  Some were loose and I took the seeds gently and planted them roots down, while some others had grown through the paper towel, so I cut the towel around the root and planted root down.  I also planted some Habanas in paper towel which all sprouted. A week or so later,  the Habanada are doing great, have second leaves and are 2 inches tall.  All of the CR died.  Two of the Scorpions died and the other two seem stunted, they still only have the two original leaves and are not getting any bigger.  They are under a grow light, using the same soils, water, etc as the other peppers which seem to be doing fine.  So I'm obviously missing something with these super hots.


Now to be honest, I am a bit of a lazy grower, I've never measure PH, compared soil, check temperature and humidity.  I've always successfully had enough sprouts grow and product to make me happy.  So maybe I need to work a bit harder of these or am I missing something? 

Help!!! How to remove seed hull

30 December 2017 - 08:38 PM

Ive had 2-3 sprouts this year that the hull just never came off.  They were generic peppers so I wasnt too concerned if they didnt make it.  They all eventually died.  My first ever Moruga Scorpion started to sprout about a week ago.  The hull wont come off and I dont want to lose this sprout if possible.  What is a successful way to get the hull off. 

Ordered a cheap heating pad and light system

20 November 2017 - 04:25 PM

I will be getting them Wednesday.


iPower Small Seedling Heat Mat 10" x 20.5" Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad with Durable Waterproof Design

iPower 54W 4 Feet 2-Bulbs T5 Grow Light System with Stand Rack for Plant Growing, 6400K


Should be plenty for what I need.  Im really excited for this season.


14 November 2017 - 12:19 PM

I ordered some seeds today and came across a variety that is new to me.  Anyone grown Habanadas, the Habanero with no heat?