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Curly Leaves Questions

25 November 2018 - 04:15 PM

Hey all, I wanted to post a couple of pics of one of my Datil plants started mid October inside.  I am using the double cup method now and am getting some pretty "puckered" and "curly leaves" and just wanted your opinions on what could be causing this.

The vendor I bought the seeds from says that their plants do the same thing soooo---maybe genetic???

This plant is in miracle grow potting mix.

There is a pebble in between the two cups for a reservoir and I have been watering/feeding from the bottom.  

There are roots hanging out of the inner cup probably 3/4 inch or so.

Thanks for the opinions in advance.



Datil Pepper growers

16 November 2018 - 03:40 PM

I don't see much talk of the Datil peppers and was just curious as to why.  I have some seedlings going now and may want to talk with those who have experience with this pepper.  I started some early this fall hoping for germination and plan is to try to keep them pruned and topped to keep manageable indoors until spring.  They are growing at various sizes.  I'll try to post some pics when I get a chance with a couple of questions.

Thanks all!


Posting Pics

09 November 2018 - 04:48 PM

Hey.  I'm sure this has been asked a million times but I did a search about how to post pics and didn't find an answer.

Do I have to use a site like Photobucket or something?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Trouble with germination

09 November 2018 - 03:23 PM

I have been trying to germinate some yellow scorpion seeds purchased from a vendor that sells a lot of different seeds.

I haven't had not one of them germinate.  I have tried direct in soil, both Jiffy starting mix and miracle grow.  I currently have my last two seeds in a damp paper towel and they have been there for 2 weeks with no sign of a sprout.  Everything is sitting on a heat mat setting at 80*F.  

I started some Datil seeds at the same time and they have all germinated and one of the plants is growing it's 4th set of true leaves!

What is the secret to getting these to germinate?  Could it be the seeds were bad?

I also started some Sweet Datil seeds from same company at the same time and they aren't germinating either!!!!


Any help is appreciated since I have lots of other varieties to start later this winter for the 2019 spring season.




Just Joined

08 November 2018 - 04:28 PM

Hello All!

Just joined the site and wanted to follow through with the intro.  

I am from southwest Virginia and I am new to Hot Peppers.

I was at an Asian market this summer and the people that owned the market were from Cambodia.  They obviously had green thumbs since their parking lot was full of different plants.  Part of these plants were 5 gallon buckets with beautiful plants with red peppers growing straight up instead of down.  I bought a bucket and brought it home and it produced all summer.  Quite plentiful as a matter of fact.  Well they were hot!  I mean hotter than some cayennes that we were growing but we loved adding them to our menu.  We even made some fresh Thai Sweet Chili sauce that is awesome!!

OK, I don't have any medical proof but I have seen a huge reduction in my GERD since we have been incorporating these chili's in our meals.  

I have ordered seeds from several companies and a lot of different varieties.  It is fall so we can't start many but after hearing that some of the hot varieties can take a while to germinate, we started some Datil's, some Sweet Datil's and some Yellow Scorpion seeds using a heat mat.  The Hot Datils are up and running so they will need pruning back to keep them for spring but no luck at all on the Yellow Scorpion's or the Sweet Datils.  

Anyway, I'm typing way too much.  Just wanted to say Hello and I look forward to this journey into pepper/chillis.  

I hope y'all don't get tired of newbie questions!  I'm sure I'll have plenty.