Growing Chilli from Seed in Carbon Gold's Biochar Seed Compost
For gardening enthusiasts and chilli lovers alike, the prospect of growing chilli from seed can be both exciting and daunting. However, with organically approved Carbon Gold Biochar Seed Compost, this process becomes not only easier but also more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
In this guide, we will delve into the step-by-step process of growing chilli from seed using Carbon Gold’s Biochar Seed Compost and discuss the benefits of using Biology Blend for potting on.
The Benefits of Biochar Seed Compost
Whether planting Basket of Fire or Jalapeno chilli’s Carbon Gold’s Biochar Seed Compost is a game changer in the world of seed growing. It is enriched with biochar, a form of charcoal used to enhance soil fertility and increase carbon sequestration. This compost provides numerous benefits including:
– Improved water retention
– Enhanced nutrient absorption
– Increased microbial activity
– Reduction in carbon footprint
These properties make it an ideal medium for germinating chilli seeds and promoting healthy growth.
Step 1: Sowing Chilli Seeds
To start, you’ll need a tray or pots, Carbon Gold’s Biochar Seed Compost, and your chilli seeds. Fill your chosen container with the compost, leaving a small space at the top. Plant the chosen seeds approximately 1 cm deep, covering them lightly with compost. Water gently, ensuring the compost is moist but not waterlogged. From mild to extra hot, options like
Step 2: Germination
Place your trays or pots in a warm, bright spot but not in direct sunlight. The ideal place to propogate chilli seeds is indoors, Chilli seeds require a temperature of about 18-25°C to germinate. Keep the compost moist but be careful not to overwater. Germination usually takes 7-14 days.
Step 3: Caring for Seedlings
Once the seedlings emerge, ensure they receive plenty of light. Rotate the pots regularly to prevent the plants from leaning towards the light source. At this stage, maintaining a consistent temperature is crucial for healthy growth.
Step 4: Potting On with Biology Blend
As the chilli plants grow, they will need more space and nutrients. This is where Carbon Gold’s Biochar Biology Blend comes into play. It’s a superior-grade compost enriched with fungi, bacteria, and trace minerals, perfect for potting on your chilli plants.
Repot your chillies into larger containers filled with Biology Blend, being careful not to damage the roots. This compost will provide your chillies with all the necessary nutrients they need to flourish, leading to stronger plants and a more bountiful harvest.
Tips for Growing Healthy Chilli Plants
– Ensure your plants get at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.
– Water regularly, but avoid overwatering.
– Use a natural fertiliser every few weeks to provide additional nutrients.
– Monitor for pests and diseases and act promptly if they appear.
Sunlight and Warmth: Embrace the sun-loving nature of chillies by planting them in a greenhouse or a sunny, south-facing location in the UK.
Watering: Strike the right balance between moisture and drainage. Keep the soil consistently moist, but avoid waterlogging by watering when the top inch of soil feels dry.
Feeding: Nourish your chilli plants with a balanced liquid fertiliser every two weeks during the growing season.
Support and Pruning: Ensure your chilli plants thrive with proper support, especially as they start bearing fruit. Consider pruning to encourage bushier growth.
Growing chilli from seed can be a rewarding experience, especially when using products that support sustainable practices. Carbon Gold’s Biochar Seed Compost and Biology Blend offer an eco-friendly and efficient way to grow healthy and vibrant chilli plants while also aiding with saving the planet.