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"CULTIVATION": To prepare soil and promote the growth of a plant or crop, with avid labor and attention.
Helpful Links for Chile Gardeners
Selecting and Germinating Seeds A pepper garden can only be as good as the original genetic material used to start it–the seed. Therefore, the first step toward a great pepper garden is to select good seed. Seven Hacks for Chile Gardeners By Harald Zoschke, CHILI-BARBECUE.DE (open this site in Google to translate to English)
Pepper Gardening 101 Thanks to Dave DeWitt. Lots of photos and links plus all the info you'll need for a great
Cross Country Nurseries This Web site offers 500 varieties of chiles and sweet pepper plants, shipping April to early June. Fresh pods ship September and early October. Plus beautiful color photos of all of their peppers with detailed information. My go-to source for good seedlings for my chile patch.
Chile Pepper Institute The Chile Pepper Institute is devoted to education and research related to Capsicum or chile peppers. Located on the New Mexico State University campus, Las Cruces, NM. Excellent seed selection including several New Mexican varieties.
Christopher Phillips Rare Seed Collection Smokin' Ed Currie, PuckerButt Pepper Company and Christopher Phillips are partnering to present this rare seed collection for an ever-expanding pepper loving and growing community. Christopher has grown exotic varieties for well over 10 years. Pepper types in this exceptional collection range from Mild to Stupid Hot and originate from around the world. I have grown many of Christopher's chiles.
Reimer Seeds Pepper Store Over 1,500 varieties of seeds including the Red Savina Habanero and the Super Hots. Check out their Hotness test program. Great web site.
The Chile Woman Specializing in an extensive collection of quality, organic chile plants & seeds.
Native Seed Search A great nonprofit organization that is worthy of public support, preserving Native American heirloom crop seeds. They also offer chile powders, dried pods, beans, corn products and much more.
Redwood City Seed Co. A longtime S.F. Bay Area seed company. See his Hot Pepper Growing Tips and Special Collections of peppers.
Refining Fire Chiles They have a well designed website to help you search for chile seeds, plants, dried peppers and powders. Ranging from Mild to Super Hot.
Trade Winds Fruit A huge selection of tropical fruit, ornamental and temperate plant seeds. Also a extensive selection of heirloom and rare tomato, hot pepper, herb and vegetable plant seeds. LOTS OF CHILE SEEDS!.
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply State-of-the-art, organic growing supplies, information and tools to apply them. A great selection of quality products for frost protection with row covers for a backyard garden to a large farm. All the supplies needed to keep things firmly in place through winter weather and shady in the summer. They sell "Cow Pots" & "Smart Pots" for starting plants.
Fatalii.net A prolific chile grower in Finland, offering Chile products, seeds, growing guides, articles.
If you open his browser and it is not in English, open in Google to translate to English.
Bonsai Chile Plants He calls them "Bonchis" – Fatillii is friggn incredible and someone that I have admired for a long time. He is is very skilled at what he's doing. Visit his site and see what he has accomplished.
ScienceDaily (Aug. 11, 2008) —New research shows they are the ones responsible for the heat in chili peppers.
ScienceDaily (Dec. 21, 2011) — Biologists have learned in recent years that wild chilies develop their trademark pungency, or heat, as a defense against a fungus
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