Preparing the CoirYou will need...
- a waterproof container
- approx 150ml water
- 5 coir discs (included in this kit)
Simply place the 5 coir disks into a waterproof container. Add the 150ml water and leave to absorb. The coir will expand to 3 times its original size. Once the coir has stopped expanding, stir it round to ensure there are no hard lumps. If you need to extra water do this a little at a time.
Assembling your Eco-Kit
- Slide tabs out carefully so they are not damaged.
- Insert the drip tray into your stadium
- Slide tabs into internal slots so that they anchor securely into position then fold down the flaps where the cells will go. Doing this now will make it easier to insert the planting cells later.
- Your plant cells come in flat sheets of two that need to be Separated. Take care when doing this so that the cells do not tear.
- To create the planting cells, gently fold the 4 panels into a square with the tabs facing inwards.
- Slot the planting cells into your stadium. You are now ready to start growing.
Sow indoors February – May
Fill plant cell half way with the prepared coir. Add 2 seeds per cell and cover over with the remaining coir. Place in a warm position and water when needed. The coir should be damp to the touch but not waterlogged. When seedlings are large enough to handle they can be transplanted in to larger pots.
Harvest chillies May- September, when fruit is ripe but firm to the touch.
- The earlier in the season you plant the hotter your chillies will be
- To avoid damaging the plant, use scissors while harvesting
- Feed your plant liquid fertiliser when fruits start to swell
- Chillies freeze very well
The Anaheim has the lowest Scoville rating of all the chillies in this collection. It is so mild that it’s almost sweet! Although it is a chilli it makes a great addition to a fruit salad! This is a perfect chilli for those who don’t like spice.
Jalapeño are one of the milder chillies in this kit. Originating from Mexico and used in a range of the native dishes it is no wonder they are so popular. These chillies are commonly pickled and preserved.
Cayenne peppers are relatively mild when compared to some of the others on this list, but they still have quite the kick! They are also great dried, and ground in to a powder.
Although the Habanero isn’t the hottest on this list it is still enough to blow your socks off. Gloves should be worn when handling these chillies and always wash your hands before touching your face or eyes.
The Naga is the hottest chilli in this collection, scoring over 1 million Scoville units. It is very important that, when handling these chillies, gloves are worn and always wash your hands thoroughly after handling.
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