Originally Posted by Mr. Hugeblunts
Can you guys give me some "hints and tips" for growing peppers, mainly germination of the bhut jolokia
Currently, my pepper plants are in pure coco. I hear they need a good bit of cal/mag (crinkled leaves are an indication of deficiency)
I haven't got much for general growing tips and there doesn't seem to me much details on the internet for growing peppers. I am basically starting with similar methods to cannabis, as this is my first grow. From there i will refine the methods and ingredients that are suited for peppers.
I do have a good method for sprouting the bhut seeds. I first tried the moist paper towel method. It worked but wasn't particularly fast and the roots got attached to the paper too easily.
The method that works GREAT is rockwool cubes. I soaked the cubes in water with a little lemon juice to adjust my charcoal filtered city tap water down to 6.5ish. Then placed them in a tray with a heating pad under the tray at 85deg F. Then covered the cubes directly with plastic wrap. The normal humidity dome had too much volume and the cubes dried out very quickly. With the plastic wrap i barely had to add any water after the original soak.
With this method i actually had 3 of 4 seeds sprout within 4 days. Bhuts typically take 10-14 days if not more. I had the 4th seeds sprouted at about 10 days.