The ingredients of our recipes are often present. chili pepper, which is not surprising, because it is practically the most popular spice in the world. In terms of sharpness in the kitchen, it has no equal, and the smaller the pepper, the hotter it is!
Chili is an essential component of most meat dishes, it is also added to fish, sausages, legumes, sauces, rice and soups. Pickled vegetables Get an unusual taste, if in the canning process add the peppercorns to them.
We propose to plant a pair of bushes of this incredibly bright plant, so that the spicy addition to the dishes is always fresh.
Shrubbery decorative chili peppers Compact, branched, reaching a height of 15 to 50 centimeters. The leaves are small and the pods grow alone or in groups.
A perennial plant, in good condition, can bear fruit for almost 5 years.
Basic requirements for growing peppers – The presence of a sufficient amount of light, always wet, releases the soil, hot. You can determine the adequacy of the lighting by the color of the leaf: if the leaves are bright green, everything is fine, if it is discolored, it should be illuminated.
With the lack of sunlight (in the autumn-winter period), the chili can go to sleep and lose all the leaves. Do not worry
It is only necessary to increase the amount of light: the bush will turn green immediately. This can be done using an artificial light source (blue-violet radiation lamp or a combination of fluorescent and incandescent lamps), which is 25-30 cm from the top of the plant.
TO cultivate chile, The seeds need to be prepared. To do this, place them between layers of gauze and moisten them with water every 3-4 hours. The seeds will swell for a while, and after about 4 to 5 days they will germinate.
Now they can be planted.
To plant seeds, place the usual plastic cups of 200 ml of soil, consisting of 2 parts of garden soil and 1 part of humus with sand. Deepen pepper seeds 0.5 cm and pour strongly.
Prevent the coma of the soil from drying out and keep the temperature between 22 and 25 degrees. After 3-4 weeks you will enjoy strong seedlings!
When the plants have a second pair of these leaves, the seedlings will be ready for relocation to a place of permanent residence. Wide ceramic pots, not too deep, adequate. At the bottom of the tank, place the drain (expanded clay, polystyrene foam), cover with a mixture of humus, sand and clay in a ratio of 2: 1: 1, respectively.
Moistens the soil well with much weakness. Manganese solution.
Homemade pepper requires periodic supplements. Fertilizers containing nitrogen: during the period of acquiring the green mass, spraying with succinic acid and potassium fertilizers under the root, during flowering.
You can use complex mineral fertilizers already prepared, applying them once in 10 to 14 days.
The green bushes with bright pods are a wonderful decoration of the window sill: elegant and practical. And still, the chili pepper effectively cleans the air from the bacteria room.