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I'm going to get my first batch on this morning, with just scotch bonnets & standard red chillies (with a bit of shallot & garlic) - where are you all getting these fancy varieties? Are you all growing your own?
 

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where are you all getting these fancy varieties? Are you all growing your own?
Grow all my own, Simpsons Seeds are a very good starting point - massive variety.
Also have friends who pass on the odd plant or seed - quite often before they are commercially available.
 
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I get my seeds from South Devon Chlli farm, good selection of exotics, I have largely settled on growing Jalapeno's, Ring of fire Cayenne, Pot black, & Aji Limon as they are all heavy croppers & very reliable. The super hots are a pain to grow & not reliable as too much flower drop.
 

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Such a cool thread! I’m inspired to give this a go asap
 

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@dan125- where are you all getting these fancy varieties? Are you all growing your own?
PM me you address, I'll send you out a few seeds when they're ready...
 

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All home grown. Keith is right, the superhots are a pain in the a**e (figuratively and literally), but an early start or overwintering and you can get a decent crop. Interested how yours pans out Dan if you're using shop bought. Sometimes supermarket produce is cleaned or irradiated to the point that the natural fermentation doesn't take hold.

On that note, I did a couple of litres last year using lactobacillus from the pellicle of a sour beer and it worked a treat.
 

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I too got a batch on this afternoon. Just one jar for a test run. Mix of varieties, just picked a load of what came to hand.
 

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Don't seem to have any problems with the super hots - reapers, scorpions, ghosts, etc.
Start mine off pretty much as soon as Christmas is over, some in a propagator, others in trays on top of a tropical fish tank.
The key is to start them early, as they need a long growing season.
I've overwintered some too, with varying degrees of success...
 
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I’ve also been inspired by the chilli growing thread, will be trying that next year too!
 

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@dan125- where are you all getting these fancy varieties? Are you all growing your own?
PM me you address, I'll send you out a few seeds when they're ready...
Thanks, but they'd need a green house wouldn't they?
 

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Interested how yours pans out Dan if you're using shop bought. Sometimes supermarket produce is cleaned or irradiated to the point that the natural fermentation doesn't take hold.
Now you tell me :laugh8:
I'll keep you posted
Here it is started off:-
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@dan125, Yeah, true. A greenhouse or polytunnel is ideal, though I grow a lot outside, in a well sheltered spot, against a south facing wall...
 

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@dan125, Yeah, true. A greenhouse or polytunnel is ideal, though I grow a lot outside, in a well sheltered spot, against a south facing wall...
We've done quite well with toms grown outside this year, so if you have any spare seeds that would be great thanks. I'll drop you a PM.
 
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