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Old 02-22-2010, 01:24 AM
 
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I'm not the best but can usually get most seeds growing. But I fail with peppers. I can't get them to sprout in wet paper towel, water, or soil. What am I missing? Do they need heat?
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:55 AM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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I have found that peppers need warm temps to germinate. If the soil is too wet, the germination time is much longer then it should be.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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one trick i've used in the past with hard-to-germinate pepper seeds like tepins and pequins, is to soak them overnight in a 5% solution of potassium nitrate [saltpeter], then keep them on a damp paper towel in a warm place.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Between Heaven And Hell.
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I'm not the best but can usually get most seeds growing. But I fail with peppers. I can't get them to sprout in wet paper towel, water, or soil. What am I missing? Do they need heat?
They need heat, uninterrupted heat. An electric propagator is a good idea. Just don’t let them cool down at night.
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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They need heat, uninterrupted heat. An electric propagator is a good idea. Just don’t let them cool down at night.
I wonder if I can put them inside of an oven with very low heat turned on?
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:42 PM
 
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I wonder if I can put them inside of an oven with very low heat turned on?
No I wouldn’t advise that, not controllable enough. Best to use that on the end product.
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:59 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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They need warmth and also, even moisture. They're very finicky, keep the moisture in the soil as constant and even as possible.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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I bought a small germination tray from the local hardware store that works quite well in a sunny window,it has a clear plastic top that gives the whole unit a green house effect..
Once the seedlings are up i plant them in old kitty litter plastic buckets and they thrive,I've never had any success planting them in the ground its like they just never want to grow..
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