Garden Tip: Jalapeño
This Mexican pepper, Jalapeno, ranges in the medium-hot level, about 5,000 Scoville units. This seems pretty tame when compared to the #1 hottest in the world- The Carolina Reaper at 2,200,000 SHU and former world champ- The Ghost Pepper at 1,041,427 SHU.
- Give the plants plenty of space to grow. This is the reason why the seed pod kits come with a certain amount of pre-seeded grow pods and plant spacers depending on the size of your AeroGarden.
- Feed it extra nutrient upon the 3rd feeding and moving forward. For 3 and 6-Pod gardens, give an extra 1/2 capful. For 7 and 9-Pod gardens, give an extra 1 capful.
- Schedule grow light to be on during the day. This decreases stress on the plant.
- Pollinate often.
- Harvest when the peppers are large and firm. Cut from the plant when they are green or red. The longer the pepper is on the plant, the redder and hotter it gets.