Just ordered my first pepper seeds. Need advice.
I have recently ordered several different pepper seeds ( Trinidad scorpion, bhut jolokia, black pearl, chocolate hobanero, Georgia flame, holy mole, jalapeÃ¯Â¿Â½o , and purple jalapeÃ¯Â¿Â½o)
I have never grown peppers or anything else for that matter, I have no idea what I am getting into, I just know that I am very interested in growing peppers especially the ghost pepper. I am seeking advice about harvesting, canning, growing, drying, ect I would like to experiment with different ways of preserving my peppers (if I can even grow any)
I am considering growing my ghost peppers inside my home because I have read about how they are more difficult to raise and my home is located in Marengo county Alabama on top of a sandy hill. I have attempted to grow a few ornamental plants here before but have been unsuccessful due to the problems of keeping the soil damp on top of a sandy hill. I guess for starters I need to know if I can raise my ghost peppers indoors if I use heat lamps to regulate the temperature or will I have to move them outside to get them to bear fruit? How far from other peppers will I have to keep them to prevent cross pollination? Is there anything peculiar about any of the other species that I have listed above that would make them difficult to raise in my environment? Can anyone tell me how to can peppers? Can I use plastic mayonase jars? Will the heat in the peppers make a metal lid corrode?
As you can tell by now, I am quite ignorant about raising peppers, this will be my first attempt but I am determined to make it work.
Hope to hear from y'all soon.