is it possible to start peppers from seed now in my climate?
I am in Dubai, UAE and just received some hot pepper seeds ordered from the US.
the temperatures right now here are highs fluctuating day to day from upper 70s to mid 80s. the evenings are in the upper 60s, low 70s. So I think to get seedlings the temps are ok for now.
in April the temperatures will be in the 90s and by mid-may in the upper 90s... and then hell will come with temps well above 100, even some days over 110F and humidity in the 90 percentile for the rest of the summer.
When it is time to pot up the seedlings and also again when planting in their final big pots, I was thinking about using a mylar emergency blanket as mulch and putting up some stakes so that I can lay some kind of thin cotton cloth or gauze to let sunlight go through, but protecting the plants from the sun's full force.
Do you think I would be able to grow peppers successfully like this? Or is it best to just wait for the next growing season?