It was a fun ride! Easier than I expected it to be. You do have to invest quite some time into developing a watering schedule, looking out for them, but mainly they grow themselves.
They are so much hotter than I anticipated. So much spicier than what you can buy here. After I picked the first jalapeño, I thoughtlessly popped a slice into my mouth and chewed, seeds and all. Holy smokes, it was so spicy my mouth went numb for a good 15 minutes.
All in all, this plant-growing thing is definitely doable and something I will repeat for sure next year. If I can do it… anyone can.
After transferring the first batch to a bucket, they took off like a bullet and put out their beautiful white flowers. Because some of the plants will stay indoors, I used a Q-tip and gently rubbed it in the middle of each blossom to hand-pollinate them (move pollen to stamen). Since then I’ve transferred most plants and the majority of them are outdoors now. They’re doing great, but I…