In this video I am sharing in detail how I grow chilly peppers in grow bags or pots in 3 to 5 hours sun in my balcony in Mumbai.
Time stamp :
0:04 : Introduction
0:26 : Rob Bob’s you tube channel
0:52 : When to start seeds in Mumbai or India
0:59 : Seed starting , seed starting mix , transplanting , fertilizing.
4:16 : Grow bag or pot size
5:59 : My potting mix and why I use it
6:46 : Other potting mix options , DIY and store bought.
7:07 : Benefits of mulching , Automatic worm castings .
8:39 : Common pests and diseases , treatments .
10:36 : How much sun?
11:30 : Rains and winds sample during Mumbai monsoons.
11:41 : How I feed or fertilize my chilly plant for continuous harvests.
13:10 : Some options for vegetarians
13:21 : Where to buy ?
13:31 : Watering .
14:54 : Sunshine chilly flower , progress of my plant as on 24.2.17
16:47 : Harvest Day
17:56 : Seed saving and storage
Link to Rob Bob’s channel on YT :
Link to my Container Thai Prik Kee Noo Video :
Link to my Tea Leaf Compost Video :
Link to my Vermicomposting / Indoor Worm Bin Videos Playlist :
Link to my Facebook Page :
Instagram handle : @mumbaibalconygardener
WHERE TO BUY
1.Coconut coir : Ratanshi Agro , Namdeo Umaji , Byculla Mumbai or your local garden store .
2. Vermiculite : Ratanshi Agro , Byculla Mumbai , Rs 80 per kg www.manidharmabiotech.com (wholesale rate Rs 40 per kg )
3. Fish bone meal or regular bone meal : Ratanshi Agro , Byculla , Mumbai , ebay in ( store name just grow).
4. Epsom salt : At your local chemist .
5 . Sea weed liquid or granules : ebay.in , www.manidharmabiotech.com
6. Seeds : www.rareseeds.com , ebay.in , amazon.in
7. Red wiggler or composting worms : In Mumbai – Mr Prakash Dandekar – 9820784291.
8. Green grow bags : www.manidharmabiotech.com
hello gardening friends in today's video I would like to share with you my journey growing the sunshine Chili Peppers from seed to harvest I would like to thank Rob Bob from Australia for sharing these seeds with me Rob's channel on YouTube is one of those channels that I watched extensively when I began my gardening journey five years ago his warming and composting videos are one of my favorites a seed starting I am using my tea leaf compost vermiculite and coconut oil in equal parts my tea leaf compost does not contain any seeds from my kitchen waste so I know that the seeds that are germinating other seeds that I have sold an important point to remember is that although the chilli plant will grow through the year in Mumbai weather it may not fruit through the year because when it is really hot in May and in October although the plant may flower many of the blooms may fall off because of the excessive heat so the best time to start a plant from seed would be end of August after the rains and then the plant has a good six to eight months till February and March to grow and produce well after I have sowed the seeds I use a spray bottle to keep the potting mix moist however once the seedlings emerge I only bought water and this helps to promote good root systems and to avoid rotting of the tender stem of the seedlings at the soil level for this season I used a seed starting tree instead of individual Cup so that I could move this entire tray easily away from the rain or towards the Sun I planted one seeds per cell I planted three feasts for variety aiming for one final plant if you are a beginner it is better to throw five seeds to get one plant if you do end up with extra you can always share the saplings with a friend unlike tomato seedlings chilli seedlings and flowers take their time to grow and get established so it requires some patience however once they are fully grown they can be productive for two to three years depending on how well we take care of the plant and of course a better condition watering just a little bit helps to get the seedling out easily I like to transplant my Chile seedling at the same soil level as the false previously I do not worry the sin of my chili seedling I transplanted two saplings into the final grow bag and after a few weeks I cut off one at the soil line leaving this one plant to grow in the 15 by 15 inch grow bag for any plant that is going to give fruit the bigger the grow bag or container the easier it is to maintain here is another grow bag in which I have my poblano pepper growing you can see that there is space yours in the glow bag for that I can add my amendment in the tray here I have the name Palace the fishbone knee and Boo – so I need to fertilize this plant for what I am going to do this put the amendments talking close to the same just around mix it in water it and then I was off with Dryden it will require less watering and less feeding as compared to very small pots this 15 by 15 inch Glo bag works perfectly for one chilly plant I use the potting mix that is equal parts compost Romi compost or palm castings coconut choir and vermiculite I use of potting mix a lot native soil as I need to keep the mix very light on my grill if I have to grow back one leaf native soil and the other one with my potting mix the native soil back is three times heavier than my potting mix back so here is the globe and you can see that I have mushed it with whatever there's some tomato branches in here there are dried lead and what I want to show you all of my glow bags have red wigglers so what I do is I put a banana peel or some other type of scrap that they enjoy so that I have automatic castings here you can seal them so that I have the turning of a automatic worm castings in all of my glow bags so I may put a banana peel or a photo mask man and feel so then I don't need to add worm castings throughout the season and keeping the bag mulched helps in two ways one is it prevents the evaporation of water from the top and also as the leaves break down slowly it kind of is a food source again for those red videos the biggest issue I face every year with my chili plans is the curly leaf virus every plant started from seed falls prey to this menace I saw around 50 seeds every you the young seedlings are affected by the time they are around six to eight weeks old after which it is a losing battle and I may be left with just one healthy plant at the end of it third of December 2016 and it was growing well till the growing end got the curly leaf virus and I tuned it and after the pruning it started to send out new growth from all the nodes but if you see carefully each node also has the curly leaf virus I see the beginnings of the holly leaf virus on this launch as well so I will have to see how this progresses I had white flies on my green chile plant two years ago and I try to spray it with a garlic o3 the infestation was who is your I couldn't get rid of it so what I did instead was I cut back the plant completely instead of trying to battle the infestation and this plant has been producing for me beautifully since the last eight months all Chile plants or pepper plants love the Sun and do best with at least six to eight hours of Sun per day however as you can see I have had great success with both chilies and tomatoes which is three to five hours of Sun this Chile plant is getting around four hours of Sun currently once a plant has got established in the main growing season I am able to maintain it and get occasional harvest from it even with just two hours of Sun as you saw in my thigh perky new video of last year feeding your plant in a pot or grow back regularly is the key to having a healthy plant with good harvest in the next few slides I will share with you what and how I feed my plants and will put the same details in the description box as well if you wish to note them down you you I watering depends on the size of the container or grow bag size of the plant some exposure and even the medium you are using to grow in a potting mix like mine needs watering every two days with my sun exposure of four hours however now that the plant is producing heavily it needs 2 liters of water daily I like to use a one liter bottle initially so that I know how much I am watering and how much I need to increase later later on when the plant has become big I use a 5 liter watering can and water half-and-half between two similar grow bags so that's around two and a half liters in each grow bag here you can see my two year old chili plant filtered in the afternoon Sun if it does not recover from the wilting in the evening I know I need to increase the frequency and the quantity of water for this plant sometimes I do not wait for the evening I just water it immediately since it is flowering and fruiting the flowers are beautiful with yellow markings like the reeds of the Sun so as you can see the sunshine chili plant is absolutely loaded so many of them waiting inside and I'm going to be harvesting these chilies today so that the land can produce more after the chilies are formed it does take a good two weeks for them to turn to this beautiful colors and their athletes all sunshine chili and the plant has done really well for me so thank you so much Rob for sharing the seeds with me absolutely gorgeous color and the first time I tried the chili I thought it was mild I used it in an omelette and I thought it was Flutie and mild and then I decided that I should have a taste of the chili as it is an ethical bite and oh my god it was it was hot so I changed my opinion on that at first I called it not spicy at all but definitely medium spicy I don't know the Covell rating of this one you you this was the first big harvest from this plant weighing in at 156 grams on the 24th of February 2017 exactly six months after sowing the seeds with full Sun the plant would have probably through the two months earlier nevertheless I'm pleased as hell with the end result saving seeds of peppers is pretty easy just shut up and open the better lesson and scrape out all those seeds and what I like to do is this is a disposable dinner napkin it's quite thick much thicker than our regular tissue paper so I like to collect all the seeds and leave them out to dry in a cool place out of Sun and once the seeds have completely dried up there do is I take butter paper and fold the seeds into it label it and put it in the fridge it's pretty simple these are seeds that I saved in January last month the photo labels written on paper inside keeping the paper inside helps it is a chance of saving slightest of moisture the paper holder absorbent also I've realized it is writing on the lip pouches with a marker pen after a while the writing is gone towards the total piece of paper inside so these are the seeds that I have pasted in January and then I have a whole lot of speed to save from this batch the other game has kept the season at issue earlier I used to put them directly into the zip pouch but now I've decided to either put them in a tissue or in butter paper and then these are stored in dough so that's education I hope you found this video interesting and informative and you so much for watching and happy gardening