I have written several articles about the pepper plants that I am growing in my greenhouse. I have not yet spoken to my indoor plant. I am growing several plants indoor. I am growing a variety of herbs; I am also growing four Tiny Tim Tomato plants. But since those are not the focus of our blog, I will talk about the one pepper plant that I have decided to grow indoors. My Bhut Jolokea plant, more commonly known as the ghost pepper plant and before anyone even asks… NO I will not be eating them. I will, however be cooking with them. There will be some recipes to follow once I have harvested this plant.
I must first confess that I did not grow any of my pepper plants from seed. When it comes to growing pepper plants, I am a novice. I figured the easiest way to begin my project would be to order some pepper plants, plant them, and see how well it goes. If all goes well then I will try growing from seed. They are all doing well so far. I have had some problems that were discussed in previous posts with my outdoor peppers.
My indoor pepper plant seems to be doing great. The only problem I am having is with the slow rate of growth. It is definitely taking its time. I have watered it and I do use some fertilizer, and it has responded well. There are some dark burned parts on the older leaves but the newer leaves look fantastic. I was trying to figure out what caused these burn spots on the older leaves. I think I may have watered it and gotten the leaves wet, and the grow lamps caused the burns where the water droplets had settled on the leaves. I have not gotten the plant wet since and there seem to be now.
I am looking forward to getting some of these extremely hot peppers and showing you how I use them in everyday recipes to spice things up. Until then I will post the progress of my indoor plant ghost pepper plant.