I Understand that the Ghost Pepper is no longer the world's hottest pepper, but it was when ever this Instructable was written. You do not need to remind me in the comments :D. However, these instructions Will work for any other Chili Peppers.
Want something really hot to spice up your food?Or just wanna do somthing plain stupid? Well the Ghost pepper is the right thing for you!The best part is though, if you follow these instructions, you too can grow the ghost pepper!
Step 1: What You Will Need
You will need:
-Peanut Butter jar
- A pot with the width of the peanut butter jar
-Some sort od utility Knife
-A container that the pot will fit in
-Seed starting mix of potting soil
-Hot glue gun
Step 2: Soak Seeds
Place your seed in in a container of water over night to soften it. Make sure the seed isnt just floating on the top. This means that you may have to break the surface tension, or add a slight amount of weight to make it sink.
Step 3: Plant!
You are now ready to plant! To start, fill your pot with the soil about a centimeter from the top. Next, set the seed on top of the soil and sprinkle with more soil until covered. Now you can spray it with water.
Step 4: Create a "Hot House" Enviroment
The Ghost pepper, Actual name Bhut Jolokia, is native to India, which is a very hot and humid place. This means that we must recreate this enviroment in order to grow it. To do this, we must do several things. First, cut the bottom of the peanut butter jar with the knife. Next, Glue this to the Pot.
Step 5: Finishing Touches
Now put the plastic wrap on the top, and water only when the soil is a light brown, which is usually about every three days. Set in a warm window. After the plant sprouts in 10-30 days, start watering it by putting the container under the pot and letting the water absorb through the bottom. Again though, only water when needed. So, there you have it! Now that wasn't so hard, was it?
Step 6: Ghost Pepper Growth- the Sprout