If you have bought some of our chile pepper seeds, you may be wondering how deep to plant the pepper seeds – and here's the answer:
For Chile Pepper seeds, plant each seed a quarter of an inch deep or less.
Place one pepper seed into each shallow hole and cover gently with soil.
Keep the seeds evenly moist and warm (80-90˚ F) for best and fastest germination, and remember, pepper seeds are often notoriously slow to germinate – they can take anywhere from 7 to 21 days to sprout. Some seeds like the Chocolate Habanero, Fatalii, and Cayenne may take even longer to germinate. We like to use a seed heat mat to help keep them warm enough to sprout, heat helps them sprout way faster with a much better success rate.
Some people germinate their pepper seeds in aquaponic sponges, or even inside plastic bags or containers with a wet paper towel placed in a warm place.
One clever way to make your own seedling pots is to use towel paper or paper towel rolls, we like to put six of them into a tupperware container to hold them up and leave the bottoms open so the peppers develop nice long deep roots before planting outdoors when the weather warms up: