How to Grow Mirch Masala Chilli Seeds
The Mirch Masala Chilli Seeds are a blend of tradition and innovation, offering a unique gardening experience with deep-red, pungent chillies.
- Starting Off: Sow the Mirch Masala Chilli seeds about 1/4″ deep in 3in pots with quality seed compost. Keep the soil consistently moist.
- Germination: Seedlings typically emerge between 10-21 days, especially at a preferable temperature close to 85°F.
- Transplanting Seedlings: Once the seedlings have at least two pairs of leaves, it’s time for them to be moved to individual containers.
Growing and Caring for Your Mirch Masala Chilli:
- Soil and Watering: Aim for a well-draining soil composition and water regularly. Be cautious not to overwater and avoid waterlogged conditions.
- Location: Mirch Masala Chillies prefer warm locations, so find a sunny spot in your garden or conservatory, protected from strong winds.
- Maturity: Capsicum baccatum species, like the Mirch Masala, can take longer to ripen. Expect ripe fruits around 120 days after transplanting.
Harvesting Your Mirch Masala Chilli:
- Appearance: Harvest your chillies once they transition from a light shade to a deep red. The heat and flavour intensify with maturity.
- Usage Tips: The Mirch Masala’s heat is perfect for crafting hot sauces or as a fresh addition to culinary dishes. They can also be dried for future use.
The Mirch Masala Chilli Seeds are more than just seeds; they’re a passport to a spicy, rewarding gardening journey with hints of Indian tradition.