Chilli Growing Kits

Grow your own chillies in a few easy steps with our chilli growing essentials from our Ultimate Chilli Growing kit with seed starter kit to award winning plant food

Growing chilli plants is simple – especially if you choose the Ultimate Chilligrow Kit which includes everything you need to grow great chilli plants from seed including a seed starter kit with propagator and our popular Chilligrow planter which keeps chillies perfectly fed and watered. All kits include full instructions and access to our Gardening Angel advice service.

Our chilli growing kits are designed by Chilli Experts to help you grow bumper harvests of chillies no matter how little space you have. We have everything you need to grow chillies from seed to healthy mature chilli plants which produce bigger harvests.

We've been growing our own chillies for over 35 years, so we're biased but chillies are one of the most popular plants to grow at home. Whatever your taste, mild, medium, hot or sweet, they are a firm favourite for adding flavour and colour to meals and they have well documented health benefits. The size your chilli plant will reach depends on the variety you choose, and with a wide variety of chillies to choose from you will be sure to find one to suit your location and growing space. Small varieties such as Apache are ideal for growing at home on your windowsill but if you have additional space such as a greenhouse then there is a vast array of flavour sensations to tantalise your taste buds.

Here at Greenhouse Sensation we are big fans of growing chilli peppers. Over the years we have grown many varieties of chillies at our Greenhouse and Polytunnel. You can visit our greenhouse to see all our chilli varieties along with many other plants. Some of our favourite varieties include:

  • Fresno Supreme (annuum) - Its thick mild flesh means the Fresno Supreme Chilli is excellent for stir fries and adds a warm flavour to savoury dishes.
  • Rocoto Red (pubessens) - This medium chilli resembles a small bell pepper, sometimes called a 'Gringo Killer'. This chilli adds the perfect combination of heat and flavour to a variety of dishes.
  • Trinidad Scorpion (chinense) - This explosive chilli gets its name because the end of the chilli resembles a Scorpions tail. This firery chill makes the perfect base for your marinades and hot sauces.
  • Corno Rosso or Corno del Torro (annuum) - This tasty sweet chilli is perfect raw with dips or roasted whole and stuffed

When you grow chillies they love warm sheltered spots and need an optimum temperature of 18° to 22° with plenty of bright light and need to be very regularly fed and watered. However over-watering prevents roots from accessing oxygen leading to unsuccessful growth. Incorrect watering causes most gardening problems and chillies are no different. A chilli growing kit like our Chilligrow Chilli planter which regulates watering will ensure your plants will get the optimum amount of nutrients and will never be over watered or under watered.

The Chilligrow planter is a great alternative for growing chillies in pots and keeps your plants perfectly fed and watered at all times without ever overwatering. Simply fill the 7 litre SmartReservoir and let the FeederMats in the pots pull water up to the roots when they need it. Although your chilli plants have access to water whenever they need it, roots are never stood in water, so access to oxygen is never limited.

Unless you are growing in one of our Chilli Growing Kits with our plant nutrients, feed your chillies with a general liquid fertiliser until they are established. Following that use a high potash fertiliser to encourage your chillies to flower and fruit. Keep them weed-free and keen an eye out for common pests.

Read more about how to grow your own chillies with our Chilli Growing Advice page, have a look at our overwintering chillies guide or visit our Video blog to view our latest chilli growing videos.

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