- Joined Jan 17, 2021
Step 1: Grow 2 different chiles
Step 2: Go to the store sometime before flowering and buy your first box of Q-tips ever
Step 3: Rub one of the plant's UNOPENED flowers/pistils (inside) with a Q-tip (the more open the flower is, the higher chance it's already gotten knocked up)
Step 4: Rub a flower on the other plant's unopened flower
Step 5: TAG IT, i use a lot of hemp cord in my gardening. lol
Step 6: Collect seeds, LABEL, grow next year.
Be mindful that there will be variation/mutants. Cross a New Mexican-family ("Bell Peppers" , Jalapenos, Bananas etc. are all decendents of New Mexican chiles) with a Habanero-family (scotch bonnets, ghosts) and you will get much more variation. Some will be wrinkly little reaper-lookin guys. These will pepper-spray your kitchen when you go to seed them if there is any moisture left at all. Goggles and gloves, if you can't do it outside have proper ventilation.