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Pepper Seeds - Basket of Fire F1

£3.15 £0.99

A perfect choice for the UK climate, Basket of Fire Chilli Plants are well suited to cooler growing conditions. Producing a stunning crop of medium heat chillies, our Basket of Fire Pepper Seeds grow into beautiful, vibrant chilli plants that will brighten up any windowsill, patio or bed. GMO-free, untreated and hand-picked for quality, your plastic free package includes free marigold companion plant seeds.

Description

At Grow Sow Greener, we generally shy away from hybridised varieties. However, Basket of Fire F1 is an excellent ornamental and culinary chilli plant, perfect for UK conditions. You can't save your seed, but it is definitely worth growing. Bred for countertops and hanging baskets, a mature height of 12 inches and cascading branches to 20 inches, produce hundreds of chilli peppers per plant. Tolerant of cooler temperatures and beautiful warm colours, Basket of Fire is a worthy addition to your windowsill or garden.

  • Pack size: 4 seeds
  • Type: Hot
  • Scoville Rating: 80,000 SHU (medium)
  • Time to germination: 7-21 days
  • When to sow inside: January – March
  • When to sow outside: March-May
  • Spacing: 30cm +
  • Soil preference: Fertile, well-drained
  • Light preference: Full sun
  • When to harvest: August – October

How to grow Basket of Fire Peppers from seed

Peppers belong to the same family as aubergines and tomatoes and should be grown in much the same manner. Chilli and sweet peppers are extremely similar; however, chilli peppers do appreciate slightly warmer conditions. They need a long growing season and are cold-sensitive, which will halt the plant's growth, reduce its vigour, resistance to pests and disease, and its yields. We recommend trying Basket of Fire as it is much more tolerant to the cold and therefore successful in UK conditions.

Sow your Basket of Fire Seeds shallowly and aim to keep the temperature between 21 and 24. However, once germinated, pepper seeds can tolerate somewhat lower temperatures. After germination, place on a sunny windowsill or under LED lights to grow on and develop in 8cm thin-wall pots, before planting out in late spring, pot and all. We especially love the compact nature and appearance of this highly ornamental variety and recommend growing close to hand in a sunny kitchen window or under lights. We start our pepper seeds under lights in February before growing on indoors with our kitchen herbs. The fruits start creamy in colour and ripen to yellow to orange to bright red, and at any time, all the colours can be present on the plant.

With well-drained soil and even watering, they are generally very low maintenance and an easy plant to grow.

What to feed your Basket of Fire Pepper plants

Pepper plants enjoy free-draining soil loaded with plenty of organic matter. As they are heavy feeders, add a few handfuls of fish, blood and bone meal with some volcanic rock dust and some kelp powder to give them a rich, balanced and diverse diet for strong organic growth and cropping over the season. This diet will also help the plants to form strong, well-developed immunity.

By preparing the hole/soil with the above organics before planting and applying a side dressing of phosphorus-rich bone meal or wood ash just prior to fruiting, you feed the whole soil ecosystem, which feeds your pepper plants a much broader diet. Off the shelf bought chemical fertilisers are limited in their scope and kill life in the soil web, trapping the gardener into spending time and money, to fertilise repeatedly.

Keeping pests away

Basket of Fire is a fairly pest and disease resistant plant. When grown indoors, your plants are very low maintenance, and pepper plants generally don’t suffer much in this regard.

When ordering Basket of Fire seeds from Grow Sow Greener, you will receive free marigold seeds. A beautiful plant that adds interest and beauty in its own right while also a great companion for peppers. Plant marigolds close by to deter nematode attack and attract beneficial insects which prey on pests while boosting pollination. 

Shipping & Delivery

Shipping & Delivery


Delivery Costs

UK, N.Ireland and Scotland:

- Spend over £45 for FREE UK delivery.

- £1.95 postage on unlimited packets of all small seed packs (excluding Microgreen Seeds and Sprouting Seeds)

- £4.90 postage on all Microgreen Seeds, Sprouting Seeds and all other equipment

- £6.85 postage on all orders of combined small seed packs and parcels under £45


Delivery Information

The prices quoted are for UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to parts of Scotland, the Scottish Highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Isle of Wight may incur an additional postage cost to the customer. In such circumstances, we will contact customers to let them know of any additional cost and offer the choice of whether to proceed or cancel their order.

Whenever possible, goods will be dispatched by Courier post within 3-5 working days from the date of purchase. Due to our delivery being outsourced, we cannot always guarantee next day delivery, so please allow for this. Please bear in mind there may be delays when ordering over weekends and national holidays when placing your order. If an order is needed for a definite date, please contact us prior to ordering, so we can advise beforehand.

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We will deliver to the address as you enter it and can not accept any liability for late or failed delivery if the quoted address is incorrect. Additional charges will be made for redirection or for re-delivery due to postcode error. We advise that if you are not sure of the address you should check it using the Post Office postcode and address finding service.