Do you like spicy food? Want to learn how to grow chili? This article will give you accurate information about planting hot chilis. There are siling labuyo (most popular,), siling tingala, and siling Taiwan.
The proper way of planting chili? Before we discuss this, it is important that you first know what chili is, its different types, and what benefits chili brings to the human body. If you really love chili you need to know this.
Chili is a type of plant with spicy fruits. It is a common plant found in the Philippines and can grow anywhere.
It has a woody body and branches, its leaves are only small rounded at the bottom sharp at the tip. The fruit is oblong with a pointed tip, green when raw and red when ripe.
There are many types of chili here in the Philippines. Long and red types of chilies are called long chilies.
Its other types are round chili, red chili, pasiti chili, and the famous squid chili.
Chili fruit is rich in the minerals calcium, phosphorus, iron, as well as vitamins A and B.
The Philippines is known for its spicy foods, especially in the Bicol region where chili labuyo and the so-called chili king of the Philippines are found. Due to the Filipinos’ passion for chili, they have become accustomed to planting chili even in the yard of their house.
Unlike other crops, chili is not delicate and not difficult to grow. In fact, a chili seed that just falls to the ground can survive even if it is not taken care of.
But how to properly plant it? Let’s find out.
There are three important steps in planting chili. Just study and follow carefully the three methods below:
- Seedling Production or seedling of chili. Prepare a seedling tray for planting chili seeds. Using a seedling tray for germinating seeds is good because its roots are small.
- Just remember that only 1 seed per pit is needed. Also, use organic fertilizer for the soil to be used in the seedling tray, it is important for the chili to be healthy at the first stage of its growth.
- Land preparation or preparation of soil for planting chili. Plow and harrow the land for planting. Remove weeds that have grown and clean the surrounding soil.
- Make a planting plot, for large land make two-row plots, and for small land in turn one-row plot.
- Give the soil organic fertilizer and make sure it is moist so that the roots of the chilies to be transplanted will stick together.
- Transplanting or transplanting chili plants. After 18 to 21 days, the chilies in the seedling tray can be transferred to the prepared soil.
- Keep enough distance between each plant to prevent it from absorbing nutrients from the soil. Water the newly transplanted peppers immediately after planting.
The complete guide from planting to harvest is explained in the following video with English subtitles.
Sili farming is one of the most profitable crops to grow. here in Batangas for example, there were times that a kilogram of siling labuyo costs P800. The current price of sili is playing around P500 to P600 and is still a decent price.
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