How to Cultivate Chili in Pot or Polybag

Chili is a member of the Capsicum genus which is very popular in Indonesia. Even chili has become one of the mandatory ingredients in every dish, there are several types of chillies in Indonesia which include green chili, red chili, curly chili and cayenne pepper which are very popular with the community because they have a more spicy flavor. Besides being attractive because of the taste offered, chilli also has a high economic value, so many farmers cultivate various kinds of chilli plants. But not only the farmers, because you can also cultivate it in the yard by using pots or polybags.
Chili Cultivation Opportunities
Chilli cultivation is a business that has good prospects, especially chilli also has a fluctuating price, especially when approaching Eid, the price of chilli will immediately rise. This is what makes everyone want to participate in planting chillies to gain multiple profits. But unfortunately not everyone has a large planting area, so they discouraged them from cultivating chillies immediately. Without them knowing there are various planting media that can be used to cultivate chillies such as gardens, courtyards or polybags which are also referred to as modern horticulture plantation systems. And on this occasion we will discuss it for you.
How to Cultivate Chili in Pot or Polybag
How to cultivate chili with polybags or pots is very easy, almost the same as how to plant chillies in general. because these chilli plants can live anywhere, both lowlands and highlands with optimal temperatures 24-27 ° C. But even so, chillies can continue to grow with temperatures above 27 ° C. For those of you who want to cultivate chili with polybag media, the types of chili that are suitable for you to plant include curly chili and cayenne pepper because this type of chilli has more resistance to the tropical climate. And the steps that you have to do when cultivating chillies in pots or polybags are as follows:
1. Hatchery
• Selection of seeds
To produce quality chillies, of course good seeds are needed. In the market there are various types of seeds from local seeds to imported seeds that you can use, but for those of you who want easier care with satisfying results, you can choose the type of local chilli. Moreover, now local chillies have been selected, so they are able to produce productive and superior plants, although they are still not good compared to the types of hybrid chillies. However, for beginners the types of local chilli seeds are more recommended.
• Seeding
It is different from how to plant chillies on land, for planting chillies in pots or polybags, it should not be done directly from the seeds, but must be sown first. In addition to accelerating growth, seeding also aims to select chili seeds from disabilities and diseases in plants. For this seeding process you can do it in the seeding tray or plot of land. The seeding step that you have to do is as follows:
 Prepare a tray or make enough plot of land,
 Combine compost and soil with a ratio of 1: 1, stirring until smooth.
 Smooth the soil until it is loose to make the rooting process easier to penetrate the land.
 Place soil media in the tray or plot of land that you have prepared. Then make a map with a width of 5-10 cm, and make an array over it with a distance of 10 cm.
 After the seedling is ready, enter the chilli seeds with a distance of 7.5 cm between the seeds.
 Water the seeds and cover with the soil and compost mixture you have prepared beforehand.
 Then cover the nursery with a wet gunny sack, and let it sit for 3 days. During the seeding process, make sure the gunny sacks remain wet to maintain the moisture of the seeds.
 After the seedlings start to grow, open the gunny sack and replace it with a plastic cover to protect the plant seeds, in addition to keeping the chilli seeds from being exposed to direct sunlight.
 Wait for 1 month or after the seedlings have 3-4 leaves.
2. Preparation of planting media
For planting media you can use pots, polybags, or unused used containers with a minimum size of 30 cm. Next hole the bottom of the pot so that water can flow. Then mix the soil, manure, compost, rice husk and charcoal with a composition of 1: 1: 1. Sift all ingredients to get a smooth growing media, stir until all ingredients are well mixed, and make sure that the ingredients you use have good quality. In addition to the mixture, you can also add NPK fertilizer about 3 spoons for each pot. After all is ready, place the pot or poly bag in a place that is not flooded.
3. Planting
After the plant seeds and planting media are ready, then you can move the seeds into pots or polybags that you have persianed

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