Chilli is a common plant in every home garden. But we ignore the plant, though it gives us chilli all year around. For better yield, chilli plant should be cared well. Paying no attention to the chilli plant for long will lead to its decay. It can also be planted on an industrial scale.
There are multiple varieties like big chilli, red chilli, chilli pepper and green chilli, which all can be planted in our garden. Chilli pepper usually grow from the seeds that reach the soil through bird droppings. They give yield without giving much care.
The seeds for sowing should be taken from a healthy, fully ripe chilli. Keep the seeds after mixing it with ash. Chilli easily grows in all types of soil.
While sowing the seeds, choose soil without any lumps and stones in it and mix it with cow dung powder and ash. Regular watering is needed after seed sowing. The chilli saplings can be replanted within two weeks to a month after it sprouts.
Grow bags, cement sacks or useless vessels are suitable for planting the saplings. Remove the lumps from the soil, mix it with ash and cow dung powder and replant the sprouted saplings. Limited watering to sustain the moisture is sufficient. Pouring too much water will destroy the plant.
Giving some fish waste water is good for better growth of chilli plant. To get rid of the pests, use a mixture of neem seed oil, garlic and chilli pepper as an organic pesticide. Applying neem cake as fertilizer also prevent the pests from attacking chilli plant.