Photos of my first attempt at growing ghost peppers. This is a mixed batch of seeds from 4 peppers from two plants.
I started with the seeds from last years plants, pulled them from fresh peppers and laid them out to dry for a few days. Once they dried, I placed them in a small container with rice to absorb any moisture. When I was ready to plant, I placed the seeds in a dish filled with water to let them soak for 24 hours. I did make the mistake of going in and fishing the seeds out with my fingers and placing them in the water with my fingers. This was done without gloves. I realized real quick that it doesn’t matter how long the seeds have sat, they still retain their heat!
After the seeds soaked, I placed 2 to 3 per container. I also placed a warming pad and a grow light about 2 feet above the container. The location for the container gets 4 to 6 hours of sunlight. Within a few weeks I had sprouted almost every seed! Next year I’ll stick with one seed as all I really need is one plant.