Bolivian rainbow pepper problems
I have tried on numerous accounts to grow these fascinating peppers from seed. I have thought about doing the lazy thing and buying a seedling...that would be so if anybody in my area sold them. No one has heard of them. Therefore, my only choice is too grow them myself, BUT every single time I sow a seed it either
1. Does not sprout at all
2. It grows to about 2 inches in height and then dies
I have tried everything possible to weed out the problem but no luck. I have started the seeds in peat pellets and regular gardening soil. Both yield the same results. I have used clean rain water collected in a sterile container, because I knew in advance my tap water is too hard. Nada. They still curl up and die. I have also placed the seedlings under artificial lighting, in sun light, and even left them completely in the dark. Once again, they all kicked the bucket before getting more than two leaves.