RuHappy69 wrote:My friend at work (he prowls around here as well) gave me some seeds and some directions from where he got them from (mail). They said for the 1st 2 weeks 24 hours of light close up, plus soil needs to be 80-87 degrees no more no less.. I think that's nuts? If I plant them 'old school' in the mini green house windowsill style planters it should be fine right?
I only know about them from what I've witnessed on TV shows about peppers and from some U-tube videos of folks insane enough to actually eat these peppers.
The Ghost Pepper is recognized as the hottest pepper known to man. I'm not sure of the numbers because it's been a while since I saw that show about them. If I recall correctly, a jalapeno pepper hits the Scoville scale at around 10K Scoville Units. The Bhut Jalokia (Ghost Pepper) is over 1,000,000 on the Scoville Scale. That is one hot pepper.
Like Wordwiz states, it is recommended you wear protective gear when handling the pepper in any state of growth or pay dearly for not doing so. That said, it has no place in my garden, even as a novelty.