Will my chilli seeds still germinate?

Hey, back with another question! I have some chilli seeds (Razmataz) + Hotwax which were sown about 21 days ago (not sure if im being impatient). Some came up but a lot of them didn't. I have them in a propagator on the window sill on top of a heat mat and the thermometer is saying about 20 atm. Just wondering since its been so long since i put them in the dirt if it would be best to dig them up and try some more seeds or if its worth waiting or not if there's still a chance for them. 
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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,071
    It's possible that some of the seeds weren't viable Chriscore. 
    I only did a small sowing of six seeds of each variety in my heated propagator. Hoping to get three plants from each batch, ended up with four out of six.
    I'm happy with that.

    Some seeds can take up to 28 days to germinate.

  • ChriscoreChriscore Posts: 121
    Thanks for the response Kitty, I might try sowing an extra batch and hold on to these for another week or so to see if anything happens. Chilli's seem to be really hit and miss.
  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 1,418
    I bought 'firecracker ' seeds......I was thinking of keeping the plants  (fingers crossed ) in the house?  Would they be happy in the house. .....I've never grown chilli's.....first attempt. 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,014
    edited March 2018
    I've never grown them either but very interested to try next year. I don't think they are ideal indoors all year. Try to bring them out in the warmer months. They need the sun.

    Chriscore, maybe try watering with warm water. I heard someone say that they are extremely sensitive to the cold before germination, so it has to be reasonably warm.
  • SuesynSuesyn Posts: 153
    I have had problems with sweet peppers in the past but this year I've tried a different variety and they've all germinated very quickly. Must just be that some are quicker than others!   
  • Torg22Torg22 Posts: 300
    Im growing 7 variety of chilli in a heated propagator. 6 varieties all successfuly germinated within 14 days with 1 variety not germinating after 45 days (I would concider these dud seeds). I would perhaps give it another week but if no show i would say they are no good. 
  • ChriscoreChriscore Posts: 121
    Thanks torg, that's what i'll do.
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,123
    I sowed some Pretty in Purple Rainbow Chile Peppers on 26.3.18 and I have the small pots on a heated mat to give them a start.The Real Seed Company info says they will need warm soil to germinate ideally 25 - 30 C and will take 2 - 3 weeks at a lower temp.
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  • If you're losing too much time, Morrisons recently had packs of six plug plants of red chillis at £2. Chillis are very slow to get going, so I bought some of these in case my seeds didn't come up. (They did, of course, and I will now have too many chilli plants).

  • ChriscoreChriscore Posts: 121
    If you're losing too much time, Morrisons recently had packs of six plug plants of red chillis at £2. Chillis are very slow to get going, so I bought some of these in case my seeds didn't come up. (They did, of course, and I will now have too many chilli plants).

    Thats a good suggestion, i was thinking of doing this, still might if i see any around. You can never have too many chilli plants! Last year i just froze half of my harvest and they lasted through the winter :)
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