Back about Christmas time I got the crazy idea to grow some of the worlds hottest peppers. This coincided with my daughter wanting to start a small indoor garden for edible greens and homegrown herbs, non pot related ones. Got some good LED grow lights for my daughter and took some wire fencing and made a 4x4 space in the kitchen fenced to keep the cats out of it and we got started.
A quick google search netted me some Carolina Reaper, Bhutla Ghost peppers and Naga Vipers, the top three hottest peppers in the world...that you can eat anyhow. There is one hotter but it will literally kill you lol.
I started the seeds about March, they took forever to take off but finally started. They are still in there in the starter trays and are about ten inches tall and bushy and healthy. I put in two 5x5 raised beds, then looked high and low for some good compost garden soil and could not find any until yesterday I drove 40 miles to go pick some up. I got the 30% organic compost and topsoil mix said by them to be best for gardening. I just got done shovelling a yard of it into my first raised beds. I know it is getting late in the year, I been working a lot and could not find the soil so we are behind the curve.
The thing is, the soil smells like it will be very hot. Smells like the city dump in a way from the amount of compost in it. I am concerned that it is going to burn my peppers, and I want very badly to get these off this year. Do you think it will be ok to just plant them in it as is?
Also, will the sun kill them after they have been under grow lights? This area is mostly full sun for most of the day until evening. IF they were pot plants I would acclimate them for a week or so or find a milk crate to put over them, but I don't have milk crates on hand and I really wanna get these in the ground this weekend. Whaddaya think?