Transplanting of chilli

Generally, 50 to 60 days old seedlings are used for transplanting. Healthy seedlings with thick stems and 4-5 true leaves are suitable for transplanting. Transplanting has to be done in early morning or late afternoon to avoid negative effect of direct sunlight on young seedlings. Before transplanting, the seedlings are watered with enough water to avoid damaging the root system while uprooting. The seedlings are uprooted with a soil ball around the root system.

During transplanting, it is recommended to make 15cm deep holes at each planting point. Then, one handful of well decomposed organic manure is applied in each hole and mixed well with the soil. The organic manure required is 200-250 kg/are (20-25t/ha). The recommended spacing is 60 cm x 45 cm.