This post will be about my recently discovered hobby. Which is... Gardening! (to those who know me: YES BELIEVE IT OR NOT LOL) This time last year, I would not even touch soil unless I absolutely had to, neither was I even slightly intrigued by the idea of a garden. But now.. that has changed!
So, as a self proclaimed novice gardener I have a small collection of plants in my inventory. Let me begin with my most treasured plant, which is the Bhut Jolokia (a.k.a Ghost Chili Pepper).
Chili Scoville Heat Scale:
As you can see from the chart, the chili that we are familiar with in Malaysia, the Chili Padi (a.k.a Bird's Eye) has a SHU (Scoville Heat Units) rating of 50,000-100,000SHU. And Chili Padi's are very spicy! The Bhut Jolokia I'm currently growing has a Scoville rating of 1, 041,427 SHU's! That's about 10 times hotter than the Chili Padi!! By the way, Scoville units are measurements for capsaicin, which is the chemical that gives us the spicy feeling.
1 SHU unit = 1 drop of water to neutralize the spiciness.
Chili Padi = 50,000- 100,000 SHU.
Bhut Jolokia (a.k.a Ghost Pepper) = 1,041,427 SHU!
I am growing two Bhut Jolokia's, managed to get the rare seeds through my older bro. They were rather tough to grow at first, but now they are healthy! It took about a month for the seeds to germinate.
My precious babies..