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Hotter Than the Sun: Lovethegarden.com Launch Infographic About Chillies

October 15, 2012

LONDON, October 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Are Scotch Bonnets hotter than Jalapeno peppers? Is there a scientific way to measure
spiciness? Where are chillies originally from and can they grow in any climate? What is
the best way to put out the fire when a chilli turns out to be hotter than expected?
Gardening [http://www.lovethegarden.com ] website Lovethegarden.com are launching the
infographic “Hotter Than the Sun” today to answer these and many other questions about

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The chilli is a vastly popular ingredient worldwide. There are a multitude of
different varieties with unique flavours and heat levels. The infographic “Hotter Than the
Sun” explains that the heat is caused by an oily substance called capsaicin, which
consists of capsaicinoids. Scientists have identified 15 different capsaicinoids, so there
are endless varieties of capsaicin.

The infographic also contains a section with tips for those who want to grow chillies.
The gardening experts from Lovethegarden.com recommend choosing early maturing seeds and
keeping them indoors for eight to 10 weeks. Before the seedlings can be moved outside,
they need to be hardened off by exposing them to outdoor temperatures (not freezing) for
increasingly longer periods of time every day. This part of the infographic also contains
useful advice about watering, soil type, using fertilizers and sun exposure.

The infographic is hosted on http://www.lovethegarden.com/infographics/chillies
and can easily be shared.

Notes to Editors:

LovetheGarden (R), (TM) and Miracle-Gro, Plus, Scotts and Pour & Feed are trade marks
of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company LLC or its affiliates.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Salisbury House, Catteshall Lane, Godalming, Surrey

For more information please contact Brittany LaGambina, Brittany.LaGambina(at



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