Growing peppers

Growing peppers is very easy. Like the majority of plants, they require sun and warmth.  Plant them after the last frost as cold will kill them.

How to plant peppers

First of all you need to prepare a place. It should be well-tilled raised garden bed with a plenty of compost or manure.
Most peppers require about 6-12 inch of space between each other. Check the information on the sachet for your ones. If you want to grow Chili peppers, then the space should be about 1-3 inches between.
Make a holes about 0.5-1 inch deep and place one seed in each hole. Then cover them up.
Water the place after planting and keep them well watered aspecially during the time of flowering. Try to keep it weed free as well.
Each sort of peppers have different time of maturity. It can take from 2 to 5 months to get peppers.

Some advanced facts, that may increase your harvest: peppers like a soil Ph of 6.7 to 7, about an inch of water a week, and a dusting of Epsom salts worked into the soil for the magnesium needed to thrive. If the soil is very warm, mulch around the plants to retain moisture. Use a well balanced fertilizer when blooms appear and again a few weeks later.

Read also:
How to plant wild strawberries
How to grow carrots

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2 Responses to “Growing peppers”

  • GardenMann says:

    Last year I completely forgot to plant peppers, hot peppers as well. We eat a lot of peppers, red and green but hardly any meal goes by that we don’t use hot chili peppers. I don’t know how I could have forgot them.

    2010 is a brand new year so this spring we will get it right and see how we do growing peppers. I think we will use containers for them so we can move them to a better spot if need be.

    Our last frost is usually dated as June 10th. I can remember that back to being a kid as I heard it all the time. We will be started things from seed this year. I am just now started an area in the basement that will be our own little nursery. Great fun

  • admin says:

    GardenMann, last frost in June? Wow, what part of the world do you live in? :O

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