How To Grow an Endless Supply of Peppers

Pepper plants are quite an easy vegetable to grow, requiring very little effort once you get over the initial learning curve. This makes it not only a great gardening project, but one that can also save you a great deal of money and provide you with much better, fresh peppers than the ones you’d find in your grocery store.


Planting Peppers

The first step in growing healthy pepper plants is proper planting, and this begins when you choose your pepper plant. You’ll want to ensure you choose a healthy plant that is green and actively growing as this will give your plant the best start.

Once you’ve chosen a plant, dig a hole roughly 12 inches wide and 12 inches deep and fill this with cow manure or garden compost. Manure will do quite well; if you are using smaller plants, you might want to fill it with a bit more manure than the 12 x 12 inches I’ve suggested.


Next, you’ll want to remove your plant gently from the pot, being careful not to injure it or the stalk. Plant the pepper so that the lowest leaf is only 2-3 inches above the soil. Continue filling this hole with compost, gently packing soil around the plant as you go.

Next, water the plant thoroughly and make sure that there are no air pockets. Use the original dirt that you pulled out of the 12 x 12 inch hole to create a watering ring, as this will help the water stay close to the plant. Continue to water your plant thoroughly at a minimum of once per day for the first week, by which point your plant should be well established.





Watering Peppers

Peppers require plenty of water – but not too much, as this can injure or even kill your plants. You’ll also discover that pepper plants are highly susceptible to growing fungi when they are watered from the top. Be sure to always water your plants from the base, close to the soil – water until the soil is soaked, but not too soggy and definitely not floating.




It’s important to fertilize your pepper plants with either all-purpose fertilizer or fertilizer that is designed specifically for peppers. Amending with epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) will help your typically magnesium deficient plants stay healthy and produce a better yield. To learn more about using epsom salt in the garden follow this link.


Keep Em In The Sun

Keep your pepper plants in the sun as they grow best in full sun, preferably morning sun.

Source : Realfarmacy
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