Pepper Growing Guide

Pepper

Crop Rotation Group

Solanaceae (Potato and tomato family) 

Soil

Well drained soil that holds moisture well.

Position

Full sun.

Frost tolerant

No.

Feeding

Mix an organic fertilizer into the planting holes as you transplant peppers. Feed every two weeks with a liquid feed after the plants begin to blossom and set fruit.

Companions

Basil, Marjoram, Oregano, Carrot, Tomato, Borage and Dill.

Spacing

Single Plants: 1' 1" (35cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 11" (30cm) with 1' 3" (40cm) row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Start indoors, and set out seedlings when the soil is settled and warm. Mulch to keep soil lightly moist at all times.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Tie heavy-bearing plants to a single stake to keep them from falling over.

Harvesting

Peppers can be harvested when they are still green, though their flavor improves as they ripen to red, yellow, or orange.

Troubleshooting

Hot weather can cause peppers to temporarily stop flowering. They will pick up again when nights cool down.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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