Had a special garden request come in from a long time friend. The request is how to grow peppers. That’s really all I have to go on so I’ll just reply in a generic “growing peppers” type protocol.

You plant peppers in the winter/spring, when the last of your frost has thawed and your soil is about 65(ish) degrees (if transplanting). So you still have a few months to plan things out and get your garden pad prepped.

Also till your soil 1′ and check for a potential for Hydrogen of 5.5 to 6.9. You can go to your local garden or home improvement store for a pH tester. Depending on the results you may have to buy several dozen pounds of compost and till it into your soil.

ALSO, make sure your site drains well. If not, then its time for raised beds.

As for growing… anything can grow. Getting it to grow to the desired outcome takes a goal and planning. For peppers its even soil moisture AND *critical* even temperatures. If its going to be a cold night, cover them and maybe a warming lamp. If its going to be a blazer of a day….partially cover them.

When you go to harvest your peppers you get them while they are still green (they ripen quick once removed from the plant). Cut the middle of the stem and you should be good to go.

Also, the best tip I can give you is “Think tomatoes”. They are almost identical right up to the end.

2 thoughts on “Peppers”

  1. … You forget that some people have black thumbs. 😉 People like myself!

    I actually have a couple of little cups germinating pepper seeds right now.. I suppose its not the best time since its the beginning of Fall – but I'm happy to know that I can actually make something SPROUT!


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