Peppers are superb additions to your gardens. Whether you prefer them as a hot chili flavor or a mild one, they are great to enhance your garden. Growing pepper is quite easy. Just give them a warm atmosphere and a long growing season and they would promise you good yield. You can grow some interesting varieties of pepper and be rest assured for a good yield after you have invested little time and effort. Read on to find how to grow pepper in a few east steps.
Easy Steps to Grow Pepper
- Bypass Pruners
- Garden Trowels
- Pepper Seeds
- Compost Makers
- Garden Spades
- There are two ways to start the process of growing pepper. Either you can choose to get a pepper plant from a nursery after the frost has completely disappeared out of sight. Or you may start with cropping the seeds indoors almost 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost is expected to occur.
- Locate your plant in a place which receives enough of sunlight and has a well drained soil. Make sure that the soil has a pH content of 6.7 - 7.0.
- Choose to plant pepper in an elevated platform. For a prosperous pepper growth, it requires a warm soil and warm air.
- Put in a medium quantity of manure into the soil and make sure you add in a layer of Epsom salt in the soil. Epsom salt provides the required magnesium needed for the growth of the plant.
- Make sure you harden the seeds, whether they are grown at home or brought from a nursery, before planting them outside. When frost has disappeared completely and the soil temperature reaches 60 degree Fahrenheit, it is the correct time to plant pepper.
- Set the small seeds one or two inches apart and the medium size 14 to 16 inches apart. In case you are planting them a littler higher in height, give them support.
- Moisten the soil once a week by providing them with an inch of water when the fruits are ripening. After the ground has been warmed thoroughly, mulch with organic matter to conserve moisture and deter weeds.
- Add fertilizers around the plant when flowers start blooming in the plant.
- Reap them early as the earlier you would harvest the more produce it would provide.