Spicy Peppers

Published on 14 July 2023 at 13:43

 Alright let's talk about some spicy pepper plants. The easiest and fastest spicy pepper to grow is a jalapeno, but it doesn't take a genius to grow peppers if you have the right tools. Hot peppers adapt well to most types of soil. They do the best in well drained soil with organic matter mixed in. You will have better luck getting hotter peppers if you do not over fertilize your plant though.

  The nutrients that pepper need are similar to tomatoes. They need nitrogen. phosphate, and potassium. Nitrogen is the most important for a pepper plant because it supports the regulation of photosynthesis and the growth of foliage production.

   When you plant your peppers you will want to keep the soil consistently moist. They should be planted in an area that gets full sunlight for at least 8 hours every day. Plant your peppers 12 to 18 inches apart to allow room to grow and bush out. Also, like tomatoes the pepper plants need support as they grow. I use the french extension method I explained in my tomato post, but you could also use tomato cages.

  I have heard from some gardeners that you should top your pepper plants so they grow bigger fuller bushes. I choose not to do this because I dont mind my plants being taller. I've also heard that you can pluck the first flowers to allow time for your plants to get bigger before they fruit. When you do that it lets the plant produce bigger fruits.


See on the next post and Don't forget to water your garden! 


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