Growing peppers from seeds in one’s garden is something all spice lovers would absolutely love to do. You would not even have to go out to buy them, or eat a spice-less dinner once they are finished; in fact, all you will need to do is to go out in your garden and pluck some off the plants. Each plant has its own requirements to grow properly and stay healthy during the process of growing and even after that.

The amount of fertilizers, good soil, sunlight, water, temperature, location, and space, i.e. the distance between the plants for planting, is essential to consider while growing the vegetable plant. Chili pepper plants have their own specifications, which you should keep in mind while planting them. This guide will provide you with the most basic and necessary details before you start digging up your garden.

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Things to Remember

Peppers take their time while growing, so before transferring them outside, you should plant them indoors and keep them inside for a couple of weeks (approximately 8-12 weeks) before taking them outside. Make sure that the soil is moist most of the time and not dry, but do not over-water the buds. 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit is the ideal temperature to keep them in. You will need to make sure that the room they are in has a proper amount of sunlight.

After 8-12 weeks, transfer them out in the soil; keep in mind that they will grow more where there is a lot of sunlight. Add some manure or mushroom compost to keep the soil moist and fertilized, or you can also use a mixture of seaweed and fish emulsion.

Growing peppers from seeds

 

Spacing and Watering

Many new gardeners don’t pay heed to spacing while planting, which usually results in disappointment. Adequate spaces are necessary to help ensure that the plant has enough room to grow, spread, and to have ample amount of air circulating in between and around the plants. This makes spotting pests a hassle-free job. Chilies need to be planted with a distance of 2-3 feet between them, and need to be around 18-36” apart. This will help the chilies grow up to 3 ft. tall.

The soil should be watered often, but not to the point where it turns the soil soggy. Water the peppers every other day or third day, so that they won’t be inundated or be at the risk of rotting. Also, keep adding good plant food to keep them growing healthily.

Weeds

They are one of the most common problems that stunt the growing process of plants. To avoid that, keep a look out for weeds, and get rid of them before they ruin your peppers and hard work.
There are numerous ways of harvesting chili peppers; here is a list of some methods you can use to grow them and see which one suits you the best regarding your convenience.

• Growing peppers from Seeds

Growing peppers from seeds is not a laborious task, although it does require patience. Plant 2 to 3 seeds in a seed tray or in plugs, and add a small amount of seedling soil or compost. Moisten the soil until the seeds germinate, and follow the instructions given on the packet of seeds to know how deep you should bury them.

Seed trays are best for this method, as the lid of the tray will hold in the moisture and frequent watering would not be necessary. Before the sprouts come out, keep the seeds in a dark area where they are exposed to a small quantity of filtered light. After the sprouts appear, take off the lid and place the tray on a windowsill that has ample sunlight coming in. Watering every third day is vital now.

• Growing peppers in the Ground

When the last frost has melted, wait for 2-3 weeks before planting the seeds. The temperature of the soil should be around 60 degrees. Pick a location that’s exposed to sunlight for 6 hours straight, as the sun is the most favorite food of the chili pepper plants.

Make sure that the hole is dug twice the width of the pot, and the soil level reaches the leaves. When the plants reach a height measuring around 3 feet high, use cages, as they would start leaning over with the weight of the peppers. Ensure that the soil is well fertilized, watered, and that the pests are properly taken care of. If the peppers are small, use a good fertilizer; it won’t be necessary to use it in the ground unless they’re growing in pots, but it is essential for small sized peppers.

• Indoor Planting

The first thing to keep in check is the temperature. Mostly peppers love the warm temperature, but a lot of them prefer a cooler temperature in the evenings. Many of them grow well in moderate humidity and sunlight, but some of them grow best in moderate temperatures and high humidity. Keep the plants in a proper sunlit room, and keep the soil moist, not wet.

Fertilize the plants once every two weeks to ensure proper growth. Also, keep in check that the air quality isn’t polluted with harmful irritants that will kill the chili plants.
Now that you have found out some methods of growing chilies, it is time to find out how to harvest them.

Harvesting Peppers

To prevent the plant from being damaged, use a knife or garden clippers while removing the peppers. Wear gloves when picking the hot ones, as the oils can cause irritation to your skin. wash your hands after picking them to avoid burning your eyes and face, in case you touch them. Make sure that the plants are dry during harvesting period to prevent any disease, even if it is not visible.


When the peppers have grown, they will come off the plant effortlessly. if you have to pull them a bit, they are still growing and not ready to be plucked off. Sometimes, small brown colored lines form on the peppers; these lines indicate that the pepper is ripe and ready to pull off, regardless of its size.


If the pepper is not ripe, place it on a windowsill that faces the sun.

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