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Growing Peppers

Peppers come in a variety of species, ranging from bell peppers to habaƱero and banana types. Regardless of which species or how many you want to add to your garden, all pepper plants are grown the same way, requiring long warm growing seasons in a sunny and well-drained area. Another important aspect for growing peppers is staking. Branches can be small or brittle, so tying the stalk to a stake will prevent the plant from breaking once peppers start forming. Other factors to consider when growing peppers include:

  • All plants should be about 18 to 24 inches apart.
  • The soil should be as neutral as possible, with a pH of 6.2 to 7.0.
  • The soil should also be moist, and this can be helped by planting about three inches of compost into the hole with the plants.
  • The plants should be flowering after six weeks. At this point, feed the plants with fertilizer.
  • When harvesting, use shears to break off the peppers (breaking them by hand may tear the stalks) and then store them in a refrigerator.


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