Pepper Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Solanaceae
Plant Type:
Annual
Typical Season:
Warm
Typical Zones Grown In:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Growing Difficulty:
Moderate

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Indoor, Outdoor
When to Direct Sow:
May, June, July
When to Start Indoors:
February , March , April
Sprouting Time:
5-10 days
Soil Temperature (C):
18-24°C
Depth:
2-3 inches
Spacing (cm):
25-40
Row Spacing (cm):
18-24 inches
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
70-90 days
When To Harvest:
July, August, September, October
How to Harvest:
Pick when mature

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Fruits
Potential Health Benefits:
Vitamins A & C, Iron, Magnesium

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Parsley
What Plants to Avoid:
Eggplant, Fennel
Common Pests:
Aphids, Whiteflies
Common Disease:
Phytophthora Root Rot, Bacterial Leaf Spot, Anthracnose
Bonus Grow Tips:
Plant in fertile, well-drained soil, water regularly

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