Growing Peppers – Easy, Fun & Delicious

Nutritious and delicious, gardeners love to plant peppers in the garden or planters. Here are a few ‘pepper pointers’ to get you growing!

  • Select peppers with purpose – think frying, salad, stuffing, salsa, pickling, freezing, jelly.
  • Peppers adore sunshine; choose a site where they will get 6-8 hours of direct sun each day.
  • Well-drained garden soil is best for direct planting. Use potting soil for planters and containers.
  • Space plants according to the plant label instructions.
  • Stake when young to help support fruit-laden plants later.
  • Water thoroughly and only when needed (avoid overwatering!).
  • Fertilize with Plant-tone according to package directions.
  • Harvest and enjoy when ripe.

Did you know?

  • The Scoville Scale measures the heat or spiciness in peppers. The higher the number, the hotter the pepper.
  • Green peppers can turn red if left to ripen on the vine.