How To Grow Pepper Seeds At Home
Pepper seeds can be started indoors in pots about six to eight weeks before the last spring frost. Use a soil-less seed starting mix and sow the seeds about one quarter to one half inch deep.
Keep the soil moist but not soggy and maintain a temperature of 70 to around 75 degrees farenhiet until germination, which should take place within 10-14 days (sometimes less, but usually not longer).
Once the seedlings have emerged, thin them so that only the strongest remain and can take the most advantage of all the nutrients and sun without competition.
Transplant the seedlings outdoors after all danger of frost has passed, spacing them 18-24 inches apart in a sunny location with well-drained soil.
Water regularly and fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer to ensure optimal growth.
Peppers are typically harvested when they are fully ripe, which can vary from green to yellow, orange, red, or brown depending on the variety.
Cut the peppers from the plant with a sharp knife, being careful not to damage the stem.
Enjoy your harvest!
With a little patience and care, you’ll be enjoying fresh peppers in no time!