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Growing peppers in containers

When space is at a premium, you’re living in the city or time is a factor, container-growing is the answer.

  • Use all vertical and horizontal surfaces on the patio, deck, or balcony to grow a few pepper, tomato, and even cucumber plants!
  • The soil in containers warms up quite fast in the sun.

Steps for container-growing:

  1. Choose a location that will receive a minimum of 8 hours sunlight. Six hours is probably sufficient, but you won't get as many peppers.
  2. Plant your containers when all risk of frost has passed.
  3. Opt for containers (pots etc.) with a diameter of 20 to 30 cm depending on the variety, dark in colour, and that drain well. Geotextile Smart Pots are an excellent choice.
  4. Use a soil mix specifically for growing vegetables.
  5. Moisten the soil before putting it in the container.
  6. Mix a natural, granular fertilizer into the surface of the soil.
  7. Plant!
  8. Water on a regular basis.