The joy in walking outside and watching your own pepper plants grow… and then the pure delight in harvesting your own crop! Sun and heat are the main requirements for growing peppers directly in the garden.
Not everyone has a large property and space to plant a vegetable garden. If you already have flowerbeds, use them! Here are a few tips to successfully grow sweet and hot peppers in the garden.
Steps for planting out in the garden:
- Wait until the risk of frost has passed.
- Locate your garden where plants will receive at least 8 hours of sun exposure.
- Loosen the soil surface.
- Add 1.5 to 2 cm of compost (note: in very nitrogen-rich soil, plants will tend to produce an abundance of leaves, but fewer fruit).
- Add a natural granular fertilizer if necessary.
- Use a rake to mix the compost and fertilizer into the soil.
- Put plants in the soil, leaving a 30 to 60 cm space depending on the variety.
- When pepper plants reach a height of 60 cm, stake with tomato cages.
- Water regularly.
- Cover the soil with organic straw, which will cut down on weeding and watering.