To be successful with peppers, choose varieties adapted to your climate, buy quality seeds and plant in all-natural seed-starting soil.
Starting your pepper plants off from seed requires a little more attention. To be successful, choose varieties adapted to your climate, buy quality seeds and plant in all-natural seed-starting soil.
Steps for seeding:
- Start seeds indoors, 10 to 12 weeks before the last frost.
- Ensure young plants have a minimum of 12 hours of light (if necessary, opt for artificial light).
- Keep soil moist, but beware of over-watering.
- Transplant when young plants have a minimum of two real leaves and they're touching.
- Fertilize young plants with seaweed fertilizer once or twice before transplanting.
- One week before transplanting, acclimate your plants to outside conditions: have them out during the day and bring them in at night.
- Set plants in their permanent location two to three nights before transplanting.