When to grow peppers

Peppers are grown when the weather is at its warmest.  Some of the smaller fruiting varieties like jalapenos and serranos need less heat and can be planted as early as mid-March.  The majority of peppers, including bells and stuffers, need more heat and grow best when planted between mid-April mid-September. Peppers can be planted either by themselves or in rows or groups with other peppers.   Before transplanting, loosen the soil in and 12-18’ circle and incorporate two heaping handfuls of compost and two cups each of landscape mix and worm castings.  Water deeply and infrequently, allowing the top two inches of soil to dry out between waterings.  Harvest peppers as they ripen, this will encourage the plants to continue producing fruits.

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