Monday, 17 June 2013

How to grow Peppers from Seed - Step by step guide!


Growing peppers is fun and easy, you can use the seeds of organic ones you buy from the shops like hot peppers or bell peppers. I would use bell peppers to start off with!

Bell Peppers

  1. So first thing you need to do is to cut them in half and scrape out all of the small seeds inside. Eat the pepper now or save it for a pizza topping for later.
  2. Place the seeds on a plate and select the biggest ones.
  3. Prepare a few pots (you can make one from cutting a plastic water bottle in half) and fill up 3/4 of the way with good organic compost or nutritious dirt.
  4. Place a seed or two and lightly cover with compost.
  5. Water and keep compost moist and add a clear plastic bag to create a greenhouse effect.
  6. Place on top of a flannel on a radiator or in a warm room and wait for it to grow.

 After the seedling is about two inches tall transplant to a larger container and make sure the dirt is still moist.
  • After a few weeks it should grow well and needs plenty of light and feed it with Pepper Feed
  • After a few months some flowers should start forming and then small immature fruits
  • Then a few weeks later you will have your well deserved peppers that you grew from a shop brough fruit! Well done! Store it in a frost free place over the winter will compost and then it will carry on bearing fruits for the next few years!

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