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Growing peppers Guide

The growing peppers quick reference guide below is designed as a quick overview of growing peppers. For more details on the different stages from seed to harvest go to the related pages link.

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Veggie Garden Dairy
Vegetable Peppers
Also Known As Bell pepper, Capsicum, Green peppers, Sweet peppers
Botanical Family - Solanaceae, Genus - Capsicum
Plant Type Warm season - annual - fruiting vegetable.
Frost Tolerance Tender
Planting Position Grow in full sun - Requires at least 8-10 hours of direct sunlight daily
Seed Viability 2 years
Germination 14-21 days at 60-90 F (16-32 C)
Growing Temp 70-95 F (21-35 C)
Seed to Transplant 6 - 8 weeks
Planting Method Seedling transplants
When to Plant Spring
Time to Plant Wait until at least 1-2 weeks after the last average 32 F (0 C) freeze in your area but not before soil temperature are consistently 60 F (16 C) or above.
Seed Sowing Sow seeds indoors only
Plant Spacing Transplant pepper seedlings 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) apart in rows 30-36 inches (75-90 cm) apart.
Soil Conditions Well drained - High organic matter - Rich fertility
Fertilizer High fertilizer needs, 5-6 quarts per 100 sq feet (5.5-6.6 liters per 9.3 square meters) preplanting of All-Purpose 5-5-5 Organic Fertilizer icon, same rate for each side dressing.
When to Fertilize 2 weeks before planting - use liquid starter fertilizer at time of transplanting - side-dress when the first fruit are set - repeat every 2-3 weeks until the last fruit set.
Days to Harvest 80-120 days - depending on conditions and variety.
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