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How to grow Peppers in pots or containers for summer enjoyment.

Updated on March 6, 2015

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Green Bell Peppers that are growing on the plant which will be ready to pick in a few weeks. When they will be ready to pick. You can grow the varieties of Lady Bell and New Ace in pots and you will have success at doing so.
Green Bell Peppers that are growing on the plant which will be ready to pick in a few weeks. When they will be ready to pick. You can grow the varieties of Lady Bell and New Ace in pots and you will have success at doing so. | Source
Cubanelle Peppers in blossom and you can grow them in pots. And enjoy picking them from the pot the entire growing season,
Cubanelle Peppers in blossom and you can grow them in pots. And enjoy picking them from the pot the entire growing season, | Source
Orange Peppers growing in a pot you can grow any of these varieties in a pot.
Orange Peppers growing in a pot you can grow any of these varieties in a pot. | Source

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Growing Peppers in Pots and Containers on your patio.

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Here is some information if you would like to grow peppers in containers or pots. If you have limited space and can't have a regular garden.

You can grow peppers in pots what you need to do is decide what type of peppers do you want to grow? There are many different kinds of peppers to choose from. Do you want to grow sweet bell peppers or do you want to grow Hot peppers? What you need to do to grow any one of these types of peppers is to go out and pick the kind of peppers you want to grow in your container? You should go to your local garden center and pick out the variety of peppers that you want to grow. Is the peppers you want to grow varieties like Ladybell,New Ace and other ones like color peppers varieties that you can grow in pots. The hot peppers that you can grow in pots like the varieties of Hungarian Yellow Wax,Jalapeno, Habanero, and many more. What you should do is try the ones you like and see how they grow in pots.

Here is what to do to grow peppers in pots.

First select the pepper variety that you would like to grow than select the pot that you want to grow your peppers in 2 gallon,or 3 gallon or larger than get your potting soil like Pro-Mix and fill up your container leave the soil down to about one inch from the top of the container. Well if you use a 2 gallon pot I would plant just one pepper plant in the pot. If you use a larger pot than you can use 3 peppers plants in a 3 gallon pot or larger. I would plant the peppers about 6 inches apart from each other in a 3 gallon pot or larger. After you plant the pepper plants water the pot and let it drain. If you do what I tell you on how to grow peppers from the above types of peppers to grow. You should have great luck in growing peppers in pots or containers.

When you plant the pot and water the plants you can fertilize the potted plants on a regular basics.

You should fertilize the plants once every week to keep the plants growing and healthy. You can use a liquid fertilizer like Miracle Gro and also before using the fertilizer read the instructions. Remember never let plants wilt you should always keep your plants evenly moist. So you need to keep your pots of peppers fertilize and water over the entire growing season. In which you do this your peppers plants will flourish and you will have a abundance of very large great looking sweet, hot, and different color peppers. What ever kind of peppers plants you plant you will love to be able to grow your own peppers in pots or containers and enjoy the fruit of your labor. Won't your family and friends be surprise when they see that you successfully grew peppers in pots or containers and you did it successful. Peppers are not hard to grow in containers or pots and growing the large green sweet peppers. You can grow them and use them in many different culinary dishes. One of my favorite pepper dishes that my mother use to make is stuffed peppers. This pepper recipe is easy to make. They are easy to make if you follow a few easy steps in making them the stuffed peppers and you will enjoy them more because you grew the peppers on your own plants. Won't your family or friends be surprise when they are eating a dish make with your home grown peppers in the dish.

Growing peppers in pots or containers here is how to start them.

First what you need is a clean flat to place the germination mix in to start the seeds in the flat or flats. If you are starting more than one variety of peppers. So what you do next is after you fill the flat half full with germination mix and mist the soil in the flat then you take your flat and your packet of seeds and open your pack of seeds then you start to broadcast the seeds over the soil in the flat. Make sure you don't sow the seeds to thick when you are broadcasting the seeds across the soil in the flat. After you sow the seeds you should take a little of the germination mix and lightly cover the seeds so that you don't see them and then you should mist the flat again. Now if you have a greenhouse you can place the flat on the propagation table and let them there until they come up that will depend on misting the flat and how hot you have in your greenhouse. The normal temperature is around 70 degrees F to germinate peppers seeds of all types hot or sweet. Its takes around 10 to 14 days to germinate your pepper seeds at the right soil temperature. So if you do all the above correctly then you should have pepper seedling from what you started about six weeks earlier that you started from seed. At first you should transplant the smaller seedlings in pack and grow them their until they are big enough for larger containers. Then you can plant them in either regular potting soil or you can go to your local garden center and since they are vegetables that you plan to eat the fruit then you can buy organic potting soil at your local garden center. You can buy also at your local garden center organic fertilizer and use it at the recommend rate on the bottle for growing peppers and using the fertilizer on your peppers plants. I would fertilizer the peppers every other week doing the entire growing season. I think by doing this and keeping your peppers well watered in the containers and your peppers should be able to grow faster and produce larger fruit and in which you can pick off and by doing that you should have many more fruit and a longer growing season to enjoy many peppers fruit from your pepper plants. By growing peppers in pots and it comes the fall season and in the northern states of this country that means frost or a killing freeze. Which means that you could lose your pepper plants due to the cold weather that is coming. So the one thing that you can do because they are in containers is to take them indoors or on a inclosed patio or porch. By doing this this will extent the growing season for your peppers.

I hope you try to grow peppers in pots and if you live in a large urban area I think this would be a ideal thing to do on your balcony grow your own vegetables. Let me know how you do with growing peppers in pots.

Happy Gardening

Gardener Den

© 2010 Dennis Hoyman

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