Growing Pepper Plants at Home

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Peppers do not just taste great. They look good too. And best of all they are easy to grow. So why not have some fun and save some money at the same time by growing your own peppers at home?

Peppers like a hit climate so if you are lucky enough to live somewhere warm like California or Florida you should be find growing peppers outdoors. If you live in cooler regions then it is worth growing pepper plants on your window sill, or even better in a greenhouse, and then simply taking them outside in the warmer months to ripen.

But while you live peppers can be grown because the adult plants themselves are not big so they can be easily accommodated automatically anywhere.

To start off with growing peppers invest in some seeds. There are a huge variety of different pepper types so do your research thoroughly and consider asking around to find a variety which will do best where you live.

Luckily this research phase is the hardest and after this things get far easier. The seeds should be planted in rich compost and kept warm and damp. Grow in this way they will typically germinate rapidly and begin growing.

Once the plants have their first set of proper leaves it is worth potting them up into a pot on their own where they can really begin their rapid growth. Remember that pepper plants like a hot, sunny position so a south-facing windowsill is ideal.

Lastly, peppers use a lot of energy in growing fruit so take the time to give them some liquid fertilizer once a week as the fruits develop and you will soon be enjoying your own home-grown peppers.

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Source by Richard Adams