Using a Chili Plant to Grow Your Own Peppers

Many people love hot and spicy food. Besides tasting delicious, the chili is also very healthy for you. It contains lots of antioxidants, as well as other vitamins. Chilies also help to regulate insulin levels and help increase your metabolism. They can be added to all sorts of different foods so that you can gain the health benefits they offer, as well as have a tasty meal. Although you can get these in the stores, you can make them even more easy to use by growing your own chili plant.

The chili plant is best grown in hot and tropical areas. When grown in these areas it is a perennial plant, and it can be planted pretty much any time of the year. Chilies will mature quickly given the proper soil nutrients, sun and water. However, many of us do not live in these areas. It is still possible to grow these plants in colder areas.

In cold areas, the chili plant is usually an annual plant. The best way to grow them in areas where the growing season is short is to plant them in containers. That way you can keep them inside when it is cold. You just need to make sure to give them plenty of nutrients, and when you bring them inside you will want to put them in a sunny window to make sure they get enough sun. They should be watered a little each day, but make sure not to give them too much as this could cause problems with the plant. In colder areas like this it will take a whole season for the plants to mature, so you won’t get as many chili peppers as you would in warmer climates.

Regardless of where you plant you chili plants, the peppers are not ready until they come easily off the stem. You shouldn’t have to pull hard in order to pick them. If you pick them before they are ready then you will be less likely to get other peppers from the plant since it can be damaged easily. However, if you are patient you will be rewarded with delicious peppers that you have grown all on your own which will taste better than any you could get in the store.

Source by Richard Mitchell

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