How Do You Grow Green Peppers?

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To grow green peppers select a location that receives full sun, and prepare the soil with compost, manure and a traditional fertilizer. Space the peppers 18-24 inches apart in rows 24 to 36 inches apart. Green pepper plants require moist, but not over-saturated, soil. Water the plants regularly during the summer months to ensure adequate moisture.

  1. Prepare the soil

    Prepare the soil with a turning fork or tiller. Mix-in a 3 to 5-inch layer of compost into the soil to a depth of 8 inches. Using a trowel, dig a planting hole deep enough to cover the root-ball of the green pepper plant. Space the holes 18 inches apart and 24 inches apart for larger balls.

  2. Plant green pepper plants

    Remove the green pepper plants by clipping the plastic container from the root-ball. Cut any roots growing out of the bottom of the pot. Break any matter roots apart to prevent them growing in circles and stunning the plant. Set the green pepper plant in the holes so that the top of the root-ball is even with the ground.

  3. Sprinkle fertilizer and water

    Sprinkle fertilizer around the plants and soil. Use organic or time-released fertilizer, and apply the amount recommended on the product’s label. Backfill the holes, and gently pat the soil around the roots to close air pockets. Water thoroughly to settle the soil, and mulch with straw, pine needles or compost to keep moisture in the ground and prevent weed growth.