How Do You Grow Peppers?

How Do You Grow Peppers?

Grow peppers by starting the seeds early, choosing a sunny location, preparing the soil, transplanting the pepper plants, mulching the plants, watering the plants and fertilizing the plants when necessary. You need pepper seeds, potting soil, pots, a trowel, compost, mulch, fertilizer and match sticks.

  1. Start the seeds early

    Because bell peppers are warm weather plants, start the seeds indoors as early as 10 weeks before the last frost to get a head start. Place the seeds in a pot with potting soil, and water them regularly.

  2. Choose a good location

    Choose a good permanent location for the seedlings where they can have full sun exposure. The site needs to have loamy, well-drained soil.

  3. Prepare the soil

    Mix a thick layer of compost into the top several inches of soil. Wait a week before planting the seedlings in the prepared soil.

  4. Transplant the peppers

    Dig a hole, and place a seedling in it along with 1 teaspoon of fertilizer and three matchsticks, which encourages growth.

  5. Mulch the plants

    Spread a layer of mulch around the plants to keep the soil moist.

  6. Water the plants

    Give the plants 1 to 2 inches of water per week.

  7. Fertilize the plants

    Fertilize the plants after they begin to grow fruit.