Just about everyone enjoys peppers for various reasons. They are great for spicing things up a bit or adding a dash of flavor to that otherwise boring dish.
Growing peppers in your garden has many advantages. You know exactly where they came from, you know exactly what, if any, chemicals you use on them and you get to use fresh peppers in your recipes. What’s better than that??!!
Here are some things to consider when growing peppers in your garden:
Choosing the peppers that are right for you. This is the most important thing you can do. There are several varieties for you to choose from. You can choose them for the color they can add to your garden and your dishes or you can choose them based on the amount of heat that you need for your specific recipes. Which ever you choose, make sure they can grow in the zone you live in.
Choosing the perfect spot to grow your peppers. Peppers are a sun-loving plant, so wherever you put them, make sure that you put them in a place that gets lots of sun.
Choosing the proper food for your pepper plants. Feeding your pepper plants is extremely important. You must choose the food that is right for the soil that your plants are in as well as the plants themselves. You want to feed your pepper plants to ensure they get enough nutrients in order for them to produce a proper yield. But watch out, don’t over feed them!! Your local nurseries will be able to tell you what fertilizer is right for your pepper plants.
Make sure that your pepper plants get the right amount of water. You do not want to under water your pepper plants or they will die, but by the same token, you do not want to over water your pepper plants. Over watering your pepper plants will destroy the flavor and can possibly cause fungus and disease in your plants. Checking the package that your pepper seeds came in, you will find the correct amount of water that particular pepper plant needs.
Sit back and enjoy your harvest. Once your pepper plants have started producing, all you have to do is maintain your plants and pick your peppers. Picking your peppers on a regular basis will ensure continued production for higher yields.
Growing pepper plants is not that hard and if you don’t have space outside you can grow them in containers on your porch or balcony. Once you taste the first pepper that you grew yourself, you will see that your work and dedication really paid off!!!