Bell pepper plants love a long and warm growing season. This, in combination with correct care, should yield you the tastiest fruits!. Suttons have a great range of pepper plants for sale
Pepper Plant Care
- Grow well under glass, but can thrive in pots in a warm, sunny spot
- Pinching out encourages growth
- Plants with lots of heavy fruit may require staking with plant supports
- They require regular watering
- Will benefit from a high potash liquid fertiliser once the first fruit has set
- Requires monitoring for aphids and glasshouse red spider
Where To Grow Pepper Plants?
The best results will always be achieved when grown under glass as pepper plants need a long, sunny season to mature. However, in a hot summer, there is no reason why they can’t be grown outside in the full sun.
How To Grow Pepper Plants?
Sweet pepper plants can be planted directly into the soil or into pots or growing bags and may need some support from a cane as the fruits begin to swell. Chilli plants should be able to look after themselves without the need for plant supports.
During hot weather, water regularly and once the flowers start to form feed with tomato food.
When To Harvest Pepper Plants
Pick when the fruits are ripe and the skin nice and smooth. Peppers vary in colour, but many move from green to red as they ripen. Picking a few early fruits in early to mid-summer will encourage others to form.
How To Eat Pepper Plants
Sweet peppers can be stuffed, braised, roasted, scattered over pizzas, turned into soup or just eaten raw in a salad.
Pepper plant nutritional information
If you can take the heat, chillies have lots of antioxidants, and all peppers and chillies are a good source of vitamins C, A and B-6. The pepper is the only member of the Capsicum genus that doesn’t produce capsaicin; conversely, chillies contain a high percentage of this phytonutrient, which is what gives them their spicy flavour.
You may also be interested in Sutton’s chilli and pepper seeds, or herb plants to add more flavour to your foods.
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