Pepper Culture

Peppers prefer a scanty, even water supply, good drainage, full sun, and a long, hot summer. Start indoors 40 to 50 days prior to the last frost. Plant seeds in pure organic compost in pots in the greenhouse. Thin to one best seedling per pot. Do not overcrowd peppers in a flat—they will get crinkly and stop growing. Transplant out to garden after the soil has really warmed up.

The best compost for Peppers is higher in phosphorous than nitrogen. Kelp is well-tolerated and makes for outrageous yields. Water once or twice per week during the summer. Wait for fruit to completely ripen before harvest—harvesting green they have poor food value and never dry properly.