Growing peppers indoors is difficult, especially for beginners. Peppers require a very specific growing environment and following these guidelines should help you get some good results. In this gardening article, we will focus on growing sweet peppers.
Information to Getting Started Growing Peppers Indoors Garden
Choosing & Planting the seeds
What you need to know about which seeds you should pick for the best crop.
With pepper plants, you should focus on choosing a more compact plant variety. This is mainly due to the size restrictions with growing indoors and usually, you can find a variety that will still produce full-size fruits too. You will still need a container about 15 inches in diameter and around 12 inches deep for each plant that you plan to grow.
Also, when planting pepper, try to plan a position for the plant to grow through its full growth period as any interruption could be damaging to the production of the plant.
You should aim to plant quite a few seeds about 1/2 inch deep for each container as you will find that the success rate of each seed that you sow to be quite low and not all seeds will germinate. If you get more than 1 plant in each container, thin out the weaker seedlings to help the stronger ones.
Best 05 Types of Peppers Plants To Choose and Growing
While technically fruits in most cases (and those that have a strong summer season), peppers and peppers do not bring exactly the sweet and juicy flavors you expect from berries in the summer.
Instead, they challenge our taste buds to live on the edge. Peppers thrive in summer when they can absorb heat and enjoy dry weather, they love living in the heat, produce heat, and bring warmth to our kitchens. Most plants will still produce in autumn as well.
1. Shishito Peppers
These are often roasted and blisters. Once charred and sprinkled with oil or sauce, they make an excellent snack on their own. But be careful, eating them is a bet. This is a domesticated pepper, but usually, there is a spicy shishito in the bouquet. You don’t know which one until you bite it.
2. Bell peppers
Bell Peppers are sweet and can be eaten raw with hummus (or other stir-fried) or cooked in fried fries. They are available in red, green, orange and yellow. Sometimes they are dried and crushed in paprika.
3. Sweet Italian Pepper (pepperoncini)
Often confused with banana peppers, both look and taste very similar and can almost always be used interchangeably. Pepperoncinis brings just a little more peak. They are not spicy. Pepper pepper also known as cherry peppers, they are also a key ingredient in pimento cheese. An excellent candidate for filling peppers, as they are not spicy and fall second to the lowest level of the Scoville scale.
4. Piquillo Peppers
You will especially see these preserves or jars in specialized grocery stores. They can be crushed for sauces or even stuffed cheese, baked in the oven, and eaten as appetizers. Usually, they are not considered too spicy, comparable to an Anaheim pepper or poblano.
5. Cubanelle Pepper Or Cuban Pepper
These are popular peppers for frying, but you can also use them instead of peppers in various dishes to add a different flavor. They remain soft in the heat, sweet peppers are considered. Banana pepper. Also a sweet pepper, it is often used in cold cuts sandwiches. They are also good for salads (usually you will see them in antipasto in Italian bars) and pizzas.
Indoor Gardening Tip – When the pepper plants grow a few inches tall, you can build the soil up against the main stem to act as a support for the plant and help it build its strength.
Peppers prefer very handy soil. The recommended pH is around 7.0.
Light & Temperature
How to provide the correct environment for your plants to ensure growth.
It is important to provide peppers with plenty of ventilation in the early stages of life so that they do not get overheated.
Pepper plants will only produce peppers at high temperatures, which is the main challenge for the indoor gardener and will require the utilization of a grow lighting system if you do not live in a hot climate. Be prepared and aim to provide temperatures of 20-25 degrees Celsius as the plants begin to blossom.
As Pepper plants are sun-loving plants, you may find that you will need to provide a lot of light as well to ensure that the plants will fruit – especially in the early stages of the plant’s life.
You should provide as much strong light for as long as possible. Some studies suggest that shorter lengths of light may have some benefit, but this can differ between different varieties of peppers and is by no means a proven method.
Watering and Irrigation
Watering techniques specifically for peppers.
For plants in the early stages of life, you will need to provide a lot of water and you should ensure that the soil always remains relatively moist until the plants around 5-7 inches high.
The plants will require much less watering as they grow in size and you should be able to let the soil become drier between waterings.
Feeding & Nutrition
How to make sure that your plants get all the nutrients that they need to survive and produce juicy fruits!
Once they have grown their first few leaves, you should give them their first feeding. To do this simply dissolve some plant food into water and water the plants as normal. Repeat this monthly.
How to ensure that your plants are productive in their indoor environment.
How to collect your fruit safely and how to maximize crop growth for the future.
Green peppers are ready to pick when they feel firm to the touch and they have become heavy.
Before picking, Red Peppers should be rich in color
Check your variety and do not pick the pepper until the color is correct to that variety.
Harvest peppers by trimming the stems 1-2 inches away from the cap of the pepper.
Although it is very difficult – growing peppers indoors can be achieved by following these guidelines and providing the appropriate environment for your plants.