Posted By: Marlowe DeVille /
Easily one of the most common vegetables in any kitchen in any country on the planet is the pepper; in all its many flavorful varieties. Boasting a member from nearly every color of the rainbow, peppers add spice, flavor and even character to delectable meals. Best of all, growing peppers doesn’t require a degree in horticulture and can be done in your own backyard with just a few simple things to keep in mind.
When growing peppers, there is no single external ingredient that is more important than ample sunlight. The soil you plant them in needs to be strongly acidic, with plenty of nutrients, especially magnesium. After adding all these, and mixing them well with natural fertilizer free of enhancement chemicals, sow your seeds in a spot where they are guaranteed to get between 8-10 hours of sunlight a day. Growing peppers takes physical heat (aside from the chemical heat they will give your taste buds once they mature). Some gardeners who are experienced at growing peppers recommend topsoil to be maintained at a temperature of greater than 60 degrees after planting the seeds.
Be sure to provide the peppers with ample space to grow so that individual seeds don’t inhibit each other. Space them apart 1.5-2 feet. Water them each week for about 2-3 months; after which you will be able to gather your well-formed peppers.