Growing Tips

Peppers

Peppers are very easy to grow. A sunny warm position outdoors or a greenhouse in cold areas is ideal. Can be grown on a kitchen window sill or as a patio plant. Peppers need a light, fertile, well drained soil enriched with rotting compost or manure. With well prepared soil and reasonable shelter from cold winds, a crop of peppers can be grown in most areas of the country outdoors. Sow seeds in April, prick off seedlings into peat pots when when two leaves have unfurled. Plant out into grow bags or pots or direct into the greenhouse border. Outdoors peppers, sow under glass in late April and plant out early June. Water freely, syringe overhead in dry weather to help set the fruit. Green peppers are the immature picked before they turn red. Liquid feed every ten days once the fruits once the fruits start to swell.

Kitchen Tips: Peppers can be frozen - but red and green peppers must be frozen separately. 

 

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Peppers