With so many varieties to choose from, peppers are a fun crop to experiment with in your garden. Bell peppers are a popular favorite - pick them while they are still green, or wait until they mature and turn red for a sweeter option. Peppers do need lots of heat and light to grow well and yield an abundant harvest. You can typically get about 5-10 peppers per plant over the course of the summer season.
Excellent as a crispy addition to salads or grilled to bring out their natural sweetness - peppers are versatile and work well in a wide range of recipes. You will want to use them up as you pick them for optimal flavor - they do not typically last very long in the refrigerator. Although they can be frozen but will lose some of their crispness and will be better suited for cooked dishes once thawed.
Growing peppers in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade)
Nutritional Information For Peppers
Nutritional Facts - per 100/g
|Nutrient||Amount||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||0.2 g||-|
|Dietary Fiber||1.7 g||-|
How to Grow Peppers in Your GardenSoxx®
Pepper seeds should be germinated indoors well before the last frost, as they can take up to 2 weeks to germinate. The seedlings should be well-established and hardened off before going into the soil, and should be moved outdoors into a sunny spot well after the risk of frost. For best results, set a small stake in the soil at planting time so that the pepper plant can have support as it grows. Once the peppers come in, they can weigh down the plant.
Peppers Seed to Harvest Time: 100-150 days
How to Harvest Peppers
Peppers should be harvested as they come to maturity - either when green and firm, or left on the plant until they turn red. Harvesting them regularly will encourage the plant to produce more. Cut them at the stem with a clean pair of scissors and refrigerate them for up to 10 days.