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How To Grow Peppers – Full Guide & Growing Tips

Here it is! The pepper growing guide you have been looking for. If you are new to growing peppers, or simply want to improve your pepper plant productivity, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll share all of the most important techniques and tips we use for growing peppers. Learning how to grow …

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Simple Habanero Hot Sauce Recipe – Just 6 Ingredients

So you grew habaneros this year and you have WAY more peppers than you were expecting. Never fear, it is time to make this simple habanero hot sauce recipe and put them to use. With just 6 ingredients, this habanero hot sauce is super simple, yet highly delicious (and spicy). This recipe will use up …

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Aphids On Pepper Plants – How To Treat And Prevent

Aphids are definitely one insect you’ll want to keep far away from your pepper plants. There are thousands of different aphid species around the world, and you’ll find them in a variety of climates. These pests attach themselves to the leaves of your pepper plants and suck the sap right out. Because they’re drinking all …

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Overwintering Pepper Plants – Keep Your Plants for Years

By nature, pepper plants are perennial, meaning they can live for many years in the right conditions. However, many casual gardeners simply start from seed each year – but this isn’t required! Overwintering pepper plants is a (fairly) easy way to keep your chili plants alive longer. Winter weather is inhospitable to pepper plants, so …

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Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce with Fresh Hot Peppers

Some foods are just need to be dipped. In America, a chicken nugget isn’t happy without a side of ketchup or maybe some sweet honey mustard. In Thailand, fried or grilled chicken is only complete when dipped in sweet chili sauce, or น้ำจิ้มไก่ (chicken dipping sauce). This sweet and spicy sauce is also perfect for …

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The Best Way to Freeze Bell Peppers – Simple Guide

It happens all too often – you plant what seems to be a sensible number of pepper plants in the spring, only to be overwhelmed with tons of bell peppers in the early fall. Thankfully, this is a good problem to have. In this article, we’ll share the best way to freeze bell peppers. This …

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Aji Charapita Peppers – The Wild, Expensive Peruvian Chili

The Aji Charapita pepper looks more like a wild berry than a spicy chili. However, it is indeed the latter, and has a rich history and cultural significance in Peru. In this article, I’ll share an overview of the Aji Charapita pepper. From the origin, to heat level and flavor, to how to grow and …

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7 Pot Bubblegum Peppers – Bleeding Calyx Varieties

When we grow peppers, we make a point to always grow varieties that are not easy to find. Instead of bell peppers, we have grown the Italian Marconi. Instead of jalapenos, we have grown the jalafuego. Perhaps one of the most difficult-to-source peppers is the 7 Pot Bubblegum variety. This superhot pepper, also known as …

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Best Soil For Pepper Plants – Potted Plants and In-Ground

An argument could be made that the success of a garden relies almost entirely on the quality of the soil. We have tested and tinkered with countless potting soils, soil amendments, and techniques to dial in the perfect soil for pepper plants. In this article, we’ll go through some of the best soils on the …

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When to Pick Bell Peppers – Best Time to Harvest

After months of growing bell pepper plants, finally you are seeing the fruits develop. It is exciting, of course, but also tempting to pick the peppers before they are truly ready. In this article, I’ll share my advice on when to pick bell peppers for the best flavor and texture in your cooking. The answer …

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Spots On Pepper Leaves – How to Diagnose and Treat

When growing peppers from seed, there are a number of problems that can arise during the year. One common issue we are asked about often are various types of spots on pepper leaves. Based on the appearance and location of the leaf spots on your peppers, the cause may be a non-issue, or it could …

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How To Grow Scotch Bonnet Peppers – Seed to Harvest

The notorious scotch bonnet pepper is an essential ingredient in authentic Caribbean dishes. It is a versatile pepper variety, often used to make Jamaican Jerk seasoning and to spice up soups and stews. The name ‘scotch bonnet’ comes from the pepper’s resemblance to the “Tam o’ shanter” hat, a Scottish bonnet worn by men. The …

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