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Why Are My Peppers Black? (Hint: It’s Probably Natural)

One of the reasons I love growing peppers so much is the great diversity of options. From the huge, sweet bell pepper, to the gnarly and superhot 7 pot bubblegum. Every gardener can choose the perfect chili for their tastes. Some of the most common peppers are known to turn black, while others start out …

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How to Grow Banana Peppers – In Pots or In Ground

Banana peppers are a delicious, crunchy pepper variety that is versatile in the kitchen. I especially love them for making pickles, but they can be eaten fresh, fried with other veggies, roasted, and even stuffed. Unfortunately, not all grocery stores sell fresh banana peppers. So, you’ll have to grow your own to have a steady …

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Capsicum Baccatum – The Ají Pepper Species

Capsicum baccatum is a species of chili peppers within the genus Capsicum. There are hundreds of different varieties within C. baccatum, ranging widely in size, shape, color, flavor, and heat. In this article, I’ll share all about the Capsicum baccatum species and our personal experience growing many of the different pepper varieties it contains. Capsicum …

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When to Pick Habanero Peppers – Harvesting Hot Peppers

Growing habaneros is incredibly rewarding. There is nothing like planting a seed that will soon become dozens (or even hundreds) of ripe, delicious habanero peppers. For the first few growing seasons, it can be tricky to know when to pick habanero peppers. Thankfully, there are a few easy tell-tale signs that your habaneros are ready …

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Best Tasting Peppers – Delicious Peppers You Can Grow

Buying peppers at the store leaves you with limited options. Why not grow some of the best tasting peppers at home instead? Since starting Pepper Geek, Crystalyn and I have grown hundreds of different varieties, and tasted them all. So today, I’ll share the most delicious peppers we have tried to date. Most of these …

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Ghost Pepper vs. Carolina Reaper

Every year, we have multiple ghost pepper and Carolina Reaper plants growing in our garden. Some may think these two peppers are similar, but they’re actually quite different. We’ve had the pleasure of growing and tasting both of these varieties over many seasons. If you’re just interested in heat, the Reaper is hotter, up to …

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Planting Peppers – Simple Guide to Growing Pepper Plants

If the name of our website doesn’t make this obvious, peppers are (by far) our favorite plants to grow. We may not know how to keep our lawn perfectly green and happy, but our peppers always thrive. In this article, we’ll share some essential tips when it comes to planting peppers. You’ll find when to …

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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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