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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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Growing Peppers Indoors – Year Round Pepper Harvests

If you live in a climate with winters, outdoor gardening must be put on hold until the spring. However, this doesn’t have to be the case (at least not entirely). This article will explain exactly how to grow peppers indoors year round. Peppers are perennial plants in nature, meaning that they can live for multiple …

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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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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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Pepper Plant Care Tips (at Every Stage)

Here at Pepper Geek, growing peppers is our passion. Having grown dozens of new varieties every year, we have learned a lot about how to properly care for pepper plants. We gathered hundreds of questions from our readers and YouTube viewers to compile an extensive list of care tips. There are some very common concerns …

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Hardening Off Pepper Plants – Moving Peppers Outdoors

If you have read one of our pepper growing guides, you know that we always start our seeds indoors. This means that, for the first several weeks of a pepper plant’s life, it is living inside. At some point, we need to allow the sun to take over the job of our grow lights. This …

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How to Keep Weeds Out of the Garden

When nature is allowed to take over your garden space, it becomes a survival of the fittest contest for plants. After a year or two of negligence, a garden bed will become overrun with fast-growing weeds. These aggressive plants work by growing and spreading quickly. In doing so, they can suppress your vegetable seedlings in …

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