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Jalapeño Peppers Turning Black? Here’s Why

Peppers come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, flavors, and colors. However, most of the popular varieties are not black in color. So, you may be worried when you see your jalapeño peppers turning black. Is it disease? Is it rot?! In this article, I’ll go over the common causes of jalapeño peppers turning black …

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How To Propagate Peppers From Cuttings

There are many situations when you may want to clone your pepper plants. If you had a particularly successful harvest, or a highly disease-resistant plant, propagating that plant is a great idea. By propagating peppers, you are preserving the exact genetics of the parent plant. Alternatively, saving seeds from your plant’s peppers and growing them …

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How To Grow Carolina Reaper Peppers From Seed to Harvest

If you happen to be a fan of eating scorching hot food, and the supermarket hot sauces just don’t cut it, you may want to grow your own hot peppers. In this article, I’ll share how to grow Carolina reapers in your own back yard. It almost seems strange that you can grow the world’s …

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Spider Farmer SF600 and SF1000 Grow Light Review

We start a lot of plants indoors each year. Since we grow dozens of new pepper varieties each year, and tons of other crops, we rely heavily on quality indoor grow lights to get them started. Since their debut in 2015, Spider Farmer has established themselves in the grow light space with high quality, reliable …

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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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