Pepper Growing Tips – The Complete Guide To Growing Great Peppers


Hello everybody!
In today’s episode we’re gonna see how to grow peppers We will go over the growing
techniques, how to fertilize them… how to take care of your pepper plants
and we will also see a lot of varieties of peppers that you can grow.
So sit back and enjoy! There are a lot of pepper varieties
that you can grow in your garden Here are some of those So those are the most common pepper varieties that you will usually grow…so let’s get started! Peppers can be planted in the ground or in containers…they do great in both.
If you’re planting in the ground… You need to start your seeds indoors
Six weeks before the last frost In this episode we will take a look at
planting peppers in containers We will be planting a green bell
pepper variety today the name of the pepper is “Big Bertha” So for a single pepper plant you need a
container About this wide…about 16 inches or so
Gently remove the plant From the provided peat pot
And then what do you wanna do is just Stimulate the roots a little bit
It will cause it to grow really well Make sure you compact and remove the air
around the plant And once that’s done,
all we need to do is put some mulch…
I’m using a guava leaf mulch here You could use any mulch that you want. I just have a lot of guava leaves lying in my backyard And they make pretty good mulch!
Pepper plants need to be staked Now I’m just using a regular stake
that’s found in most of the garden stores If you are in a very windy area you need to secure these stakes
by a couple of more stakes Start the irrigation for your container and make sure it works If you haven’t switched to drip
irrigation yet… Well, maybe it’s time!
It’s a very efficiently way of watering your plants Now we’re going to plant
another pepper plant… this time in a whiskey barrel and because the
whiskey barrel is so big It can easily accommodate two pepper
plants And we’re going to plant my favorite pepper plant
The “Ancho Poblano” The technique of planting these plants is the same For a peat pot that this plant comes in… the instruction says to plant the
pot directly However, I think it’s best if you Remove the peat covering
And stimulate the roots a little bit I have always found that if you stimulate
the roots before planting your plants are gonna do really well So what I’m doing is gently removing
the peat pot from the bottom freeing up those roots And then what I’m gonna do is
push upwards so that the plant comes right out of
the peat pot just loosen up the roots from all sides This plant is ready!
And do the same thing with the other plant One reason I like growing in whiskey
barrels is because it lets you plant two or even three of these medium-sized
pepper plants in one barrel So let’s plant these two pepper plants
making sure that we compact the soil around the plants Just like that make sure that the Roots of the plants are well buried in the soil
And then compact around the roots of the plant and now it’s time to stake them! So another way to stake pepper plants is
by using Long garden stakes And then tie the pepper plants
as they grow Those stakes look good and as the pepper
plant grows… You can add more stakes if you want to So mulching is another important part
of planting your pepper plants The mulch will eventually
decompose and give valuable nutrition to your pepper plants This time again I’m using the
Guava leaf mulch Once a plant has been planted I’m gonna put the drip irrigation sticks
back And now it’s time for the first watering! The first watering of a newly planted plant is very critical and I’m going to
show you exactly what you need to do to make sure you give it adequate nutrition
I have some seaweed extract here… I’m gonna shake it up
and put two tablespoons in this watering can Seaweed has as a lot of minerals that your
plans will love And I’m also gonna take some Fish Fertilizer This is a hydrolyzed Fish Fertilizer It’s of much better quality than the
regular Fish Fertilizer And I’m gonna add two cap fulls of the Fish Fertilizer to this mix And all you need to do now is
Fill this watering can with water And what this plant starting mix will do… …is it will invigorate your plant It’ll make sure it has all the nutrients
that it needs to get to a nice start Fish and Seaweed are
very very useful fertilizers They contain nutrients that all the
plants need You’ll be amazed at what a difference… …the seaweed and fish make once you start
using them Especially with blooms, I think fish
fertilizer works really well for blooms so make sure that you’re giving your plants
a lot of fish fertilizer during the blooming season And that works well for all plants – for
peppers, tomatoes almost any plant that you can imagine Now make sure you water the plants
really well, drenching them completely You want to drench the leaves and the root
area And do this at least two times Pepper plants need to be watered on a regular basis So the drip irrigation system
works very well for pepper plants in containers As far as fertilizing goes,
pepper plants need to be fertilized every three weeks And use a tomato or pepper fertilizer
because they contain calcium And also promote blooms which are
essential for peppers Put two tablespoons of Epsom Salt in a gallon of water and give the pepper
plants a nice bath they will love it! So let’s talk about the diseases and pests
that affect pepper plants Now I’m not gonna talk about… all the diseases and pests…you could
just search the web for that But I will go over the common ones Worms like Tomato Hornworm and Cutworms
are enemies of the pepper plant To get rid of them just use Neem Oil Now blossom end rot is another problem
that affects pepper plants To see how to get rid of blossom end rot
please click the link below and it’ll take you to my video which illustrates how to tackle
blossom end rot Now for the fun part!
The hard work is done… …so let’s watch how we can harvest
different varieties of Peppers in this section of the video Purple Fiesta papers are nice to grow They look great, they taste great that purple color adds some really nice
color to your dishes They give an abundant harvest So I highly recommend growing these
Purple Fiesta papers You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how
good they are Yellow peppers are healthy delicious and very easy to grow in
containers When peppers form, they are green in
color but they eventually change their color to yellow And that’s when you know they’re ready
for harvest If they are partially yellow, don’t worry They were turn yellow completely once you
harvest and keep them at room temperature Now if you have an appetite for very hot pepper Try to grow the Thai pepper variety. Make no mistake – this pepper is Hot! its really Hot!
And especially if you’re making some dishes like
Indian dishes or Thai dishes these peppers will add
really good flavor to your food One good thing about the Thai pepper plant is that Once you grow it, you can keep
growing it year after year… it’s more like a perennial And this plant has been growing for two
years now All I do is every year change the container Loosen the roots and plant it back
And it seems to do very well! Banana peppers are usually not very Hot But they have a very unique taste And that’s what makes them so nice! And Banana peppers are of two types – the
one that you see here is a slightly larger variety the one in yellow
that one And let’s harvest this one and see it’s
actually a pretty big sized Banana pepper The other Banana peppers
are slightly smaller And now let’s harvest
Poblano peppers In my opinion Poblano peppers
have the best combination of heat and taste I just find it quite amazing They taste really good, no matter how you
cook them You can stir fry them
You can fill them with all sorts of things and grill them
they taste really good! that’s my son helping me with the harvest Thank you very much!
And as you can see even this Poblano has been growing in a container, in this whiskey
barrel and the harvest looks pretty good So that pretty much summarizes up this episode I hope you like the tips and I hope you
also like the harvest videos And learn something from it and I’m sure
that after watching this video you’ll be eager to try out all the
different pepper varieties that we have If you liked this video please do
subscribe to our channel if you’re not already a subscriber and
be sure to leave your comments Do share your experiences with growing
pepper in your garden and that’s all we have in today’s
episode I’ll see you soon until then…Happy Gardening!

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  2. hi Marsha here I did one year that i had pepper rot did not know what to do for it i thought i waited too long to harvest them but now i know and will be able to fix before the problem arises Thanks

  3. Great work.. I also like how take your time and explain detail for detail on how to grow things the right way.. Thanks again

  4. Great work. Few queries:
    You said to water fish+seaweed mix two times. Two times in a week? Sorry, if I missed something 🙂

  5. This is my first year growing peppers, so I'm going to try out the fish and seaweed fertilizer you suggested.

  6. You included capsicum and chilli in the same framework please note they are not the same type of plant they are however of the same genus , my reason for this comment is that some people are allergic to chilli But not to capsicum !!!!! if you are not it won`t matter but for the rest of us it could be deadly!!!!!

  7. I luv your videos they have simple easy instructions. I love to grow pepper plants, this is my second year growing them. Last year they came out ok just using miracle grow plant food nothing fancy. I’m actually growing them in the ground not in containers and my peppers plants are doing very well. I just planted them 3 weeks ago, I reside in Chicago and it’s getting hot now. I have a variety of pepper plants; green, red, purple and yellow. I also have habanero, hungarian wax & chili peppers. I give them all a epsom salt bath as you suggested biweekly. However; the leaves are starting to turn a little yellow. Is that part of the transitional process? I also use miracle grow plant food. Thank you so much for the great tips. .

  8. i just started watching you and you get right to the point with some of the best info I thank you sir for giving us your years of work so we don"t have to make bad things happen and we get good food right away bless you and your family

  9. Could you plz suggest how can i save my green squash and related vegetables from raccoon!! They keep coming at night to eat the plant:-(( also how to save my strawberries from squirrels…they eat them before i could get to them:-( thanks a bunch

  10. I see somebody asked a question on what brand (I searched it from the image that was shown in the video)
    Seaweed fertilizer – Grow More 6048 32 Oz Seaweed Extract 0.10-0.10-1.5

  11. You should also mention after two shoots appear on the base of the stalk cutting off the crown will help you get a wider overall plant which means more flowers and fruit and you can use what you cut off to clone the plant.

  12. I don’t have a garden and waiting for a day when i will have one. Your videos inspire and motivate me for gardening. Thank you.

  13. hi, after seeing the video this seems to be my interest . can i have some samples for the peppers you highly recommend in this video .Thks!

  14. You should do video how to grow cherry , blueberry or cucumber from seed !
    I very like your video because your video simple and good for people's ! Thank you !!!!!

  15. My peppers are always so small. How much water do they need along with the fertilizer?

  16. Very informational I love it, but I'm growing bell peppers I will shortly be growing banana peppers thank you.

  17. Can anyone tell me why capsicum bottom start to rot and what can I do to stop it happening.
    The fruits doesn't touch the ground

  18. When growing as a perennial do you cut the plant back at the end of the season? How / where do you store the plants through the winter?

  19. Gret info. I wonder if my climate is similar? We don't get frost, being in French Caribbean. How would you change growing conditions/times?

  20. why does my pepper grant grow, then some of the bottom leaves turned yellow and fell off? also it flowered but a bunch of the flowers also fell off?

  21. Hi ! I potted 4 pepper plants in whisky barrel..now I wanna repot two plants to another whisky barrel..Can I report them or is it too late..need suggestion ..thank you

  22. Great video, what bugs are eating green bean bushes? And what can you put on it to stop them leaving holes in the leaves? Thank you

  23. Where can I find a purple bell pepper??? I’ve been on the hunt for that for years. I live in Torrance California!!!!!

  24. Love your videos! Learned a lot. Last year was my first attempt at gardening. I grew peppers moderate success. My peppers are already looking better this year.

  25. Very nice video 👏🏾👏🏾👍🏾👍🏾😊
    I'm going to stake my green bell peppers right now! BTW do you ever have any cross-pollination issues with planting hot peppers so close to non-hot/sweeter peppers?

  26. I have a green bell pepper plant that only grew to less than 2 feet high and had 3 fruits. They were perfect but it stopped growing and producing after that. I use organic fertilizer every 2 weeks, use worm tea. What am I doing wrong?

  27. I have 15 Cubanelle pepper plants growing well in containers and have beautiful peppers on them now. My question is, what are the tiny (pin sized) holes in the leaves? I don’t want to put any poison on them and I’m guessing that there is some kind of small bug eating them. Do you know what it is or have you encountered this? If so, what is the organic remedy?

  28. Hey I started growing a pepper plant. As soon as I replanted it the leaves started falling off. Usually at least one a day when I go to water it and sometimes even baby peppers are falling off. I water it daily any idea wut is happening ?

  29. if you plant the entire peat pot you don't disturb the roots, and the peat pot breaks down and is great for holding moisture.
    put a few cuts in the side so the plant can very easily break out of the pot as it grows, and stand the pot in water for 5min until the pot turns soggy then plant it.

  30. I would really like to ask, about how long it takes, for peppers to grow, that is, the regular green peppers.

  31. My peppers green peppers they are falling off at the point of the flower disappearing in the little bud or nub nub of a pepper producing and then the whole stem and everything falls off

  32. Best video on pepper issue.covering most details.
    It has neglected the treatment of its diseases, but I liked it.thank you very much . Greetings to your helpful child.

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