For growing peppers in your garden, you need to do more than sow the seeds, plant them, then wait for them to produce wonderful peppers. Here are some things you need to know about growing peppers in your garden.
Plenty of Sun
Plant your peppers in a place in your garden that gets plenty of sun each day, which helps for good and healthy growth. Peppers without a lot of natural light may not grow to their full potential and may die before they can produce great peppers which can he used for culinary purposes.
Compost and Fertilizer
For proper nutrition, you will want to plant your peppers in soil mixed with good compost and fertilizer. As your peppers are growing, check the soil to see if it needs a boost of nutrients, and check your pepper plants to see if they show signs of malnutrition, if so, add a bit of fertilizer to ensure your pepper plants are healthy.
Keep Soil Moist
Your peppers need moist soil so their roots can take water when they need, but you don't want soil that's wet since wet soil can drown the plant's roots. To avoid wet soil, water your plant only enough that its soil is moist, but make sure its soil doesn't go dry. Also, make sure the soil is properly drained. To help keep soil moist, make sure to add some heavy mulch around your peppers so moisture is retained in the soil.
Space Them a Few Feet Apart
Spacing where you plant your pepper plants helps to avoid cross pollination since they self pollinate, and this also works to avoid overcrowding which can happen when two plants are grown close together. You don't want your pepper plants rubbing up against each other that can damage branches, and since they are in the same space, they will be feeding from the same soil, which may only have enough nutrients for one plant at a time.