Collection: Pepper Seeds

Choose from a variety of organic bell peppers, organic jalapeño peppers, organic habanero peppers & more!

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Collection: Sweet or Hot Pepper Seeds

Growing bell pepper seeds can be a fulfilling experience, offering an array of colorful and flavorful fruits for various culinary creations. Here's a guide to help you grow bell pepper seeds successfully:

Selecting Seeds:

  • Choose seeds based on the variety you desire—whether sweet bell peppers or hot pepper varieties like jalapeños or habaneros.
  • Look for seeds labeled as disease-resistant for better plant health.

Planting:

  • Start seeds indoors about 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost in your area.
  • Use seedling trays or pots with well-draining soil. Plant seeds about 1/4 inch deep.
  • Ensure the soil temperature is around 70-80°F (21-27°C) for optimal germination.

Caring for Seedlings:

  • Place seedlings in a warm area with plenty of sunlight, or under grow lights if indoors.
  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • Once seedlings have a few sets of leaves, thin them to allow stronger growth.

Transplanting:

  • Transplant seedlings outdoors when there's no risk of frost and the soil temperature is consistently above 65°F (18°C).
  • Space plants about 18-24 inches apart in well-draining soil with good sunlight exposure.

Maintenance:

  • Water regularly, aiming for about 1-2 inches per week, adjusting as needed based on weather conditions.
  • Mulch around plants to retain moisture and control weeds.
  • Fertilize periodically with a balanced fertilizer, following package instructions.
  • Support pepper plants with stakes or cages as they grow to prevent bending or breaking.

Harvesting:

  • Bell peppers can be harvested at various stages: green, red, or yellow, depending on the desired sweetness and color.
  • Use pruning shears or scissors to cut peppers from the plant, avoiding damage to the stem.
  • Harvest regularly to encourage continuous production.

Common Challenges:

  • Pests like aphids or caterpillars can attack pepper plants. Regular inspection and natural pest control methods can help manage them.
  • Diseases like blossom end rot or fungal issues can affect pepper plants. Choose disease-resistant varieties and maintain proper watering to prevent these problems.

Enjoy our resource guide for Growing Peppers.  You can also learn more about seed starting in your organic garden with our resource center and buy everything you need with our Seed Starting Kit.

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