Category: Vegetables

  • My Peppers Have Sunken Areas at the Blossom End. What Do I Do?

    Capsicum, or peppers (including everything from sweet bell to hot cayenne), and tomatoes both suffer from blossom-end rot which is a calcium imbalance in the plant which is due to inadequate and uneven moisture. This condition is usually found in plants in a drought condition or with inconsistent watering. When there are large fluctuations in…

  • How to Prune Pepper Plants

    While pruning is not essential for pepper plants, it can be a beneficial practice to promote fruiting and accelerate ripening, especially in cooler regions. Additionally, pruning helps control the plant’s size and prevents the formation of dense clumps, which can reach heights of at least 1 meter. Pruning can be applied to all varieties of…

  • How to Overwinter Pepper Plants: A Guide to Extending Your Harvest

    Are you a pepper enthusiast who wants to enjoy fresh peppers even during the colder months? Overwintering pepper plants is a great way to extend your harvest and continue enjoying the spicy goodness all year round. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the process of successfully overwintering your pepper plants, whether they…

  • Growing Peppers in Containers and Pots: A Guide to Successful Container Gardening

    For those of us who don’t have access to a sunny garden, there is still hope for growing our own peppers. Container gardening offers a convenient and enjoyable alternative, allowing us to cultivate peppers in pots and containers. With the right care and attention, container-grown peppers can thrive and produce an abundant harvest. In this…

  • When and How to Start Tomato Seeds Indoors

    Starting your own plants from seed is a fantastic way to have control over the varieties you grow and ensure the best-tasting produce. By starting your tomato seeds indoors, you can extend the growing season, ensure optimal growing conditions, and have strong, healthy seedlings ready to transplant when the weather is favorable. In this article,…

  • Vegetable Spacing Guide: How to Properly Space Your Vegetable Plants

    Proper spacing is crucial for the healthy growth and development of vegetable plants. Giving each plant enough room to spread its roots, access sunlight, and receive adequate airflow is essential for maximizing yields and preventing diseases. In this comprehensive vegetable plant spacing guide, we will discuss the recommended spacing for various commonly grown vegetables. Whether…

  • How to Successfully Germinate Pepper Seeds

    As gardening enthusiasts, we all know the joy of starting plants from seeds. It’s a rewarding experience to witness the transformation from a tiny seed to a thriving plant. However, sometimes we encounter challenges along the way. In this post, we will guide you through the process of germinating pepper seeds to ensure successful growth…

  • Pepper Seedlings: When and How to Transplant

    Transplanting is an important step in the life of your pepper plants. If you do it carefully, your plants will have a better chance of happily surviving the transition to outdoors. Rushing your plants into the ground before they’re properly hardened off, or injuring the roots when you’re handling them, can injure them and delay…