Growing Guide for Chili Peppers:
Plant your chili pepper seedlings in a sunny spot that receives at least 6-8 hours of sunlight per day.
Choose well-draining, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 6.8. Work in organic matter like compost to enrich the soil.
- Space your chili pepper seedlings 18-24 inches apart in rows that are 24-36 inches apart.
- Plant the seedlings at the same depth they were in their containers, ensuring the crown is level with the soil surface.
- Water your chili pepper plants consistently, keeping the soil evenly moist, but avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.
- Mulch around the chili pepper plants to retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds.
- Fertilize with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer when the plants start flowering and fruiting.
- Watch for common chili pepper pests like aphids and pepper weevils, and use appropriate pest control methods if necessary.
You can start harvesting chili peppers when they reach the desired size and color. Use scissors or a sharp knife to cut the peppers from the plant.
With “The Chilli Box,” you’ll have a continuous supply of homegrown chili peppers to spice up your meals. Happy gardening!