Growing bell pepper is an occupation that requires certain skills and knowledge.
The time for sowing bell pepper seeds for seedlings depends on the climatic zone and the time for planting seedlings in the ground. In any case, the seeds must be sown no later than March 1st.
For seedlings of sweet peppers, prepare the following soil mixture: a bucket of garden humus, 2 glasses of sand, 1-2 glasses of wood ash. The mixture is poured with 2 liters of water and brought to a boil. The hot mixture is transferred to boxes and cooled to 40-45 degrees C, after which pepper seeds are sown at a distance of 5 cm from each other, deepening by 1.5 cm. Watering of seedlings must be done once a week.
After the appearance of two leaves, the seedlings are dived to the cotyledonous leaves in peat cups, plastic bags, etc., the size of the container should be at least 8cm high and 8cm wide. Before picking, the seedlings must be watered.
Bell pepper loves moderate heat, so the room temperature should be between 20 and 32 degrees C.
Before the pepper blooms, it is watered once a week, after the beginning of flowering, the number of waterings is increased by 1.5-2 times. Water for irrigation should be at a temperature of 25-28 degrees C. After planting in the ground, the plants are fertilized at least 2 times. The first time with manure or nitrophosphate, the second time with bird droppings diluted in water in a ratio of 1:12.
To obtain full-fledged fruits, some of the stepsons must be removed. You can also shake it slightly to properly pollinate the plant.
The correct cultivation of bell peppers will give results in the form of large, juicy, sweet fruits.