How to plant peppers: several important subtleties

It would seem that the answer to the question of how to plant pepper is extremely simple, and literally every gardener who has tried to grow this crop at least once knows it. But in fact, everything is by no means so simple, and planting and further cultivation of such, at first glance, unpretentious and extremely undemanding culture in care, like bell pepper has many different nuances and subtleties, without which it is impossible to get a good harvest.

So how to plant peppers? To begin with, the seeds (by the way, they have their own "shelf life", so seeds older than five to six years should not be used) must be germinated. At the very beginning of March, the seed must be wrapped in a damp cloth and left for five to seven days. During this time, sprouts should appear, and when their size reaches half a centimeter, the seedlings must be moved into the soil. For the normal development of seedlings, a sufficient amount of light is extremely important, so it is best to place a box with it on the south window, cover the container with foil to increase the illumination and turn it from time to time so that the sprouts do not bend. The soil should be watered regularly, and after the first leaves appear on the seedlings, fed.

In no case should you plant bell peppers in open ground during the day: it is best to do this in the early morning or, on the contrary, late in the evening. Plants should be placed in shallow holes, pre-fertilized with ash, humus and phosphorus fertilizer. If at the time of planting flowers have already formed on the plants, they must be removed.

Watch the video: Growing Peppers from Sowing to Harvest (October 2021).