Growing Peppers Indoors – Guidelines & Tips
Growing your own peppers indoors can be both rewarding and delicious. But, there are certain guidelines and tips you should know if you want to successfully harvest your peppers. Here’s what you need to know before getting started.
Choose the Right Spot
Before you start your pepper plants, make sure to find a spot with the right amount of light and warmth. Peppers need 6-8 hours of direct sunlight, so make sure to position them near a window or outdoors. You’ll also want to give your peppers access to plenty of air circulation; no stuffy, cramped space.
The Right Soil
Make sure to use high quality, well-draining potting soil. You can also add compost or fertilizer to help nourish your pepper plants.
Keep your peppers watered by regularly checking your soil. Once it’s dry to the touch, it’s time to give them a thorough watering.
If you’re noticing your peppers growing slowly, then you may need to fertilize them. You can buy an all-purpose fertilizer specifically made for peppers, or you can make your own compost tea to help give them a boost.
One of the best parts of growing peppers indoors is the harvest. Depending on the type of pepper, you should start to see your peppers ripen anywhere from 3-6 months after planting. Make sure to use pruning shears or scissors to safely and easily harvest your peppers.
Growing peppers indoors can be a rewarding and delicious activity. As long as you pay close attention to your peppers’ needs and follow the guidelines above, you should have no problem successfully harvesting your peppers. Good luck and enjoy the harvest!