Peppers
Peppers
Peppers
Peppers
Peppers

Peppers

Regular price
$1.00 CAD
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Description

Curated for container and raised bed gardening, each seed pack represents 1 square foot of garden space - Perfect for planning your LifeSpace Garden.

Peppers are easy to grow in self watering containers and come in a variety of shapes, colours and spice levels.  Peppers produce a plentiful harvest and are relatively disease and pest free. However, Peppers need sun and heat! So make sure you give them the best seat in the house.

Seeds per Pack: 2-3 | Spacing per square foot: 1

All profits from our seed sales go towards cool community partner initiatives that bring people together. Have an idea? Tell us about it!

Companion Plants

Basil, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, oregano, parsley, rosemary, squash, Swiss chard, and tomatoes

Avoid beans, Brassicas, or fennel

Harvesting

Sweet peppers can be harvested at almost any stage of their development, if you want green peppers, begin to harvest as soon as they've reached their full size. If you prefer yellow, orange or red peppers, wait a little longer for your peppers to turn your preferred colour.

The stalks on your peppers can break easily so be careful or use a pair of scissors when you’re harvesting them. You can increase the storage period by keeping at least 1 inch of stem on your peppers when you harvest. 

If you are harvesting hot peppers, wait for them to turn their full colour, usually red, or in some cases green. Depending how hot the pepper is, you may want to wear gloves when you harvest, especially if the pepper has been damaged in any way that causes it to leech juices. Be careful not to rub your eyes before washing your hands! 

The biggest reason most gardens fail... is water.

LifeSpace Gardens overcome this challenge by emulating the water tables found in all the most abundant natural environments. This technique is know as sub-irrigation and creates the ideal growing conditions for long term sustainability, convenience and growing success.

  • Save more than 80% of the water consumed by traditional techniques

  • Reduce maintenance from daily to weekly - or less

  • Improve yields and grow healthier plants

    Our patented food safe Self-Watering System will also:

    • Sequester Rain Water

    • Help you overcome droughts

    • Remove the guess work around watering

    • Eliminate mess and offer drainage control

    • Add 2-3x the lifespan to you garden by protecting it from rot

     

     

     

    LifeSpace Wood Finishes

    LifeSpace Gardens Guarantee

    Your LifeSpace Garden is crafted out of Western Red Cedar, harvested from the forests of British Columbia. The natural characteristics and high oil content of this beautiful wood makes it ideal to use outside and withstand the seasonal elements. Cedar, like all natural materials, will season uniquely and accrue it own natural patina and character over time. Small cracks, silvering, knot holes and weathering are all part of this natural process. However, with proper care, your garden can last a lifetime.

    The LifeSpace Guarantee takes this natural process to mind. The wood will age, but the craftsmanship will remain. We guarantee the structural integrity of your LifeSpace Garden & the functioning of your GardenWell sub-irrigation system.

    10 year Warranty:

    Heirloom Planter

    Artifex Planter

    Elevated Heirloom Planter

    Elevated Artifex Planter

    5 year Warranty:

    ProjectGarden Box DIY Kit

    LowRider

    HighRise

    Canopy

    SaladBar

    Process and Exclusions

    We reserve the right to replace or repair as required. Issues we can help with, but not included in the warranty: improper installation or assembly when not performed by a LifeSpace certified installer, puncturing of the liner, aesthetic imperfections, cracking or checking of the wood as it seasons, wood finish/stain, castors or wheels, damage during moving or installation and wood rot from lack of basic maintenance or improper installation.

    Please forward any questions or concerns to info@lifespacegardens.com.

    Return Policy:

    Within 7 days you can return your LowRider, HighRise, SaladBar, Canopy, or Project Garden Box – no questions asked for a full purchase credit. Gardens must be in new condition, and original packaging. Returns can be sent to #8 - 262 E Esplanade, North Vancouver BC, Canada. V7L 1A3. The cost of shipping is not covered in our return policy.

    Our GardenWell Kits and custom built garden models, such as: Heirloom, Artifex, Elevated Heirloom/Artfiex, Harvest Table, and any CondoFarm with engraving or custom finishing are built and assembled to order and not eligible for return and deposits non-refundable.

    Free Shop Pick Up

    Free pick up is offered on all our products from our 1st Street location. Our Shop is conveniently located in the Lower Lonsdale light industrial area, close to the Shipyards and Lonsdale Quay.

    Pickup Location: LifeSpace Planter Pickups
    #6 – 259 East 1st Street
    North Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday

    Call ahead to confirm open hours: 604 770 3090

    Shipping

    Almost all of our products can be shipped across Canada and to the lower 48 States of USA.

    For our smaller gardens such as: LowRider, HighRise and Canopy, shipping is calculated as part of the check out process.

    For our larger gardens such as: Artifex and Heirloom, a custom shipping quote is required, and is part of the "Request a Quote" process.

    Delivery & Installation

    For our local clientele our gardens can be delivered directly to you by the LifeSpace Team.

    We offer both Residential and Commercial installation services throughout the Vancouver area complete with our premium living soil, organic veggie seeds and seedlings, and can provide garden planning and season long support.

    Edible Gardens, Foodscaping and Urban Agriculture are our specialty!

    Spacing

    Plant 1 seed per square foot

    Sun Exposure

    Peppers need 6-8 hours or more of sunlight

    Start Indoors

    Feb, March, April

    Transplant Outside

    June

    Direct Seed

    N/A

    Harvest

    July, Aug, Sep

    how do i grow peppers?

    Peppers are heat loving plants that need plenty of time to mature, so start your peppers in a sunny spot indoors. A good time to start your peppers is about 7 weeks before the last frost, so they can be well established when it comes time to transplant them outside. Use a seedling tray and plant one seed per cell, about 1/4" deep. Keep them at room temperature until they sprout.  Your pepper seeds will sprout in 10-15 days, and once they do move them to a spot where they will get full sun, such as a south facing window sill.  If you'd prefer a quicker start, look for transplants at your local nursery.

    Companion Plants View all

    Carrots
    Basil
    Tomatoes
    Cucumbers

    Harvesting

    Sweet peppers can be harvested at almost any stage of their development, if you want green peppers, begin to harvest as soon as they've reached their full size. If you prefer yellow, orange or red peppers, wait a little longer for your peppers to turn your preferred colour.

    The stalks on your peppers can break easily so be careful or use a pair of scissors when you’re harvesting them. You can increase the storage period by keeping at least 1 inch of stem on your peppers when you harvest. 

    Helpful Tips and Tricks

    Try picking some of your peppers when they are green at the beginning of the season to encourage more growth later on

    Nutrition

    1 cup red pepper: Vitamin A (93%), Vitamin C (317%), Vitamin E (12%), Vitamin B6 (22%), Folate (17%), Fibre (13%), Potassium (9%), Manganese (8%)

    Preparing and using

    Enjoy your sweet peppers either raw or cooked. Sweet peppers are high in vitamins and very versatile! If you like spicy food, hot peppers will be your best friend. They are prolific once they get growing. There are literally hundreds of pepper varieties to choose from, experiment to find ones that suit you best. Have a surplus of hot peppers? Try drying them and storing them to use throughout the year