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

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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! 

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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
from $1.00 CAD
Basil
from $1.00 CAD
Cucumbers
from $1.00 CAD
Tomatoes
from $1.00 CAD

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

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