Chilli Pepper Growing Guide

Chilli Pepper

Crop Rotation Group

Solanaceae (Potato and tomato family) 

Soil

Rich soil with plenty of compost added.

Position

Full sun

Frost tolerant

No.

Feeding

Weekly liquid organic feed once the plant is a reasonable size.

Spacing

Single Plants: 35cm (1' 1") each way (minimum)
Rows: 30cm (11") with 40cm (1' 3") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow in pots under cover in early spring. Transfer to bigger pots as required. Plant out from mid spring when soil has warmed.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Sometimes require supports if the peppers are large.

Harvesting

Harvest peppers green when they have grown to a good size or wait for them to ripen to yellow or red if preferred.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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