Peppers, Sweet

Peppers are native to South and Central America, and they come in an astounding range of flavors and levels of heat. Peppers get their heat from the chemical compound capsaicin. They can be a challenge to germinate, but once established will flourish in most gardens with a little fussing. Start seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost date. Peppers require heat, so a heat mat can be very helpful. Ideal germination temperature is 78-85 F. Seeds germinate in 7-21 days. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep. It’s important to harden off pepper starts by acclimating them to outdoor temperatures before planting as they are very cold sensitive. Plants should be set about 18-24 inches apart, in full sun, after all chance of frost has passed and the soil has reliably warmed. Provide regular watering. 

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