Plenty of sunlight is an essential element in growing chili peppers at home. Chilis love sunlight so it is best to position the plant close to a sunny window. If this isn’t a possibility you can provide them light with a LED lamp.
Surprisingly, growing chili peppers at home is incredibly easy. Don’t believe it? Learn how to plant and grow chilis immediately indoors with these simple steps.
Growing Chili Peppers at Home in 3 Easy Steps
You can germinate your seeds in a small seedbed or directly in a larger bed if you have the right pot. For a small seedbed take a handful of chili pepper seeds of your choice and spread them out on two layers of damp paper towels. Close the seeds in the damp towels in a plastic container and place the container somewhere warm. Check the seeds after 2 to 5 days; if they are swollen or have small sprouts it means they are ready to be planted.
To grow chili peppers at home, take a plastic pot with proper drainage holes and, after having sterilized it, fill it with a mix of soil with a PH around 5.5. Be careful to keep the dirt around 2.5 cm from the top of the pot. Place the seeds in the vase at a distance of 5 cm from each other and cover them with about 0.5 cm of compost in order to protect them. Mist the seeds with water and wait for the first signs of growth. If the house is very warm, cover the pot with plastic wrap in order to maintain the right humidity. Depending on the variety of chili pepper, the first seeds should sprout after 1 to 6 weeks.
Plenty of sunlight is an essential element in growing chili peppers at home. Chilis love sunlight so it is best to position the plant close to a sunny window. If this isn’t a possibility you can provide them light with a LED lamp
. This way the chili peppers will have the light and heat necessary to grow indoors. Water the plant each evening in order to keep the earth moist but avoid a buildup of excess water.
If you follow all of these steps carefully you can harvest your first peppers around 75 to 90 days after they are planted. Of course this depends of temperature and the variety of pepper you have chosen.
Hundreds of different varieties of chili peppers are available in nature and in shops. From very hot or very sweet ones, to long or round, and even those to be dried and others to be filled. If you are still looking for yours, here’s a great guide
to chili pepper varieties.
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