To protect the seedlings from insects, wind and cold temperatures, some gardeners set miniature greenhouses, known as hotcaps, over each seedling.
Fruit development is enhanced by increased sunlight. More fruit will set near the top of the plant than within the canopy of leaves.
To produce seed that is true to type, individual varieties must be pollinated only by their own pollen.
One of the most commonly asked questions about Capsicum cultivation is, Can I save seed? The answer is yes, but of course there are qualifications to that statement.
After years of growing peppers in small plots in the Southwest, we have developed a system that works well because it allows us to grow peppers with most of the other vegetables and herbs in the garden.
Watering a pepper garden may sound as easy as busting out a watering can or a garden hose but if your garden is larger than a couple of 4×4-ft raised boxes from Home Depot, well, you might want something more advanced, like the garden irrigation setups we’re going to discuss.
Chile peppers and weeds make lousy roommates. In the plant kingdom, weeds are the lazy slobs and skeazy ne’er do-wells that make life hazardous to anyone around them.