This article has been viewed 117,672 times. It may not be a matter of days. The longer bell peppers stay on the plant, the more sweet they become and the greater their vitamin C content. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. I put a Ziplock bag on top, but still didn't get results. The seeds need the warmth of your house to germinate. Learning how to grow bell peppers is so worth it even if you are just growing a few plants. To grow bell peppers, start by planting bell pepper seeds indoors 2 months before the last expected frost. While they’re fairly easy to grow, pepper plant care in these early stages is critical. Planting bell pepper in containers requires a pot that is at least 10-12 inches deep and wide and has sufficient drainage holes. Plants in our Alabama garden produce from June through October, yielding 30 or more peppers from each plant. Bonnie’s best hybrid sweet bell pepper! Gardeners in warm climates will want to stick to mulch because it helps conserve moisture and protects the plants’ roots from hot temperatures. Next, let the plants germinate for a few weeks in a warm, sunny room. Add some fertilizer! wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. Can a bell pepper plant be grown year round? Gardeners should note that the plants will not sprout at all if temperatures are below 55° Fahrenheit (12.7° C). It depends on the strength of the plant. If that doesn't correct the problem, add some nutrients to the soil. Why do the flowers keep falling off and not producing? For tips on how to deal with common pests and problems that affect bell peppers, scroll down! Those exposed to extremely chilly weather may not recover from the experience, so it may be advisable to bring them indoors until the temperatures have warmed back up. Just wait, they will ripen and turn color. What now? • Your soil may not meet the proper nutrient requirements. In this case, 94% of readers who voted found the article helpful, earning it our reader-approved status. Keep the containers in a sunny spot, and fertilize them with a slow-release granular fertilizer to help them grow. Keep in mind that cold temperatures are especially bad for the health of peppers. Sweet peppers are a warm season plant that is a must-have in your garden! When To Plant Bell Peppers You may be in a rush to get your garden planted, but it’s best to wait to transplant peppers into the garden until a few weeks past the last frost date. Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. A heavy yielder of large fruits. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. The fresh, sweet taste of a homegrown sweet pepper just can’t be beaten. Approved. Repeated applications may be necessary as these garden menaces are especially hard to eradicate. However, if one has leafy green plants and no peppers, gardeners should probably cut back on the nitrogen fertilizer. Use the right fertilizer. I have grown bell peppers in my unheated greenhouse in Zone 5 the past few years, with poor results. It’s fairly common and is a result of calcium deficiency. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. Another issue linked to moisture stress is blossom end rot, which shows up as a dark, sunken area on the fruit. Some fast ripening varieties can produce fruit in as little as two months but others may need over three months before they begin to flower. As long as there's no frost, yes, and you have warm winters. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/4\/41\/Grow-Bell-Peppers-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Grow-Bell-Peppers-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/4\/41\/Grow-Bell-Peppers-Step-1.jpg\/aid5345079-v4-728px-Grow-Bell-Peppers-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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