Vegetables and herbs

Pepper: maintenance tips

A vegetable plant with colourful fruits growing on a plant with abundant green foliage.

Maintenance tips: PepperMaintenance tips: Pepper

Common name: Pepper


Prefers full sun, with 6 to 8 hours of sunshine a day for maximum yield.


Water, without excess, when the soil is dry.


Plant in containers or in the garden in rich, well-drained soil or vegetable garden compost. Sensitive to cold.


Fertilize with a seaweed-based fertilizer once during the season for cultivation in the ground and twice during the season for cultivation in pots.


Harvest when peppers have reached their ideal colour, usually in late summer. Always use pruning shears for cutting.

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