Californian Wonder Sweet Pepper Organic 3 x 3cm Vegetable Plug Plants
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Sometimes called 'bell peppers', this vegetable is used in all types of food from fajitas to curry and salad. These peppers have a slightly sweet taste and are they are a healthy addition to any diet and a beautiful plant to see in your veg patch. This easy to grow vegetable will thrive in a garden bed, greenhouse or container and once planted it can be left alone.
How to grow homegrown sweet peppers
Plant in well-draining soil that is in a warm and sunny location. If growing in a container, make sure that there is plenty of room for the plant to grow. Pinch out the growing tips of the plant when they are about 8in tall to encourage branching which will produce more peppers. When the plants get large enough you will want to tie them to a plant support ready for when the fruits begin to form. Water regularly and feed with a high potash fertilizer (tomato feed will do).
How do you harvest peppers?
You can harvest the pepper at any point once the fruit has formed. The longer you leave it the more red the fruit will get and the flavour will change subtly. To harvest, simply cut the pepper off at the stem.
What are plug plants?
Plug plants are very young plants that come ready to go in the ground. They are grown in single units in modular trays and be either seedlings or cuttings. Buying plug plants lets you fill your beds and borders easily, and in a way that is stress-free for your plant since it allows for little root disturbance.
How do you plant a plug plant?
When you first get your plant home, remove any packaging except for the pot. Place the plant in a warm and sunny space for 2-4 hours to let them recover and acclimatise. You should try to plant your plug the same day if you can. To do this, dig a hole in your desired place that is slightly larger than the root ball and soil around it and put the plug inside. Cover with the existing earth and press down lightly. Water well for the first week to help the plant establish itself and feed with an all-purpose feed after 3 weeks.
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