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Bell Peppers
Plant Height: 18-24"
Planting Depth: ¼"
Soil Temp, Germ: 70-90°F
Days to Germ.:
Plant Spacing: 12-18"
Days to Maturity: 75
Full Sun
Frequent Water


Started Seeds Indoors:
March 19
Growth Begins:
March 30
Transplanted To Garden:
May 20
First Harvest:
Banana Pepper-June 25

Bell Peppers,     (Capiscum annuum)
Pepper is a tender, warm-season vegetable. Pepper plants require somewhat higher temperatures, grow more slowly and are smaller than most tomatoplants.
The sweet varieties of peppers, especially the bells, traditionally have been by far the most popular in the United States. They are eaten green or ripe and are used for salads, stuffing, soup, stews, relishes and pickling. New developments in color and form have done nothing to dull the popularity of sweet peppers.

Propagation: Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost. Transplant when soils are warm, spacing seedlings 12-18 inches apart. Plant Peppers after all danger of frost has passed. and the soil has reached 60 degrees. The soil can be pre-warmed by covering with black plastic. Space plants 20" to 24" apart in well drained soil in full sun.
Soil & Water: Enrich soil with mature compost. Needs warm conditions day and night to germinate and fruit well. Water as needed. During the first few weeks of the growing season cover small pepper plants with cut off milk jugs at night.
Harvesting: Harvest by cutting peppers from the plant when they have reached full size, or have changed color. Leaving peppers on the vine to full maturity may reduce yield.

Green Bell Peppers July 3

Sweet Banana Pepper June 19
Sweet Banana Pepper June 25
Red Bell Peppers July 3

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