How to Grow Sweet, Crisp Bell Peppers

Green peppers are actually unripe peppers, which eventually turn red, yellow, orange, or purple when left on the vine for a few more weeks.

Choose Your Variety

Soil temperatures should be about 70 degrees with nighttime temperatures in the 50s before you put peppers in the ground.

Planting Time

Plant peppers in a spot with full sun, which is considered 8 hours of direct sun per day.

Planting Bell Peppers

Bell peppers aren't heavy feeders, like tomatoes, but they do benefit from being fed regularly.

Fertilizing Bell Peppers

Bell peppers need consistent moisture and deep watering, or they may develop blossom end rot, which results in mushy spots and black lesions on the fruit.

Watering Bell Peppers

You can harvest a few weeks after the fruits form when your peppers are green; they’ll have a crisp texture and somewhat bitter taste.

Harvesting Bell Peppers

Once harvested, bell peppers can be used in a variety of dishes, from stuffed peppers to fajitas, salads, or grilled sausage and peppers.

Using Bell Peppers

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