Soil pH in peppers

What Is The Best Soil pH For Peppers?

The pH of your soil can have a huge impact on the health and flavor of your peppers. The best soil pH for peppers is 6.0 to 7.0. This range allows the pepper plant to take up nutrients like phosphorus and magnesium — which are …

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how to grow hotter peppers

How To Grow Hotter Peppers: Five Simple Steps

Gardeners who just can’t get enough of the fire of a capsaicin-rich pepper are always on the lookout as to how to grow hotter peppers. Heat can be a tricky thing when it comes to peppers, especially when you realize that the heat of individual fruits …

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Growing Jalapenos

Important Tips For Growing Jalapeños

Hello hot gardening. Hot peppers offer wonderful variety both for culinary creation and cultivation. Jalapeño peppers are a popular choice for home cultivation because they live in the medium range of the Scoville “heat” scale for peppers, which makes them a versatile ingredient for many …

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Pepper leaves curling downward

Pepper Plants Leaves Curling? Causes And Fixes

Pepper plant leaves offer some of the first and clearest indications of a plant’s health. If you notice the leaves curling, this could be a symptom of several different problems. Diseases, infestation, and water stress all show themselves in the leaves first. Here are some …

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Carolina Reaper planting

The Carolina Reaper Planting Guide: A To Zing

If you’re looking to grow sun-like spiciness, there is nothing more wicked than the Carolina Reaper. This is the hottest pepper in the world, so don’t approach this chili lightly. The oils of this pepper, even when still whole on the vine, can cause major …

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Will frost kill pepper plants

Will Frost Kill Pepper Plants?

Temperature is one of the most important factors in success with growing peppers. So, the short of it: Will frost kill pepper plants? Yes, pepper plants don’t handle cold temperatures well and are far from frost-tolerant, so frost will kill them. In North America, unprotected …

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calcium deficiency in pepper plants - blossom end rot

Calcium Deficiency In Pepper Plants: Signs And Fixes

All plants need sufficient nutrients from the soil for them to be able to grow up without suffering from health problems. Most gardeners know that their pepper plants need nitrogen along with potassium and phosphorus, as these are included in most all-purpose fertilizers. What some …

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sunscald on peppers

Sunscald On Peppers: Signs And Prevention

Pepper plants are vulnerable to many potential problems throughout the growing season. Sunscald is a common problem that you might encounter when you plant peppers in a sunny location. It also often affects tomatoes and cucumbers. Sunscald is especially common when young pepper trees are …

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Cayenne pepper plants turning yellow due to disease

Pepper Plants Turning Yellow? Why And What To Do

Yellow leaves on pepper plants are not merely unattractive, they indicate that the plant has a serious problem. Chilies and sweet peppers are both popular among home gardeners because they can thrive in many different conditions; however, their toughness doesn’t mean that they are invulnerable. …

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root bound plants

Root Bound Plants: Symptoms And How To Fix

Knowing when plants like peppers — including both sweet peppers and chilies — have become root bound or containerized is one of the more important gardening skills. It is also useful to know how to treat root binding, since it can affect whether one of …

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