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Growing hot peppers is an easy and satisfying garden task. Since they originated from Central America they like lots of heat and plenty of water, but like many other plants, they don't like waterlogged roots. Therefore make sure to use well drained containers or plant them in a nice mulched soil. Peppers are very hungry species as well.

A decorative Plant due to its vivid colors

Like most plants and especially the with the cultivated ones you will find many varieties of them. Not all peppers are really that Hot and they come in a multitude of different colors.

If you grow different varieties of hot peppers, you'll have a rainbow of color in the garden, because they come in all different hues, from bright scarlet through to purples; from yellow through to orange - and of course, green. However, you do need to keep the different types apart from each other or the bees will cross-pollinate, giving rather different tastes to the peppers than is expected. Whatever your reason of growing them is this class of plants can be used as a valuable garden design or landscaping tool.

Easy to grow

You can grow the plant easily from seed. It's even possible to use the seed from the peppers from your supermarket. To start those plants all you need do is scrape out the seed and plant it. Or you can buy special varieties of seed from a seed supplier. Your nursery will also have small plants in baskets for you to place straight into the garden or container.

If growing them by seed, place one seed into each cell of the punned and transplant only after the second set of leaves are well grown and the plants are about 0.5 to 1 Inch high. The first leaves are not true leaves, but like many other plants are the seed leaves and bear no resemblance to the shape of the true leaves. The second set of leaves will have the true shape, though they will be miniatures at first.

Peppers Thrive on Lots of Water and Sun


Hot Peppers in your Garden means keeping pests at bay

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Peppers growing in the garden will do a great deal of good in keeping pests at bay, as many insects don't like their scent. However, the cutworm finds them a tasty snack, so you may need to put a collar on your young seedlings to keep them off. If cutworm's trouble you too much you can easily grow peppers in an indoor setting until they are much bigger. Just make sure they get enough light or sun from a windowsill or sunny porch. 

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