Peppers are a warm-season vegetable that produce fruits of varying colors and flavors, from mellow, mild and sweet to eye-watering spicy and hot. They are rich in antioxidants, which help reduce the risk of arthritis, heart disease and cancer, as well as being an excellent source of vitamins A and C. A single red pepper has more vitamin C than an orange!
Planting your pepper seedlings is very easy, simply remove the plant from the container and place into the soil the same depth as it was in the container. These heat-loving plants should not be transplanted until the danger of frost is past. Fertilization should be done fish emulsion at transplanting and then weekly for the first 4 weeks. On weeks 5 and 8, apply an application of HyR BRIX® Tomato and Pepper Fertilizer. For detailed growing instructions, read our blog article: How to Fertilize Pepper Plants.