How to Grow Pepper Seeds
Plant pepper seeds indoors about 8 to 10 weeks before temperatures allow them to be planted in the garden. For best results, we strongly recommend starting the seeds indoors using a high quality seed starter mix, such as Jiffy Starting Mix. Try to keep the soil temperature between 80 and 90 degrees. You may want to supply bottom heat with a propagation mat. Plant seeds no more than 1/4 (a quarter) inch deep. Pepper seeds take between 14 to 30 days to germinate.
Seeds do not require light to germinate but they can provide a nice heat source if you start your seeds indoors. Once the seeds have germinated provide good quality lighting or sunlight for seedlings. The light plants receive on a windowsill is often insufficient and may lead to leggy growth where plants are stretching for the sunlight. Do not overwater, especially when seeds are germinating. Soil should be moist at planting time, but allowed to dry out somewhat on top before re-watering.
If you believe your soil is contaminated with spider mites, you can put a small amount of soil in a microwavable container and heat it in the microwave for 3 to 4 minutes. This will kill off any pests that could potentially harm your plants.
How to Grow Tropical Fruit Seeds
Plant seeds about 1/4 (a quarter) inch deep in a small planting container. For best results, we strongly recommend starting the seeds indoors using a high quality seed starter mix, such as Jiffy Starting Mix. Starting seeds indoors allows them to be kept at mild temperatures, while also ensuring no pests can harm the seedlings. Dampen the soil with water, but do not cause it to be soggy. Soil should remain slightly damp. Once the seeds have germinated, place the seedlings near a window or in a sunny location outside if temperatures are warm enough.
Give the plant fertilizer twice a year, in winter and summer, to improve growth. If you have any other questions about planting, please email or connect with us on social media to let us know what we can do to help.