Tips on cultivation: peppers

Location

The sun-loving pepper needs a wind-sheltered and fully sunny location and loose, nutrient-rich soil. All compact growing varieties can be cultivated easily in vegetable gardens or in pots on balconies and patios.

Watering and manuring

Water peppers regularly. Fertilise often when they begin to bloom (e.g. every 2 weeks add some liquid fertiliser as recommended). Do not let them dry out since they will lose leaves and fruits then.

Additional measures of cultivation

  • Put in greenhouses or hotbeds in mid-May or plant in open air at the beginning of June.
  • Planting distance: ca. 40 x 60 cm
  • Provide foothold for the plants with sticks, strings or trellises. This way they remain upright and the fruits get more sunshine.

Gardening tips:

  • Higher yield by breaking off the "main fruit"!
    From mid-June on the first flowers start to bloom, from the end of July the first fruits start to ripen. The yield is significantly higher when the first flower or fruit, the "main fruit" , is broken off. This activates a subsequent growth and consequently increases the total yield.
  • Since the shoots break easily the fruits are best to be cut off with scissors.