If you love bell peppers you are probably a fan of all different varieties. And with good reason, since bell peppers are the perfect fruits for adding to your daily food intake. However, don’t let your passion for this delicious fruit overwhelm your kitchen island with the number of varieties of bell peppers you can grow. If you follow these simple bell pepper growing tips, you can enjoy growing and eating microgreens from bell peppers.
Microgreens come in many sizes, so it’s important that you know how much space you have to dedicate to growing bell peppers. There are some types of microgreens that are quite large, which means that you need a large backyard for planting. If you want to try to grow a larger variety of microgreens then you will need to have more space in your home.
It’s best to plant bell pepper microgreens directly into a sunny and warm area. Be careful not to plant them too close to other varieties since they will probably cross pollinate each other. It’s also important to keep your plants at an appropriate height. If you’re growing them from seed, be sure to use organic garden soil as opposed to using potting soil. In general, microgreens need lots of moisture so you will want to water them often but not to excessively. They do well in pots up to three feet deep.
When it comes time to harvest your bell pepper plants, it’s best to use a spade rather than a pick. Using a pick will likely destroy your pepper plant and will take longer to mature. When harvesting your microgreens, gently dig the hole you created on the bottom of the plant and scoop out the seeds. Wipe away any dirt that might be left in the hole. It’s best to plant your new pepper plants in a well-drained spot, making sure to keep the soil damp but not saturated.
Planting bell pepper microgreens will require that you protect your new plants from harsh weather conditions. Heat and wind are the biggest threats to these unique bell pepper plants. Because of their size, they will tend to be exposed to strong winds, sun rays and rain more often than smaller varieties of peppers. If you live in an area with extreme temperatures, consider planting your new micro green peppers a little further north.
Microgreen peppers don’t tolerate high temperatures well. To ensure that your new plants don’t turn brown quickly, put them in a cool and shady area during the day and spend lots of time giving them plenty of sunlight. Keep in mind that your plants should never be placed directly in the sun. Instead, try placing them in a shaded area where indirect sunlight can reach them. As an alternative, try planting your pepper plants in a pot on the porch or in a window.
Bell pepper plants are extremely easy to grow. Even better, they’re so easy to care for, you can have two or three of them in one small space! If you’re growing more than just one pepper plant, you can divide them as needed and keep them in loose clusters. The beauty of micro greens is that they have beautiful green foliage and lovely red fruit that are both edible and attractive.
If you are looking for an interesting, attractive way to enhance the overall look of your patio or outdoor space, planting a bell pepper microgreens may be just what you need. They are fast growing and very forgiving. Don’t worry about it being a difficult plant to take care of – it’s only slightly more difficult than other types of peppers. In fact, it’s considered fairly easy to maintain. The key is keeping it a safe distance from too much shade or extreme heat or cold. And remember, you don’t have to just plant these bell peppers outside – you can plant them inside too if you’d prefer to.