Information About Peppers

There are many types of peppers that can be grown in the garden. So many, in fact, that you are certain to find one that suits your particular needs, even if it’s in a container. The care of pepper plants is easy once you know how to handle common pepper plant problems that are likely to crop up. To avoid most pepper plant problems, we have included lots of handy information for growing peppers successfully. Keep reading to learn all about the care of pepper plants and the different types of peppers you can grow.

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How To Start Growing Peppers – Growing Bell Peppers In The Garden

By Kathee Mierzejewski

You are starting your garden for the summer and you know you want to plant peppers. Peppers are great and it is not difficult growing bell peppers. Read this article for tips on how to start growing peppers.

Peppers That Aren’t Hot: Growing Different Types Of Sweet Peppers

By Amy Grant

Hot peppers are popular with their varied colors, shapes and heat indexes. But let?s not forget about the various types of sweet peppers. For those folks who prefer peppers that aren?t hot, click this article to find out about the different kinds of sweet peppers.

Why Are Peppers Damping Off – Managing Damping Off In Peppers

By Liz Baessler

It can be heartbreaking when your tiny pepper seedlings don?t make it past their early stages, flopping over and withering away. This problem is called damping off, and it?s a real problem with vegetable seedlings. Learn how to prevent pepper damping off here.

Inverted Pepper Plants: Learn About Growing Peppers Upside Down

By Amy Grant

It seems to me that an upside down tomato is the same idea as an inverted pepper plant. With the thought of growing peppers upside down, I did a little research on how to grow peppers vertically. Click here to find out if and how you can grow peppers upside down.

Pepper Black Spot – Why Are There Spots On My Peppers

By Amy Grant

A common malady in the garden is black spots on peppers. If the black spots are only on the peppers, the cause is usually environmental, but if the entire pepper plant is dotted with spots, it may have pepper black spot or other disease. Learn more in this article.

Pepper Herbicide Damage: Can Peppers Be Damaged By Herbicides

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Herbicides are potent weed killers, so if a chemical poisons a weed, there is a good chance it will damage other plants too. Pepper herbicide injury is especially possible if you apply these chemicals in your garden. Learn more in this article.

Southern Blight Of Pepper Plants – Managing Peppers With Southern Blight

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Pepper southern blight is a serious and destructive fungal infection that attacks pepper plants at the base. To get rid of the fungus is nearly impossible, so prevention is key, along with using management measures if the infection strikes your garden. Learn more here.

Pepper Mosaic Virus: Learn About Mosaic Virus On Pepper Plants

Mosaic is a viral disease that affects quality and reduces yield in a wide variety of plants, including sweet and hot peppers. Once infection occurs, there are no cures. Even fungicides are of no use against pepper mosaic virus. Learn about mosaic virus on pepper plants here.

Pepper Leaves Turning White: Treating Peppers With Powdery Mildew

Pepper leaves turning white is an indication of powdery mildew, a common fungal disease that can afflict nearly every kind of plant under the sun. What can you do about that nasty white powder on pepper leaves (or sometimes brownish-yellow)? Find out here.

Browning Pepper Leaves: Why Are Leaves Turning Brown On Pepper Plants

By Amy Grant

One of the more common problems found on peppers is brown pepper plant foliage. Click this article to find out what causes a pepper plant with brown leaves and how to remedy leaves turning brown on pepper plants.

Pepper Plant Leaf Drop: Reasons For Pepper Plant Leaves Falling Off

By Teo Spengler

If you see leaves dropping from pepper plants, you should act quickly to prevent serious damage and to save your crop. Click here for additional information on pepper plant leaf drop and the many possible reasons for falling pepper leaves.

Chili Pepper Companion Planting – What To Grow With Hot Pepper Plants

By Liz Baessler

Hot peppers are a popular and easy to grow variety of vegetable that can really benefit from having certain other plants nearby. Learn more about chili pepper companions and what to grow with hot pepper plants in this article.

Jalapeno Companion Plants – What Can I Plant With Jalapeno Peppers

By Liz Baessler

Some plants deter bugs that prey on their neighbors, while some attract predators that eat those bugs. Some plants improve the flavor of other plants when planted next to each other. Learn more about companion planting with jalapeno peppers here.

Pepper Plant Companions – What Are Good Companions For Peppers

By Amy Grant

Growing peppers? You?ll be glad to know that there are many pepper plant companions that can benefit your peppers. Find out about pepper companion planting and plants that like to grow with peppers in this article. Click here.

Why Are My Banana Peppers Turning Brown: Fixing Brown Banana Pepper Plants

By Amy Grant

You are waiting to harvest the first sweet pepper but suddenly notice brown banana pepper plants or fruit. Why are my banana peppers turning brown, you wonder. Is there anything that can be done about brown banana pepper plants? Learn more here.

Pimento Sweet Peppers: Tips For Growing Pimento Peppers

By Amy Grant

If you love peppers, pimento pepper plants make a tasty, as well as ornamental, addition to the garden. So how to grow pimento pepper plants? This article will help you get started with pimento pepper growing and care.

Hot Pepper Plants: Tips On Growing Peppers For Hot Sauce

By Amy Grant

A dizzying array of hot sauces are available, but did you know that making your own is fairly simple and begins with growing your own peppers for hot sauce. So what are the best peppers for making hot sauce? Read this article to find out.

Are Bell Pepper Lobes An Indicator Of Pepper Plant Gender And Seed Production?

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

You?ve likely seen or heard the claim floating around social media that one can tell the gender of a pepper, or which has more seeds, by the number of lobes or bumps, along the bottom of the fruit. Find out if it?s true in this article.

Paprika Pepper Info: Can You Grow Paprika Peppers In The Garden

By Amy Grant

Familiar in many foods from the famous Hungarian goulash to just a dusting atop deviled eggs, have you ever wondered about paprika spice? For instance, where does paprika grow? Can I grow my own paprika peppers? Get answers in this article.

Why A Pepper Plant Won’t Produce Flowers Or Fruit

By Amy Grant

Generally, my plants set a couple of fruit at best, or no fruit at all on the pepper plants. That led me to do a little research on why a pepper plant won?t produce. Find out the reasons and what can be done in this article.

Fixing Thin Wall On Peppers: How To Grow Thick-Walled Peppers

By Amy Grant

Are you growing peppers with limited success? Maybe one of your issues is thin pepper walls. The ability to grow plump, thick-walled peppers takes more than just luck. Why do you have peppers with thin walls? This article will help answer that.

Harvesting Pepper Seeds: Information About Saving Seeds From Peppers

By Amy Grant

Seed saving is a fun, sustainable activity that is both fun and educational to share with children. Some veggie seeds ?save? better than others. A good choice for your first attempt is saving seeds from peppers. This article will help.

Little Pepper Inside Pepper – Reasons For Pepper Growing In A Pepper

By Amy Grant

Have you ever cut into a bell pepper and found a little pepper inside the larger pepper? This is a fairly common occurrence, but you may be wondering ?why is there a small pepper in my bell pepper?? This article will explain the reason.

Harvesting Peppers: When And How To Pick A Pepper

By Amy Grant

Peppers are extremely fun to grow and there are dizzying arrays to choose from with a variety of colors and flavors. Because of this variety, it is sometimes difficult to know when to begin harvesting the peppers. This article can help.

Hand Pollinating Peppers: How To Hand Pollinate Pepper Plants

By Amy Grant

In years past, I was never able to get any fruit set on pepper plants. Maybe I should have tried hand pollinating my peppers. Read this article for information on how to hand pollinate a pepper plant should fruit set be an issue for you.

Black Pepper Leaves Fall Off: What Causes Blackened Leaves On Pepper Plants

By Amy Grant

I?ve never had much luck growing pepper plants, in part because of our short growing season and lack of sun. The pepper leaves end up turning black and dropping. So what causes black colored pepper plant leaves and how to avoid them? Find out here.

Jalapeño Skin Cracking: What Is Corking On Jalapeño Peppers

By Amy Grant

Some minor jalape?o skin cracking is a common sight on these peppers and is called jalape?o corking. What exactly is corking on jalape?o peppers and does it affect the quality? You can find out these answers in this article.

Pepper Plant Blight: Information For Controlling Phytophthora On Peppers

By Kristi Waterworth

Knowing the signs of phytophthora pepper blight will help you head off disaster if this fungus appears in your garden. This article will help with how to prevent phytophthora symptoms on pepper plants.

Pepper Wilt On Plants – What Causes Wilting Peppers

By Kristi Waterworth

When pepper plants wilt, you should pay attention. This article will explain more about the tough-to-eradicate diseases that may be affecting your pepper plants. So read here for help with wilting pepper plants.

Curling Leaves On Peppers: What To Do For Pepper Plants With Leaf Curl

By Kristi Waterworth

Pepper leaf curl is a common symptom in peppers, as it is in tomato plants. So what causes leaves to curl on peppers? Learn more about leaf curl on pepper plants in the following article.

Cayenne Pepper In The Garden – Tips For Growing Cayenne Peppers

By Amy Grant

Want to add a little spice to your life? Try growing cayenne peppers. You can learn how to grow and care for cayenne pepper plants in the article that follows. Click here for more information.

Jalapeno Peppers Too Mild: Reasons For No Heat In Jalapenos

By Amy Grant

Jalape?os too mild? You?re not alone. Some people grow peppers simply for their ornamental qualities, and then there are the rest of us. Find out why jalapenos not getting hot in this article so you can get more spice.

Care Of Ghost Chili Peppers: How To Grow Ghost Pepper Plants

By Amy Grant

Some like it hot; some like it hotter. Chili pepper growers that enjoy a bit of heat will certainly get what they ask for when growing ghost peppers. Read here to learn more about these HOT pepper plants.

Chili Peppers Not Hot – How To Get Hot Chili Peppers

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Chili peppers are synonymous with mouth burning sensory heat. It is hard to imagine chilies not getting hot unless you are a culinary professional. Read here to learn why your chili peppers may be too mild.

Peppery Leaf Spot: How To Treat Bacterial Leaf Spot On Peppers

By Jackie Carroll

Bacterial leaf spot on peppers is a devastating disease. There is no cure once the disease takes hold, but there are several things you can do to prevent it. Read here to learn about treating pepper leaf spots.

Discolored Pepper Stems: What Causes Black Joints On Pepper Plants

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Many people have issues on occasion with discolored pepper stems or with pepper plants turning black. If this is true of you, read this article to find out why pepper plants have black streaks on stems.

Ornamental Pepper Care: How To Grow Ornamental Pepper Plants

By Jackie Carroll

Ornamental pepper care is easy. Bushy, glossy green foliage and colorful fruit that stand in upright clusters at the end of the stems combine to create an outstanding ornamental plant. Learn about growing these plants here.

Caring For Banana Pepper Plants: Tips On How To Grow A Banana Pepper

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Growing banana peppers in your garden is easy and there are many types of banana pepper. You can find out how to grow and care for different types of banana pepper in this article.

Jalapeno Plant Care – How To Grow Jalapeno Peppers

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Jalapenos are the only pepper that is not allowed to fully ripen and change color before being picked. Growing jalapeno peppers is not difficult if you provide plants with proper conditions. Learn more in this article.

Habanero Plant – How To Grow Habanero Pepper

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Gardeners with a taste for spicy food should try to grow one of the hottest peppers, the habanero. Growing habanero peppers is not difficult, nor is their care. Read this article to get growing tips for habanero peppers.

Storing Chili Peppers – How To Dry Hot Peppers

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The end of season bumper crop is often more than you can use fresh or give away. Drying peppers is a good and easy method of how to store peppers for months. Learn how to store peppers by drying in this article.

Tips To Stop Sunscald On Pepper Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Even the most heat seeking plant can get too much of a good thing. Pepper sunscald is common when the plants are forming fruit in the late summer heat. Find tips for preventing sunscald on pepper fruit here.

Growing Peppers In Planters: How To Grow Pepper Plants In A Container

By Heather Rhoades

Just because you dona??t have a garden to grow them in does not mean that you cana??t grow peppers. Growing peppers in planters is easy. The tips in this article can help with how to grow peppers in pots.

Causes Of Yellow Leaves On A Pepper Plant

By Heather Rhoades

Many home gardeners enjoy growing peppers. But when pepper plant leaves turn yellow, this can leave a gardener scratching their heads. Many things can cause pepper leaves turning yellow. Click here to see what these are.

What Causes Peppers To Fall Off The Plant

By Jackie Rhoades

Pepper plants can be finicky. One year it?s a bumper crop and the next ? Bupkis! One of the main complaints about growing peppers are those baby peppers falling off plants when everything else looks fine. Learn more here.

Bottom Of Pepper Is Rotting: Fixing Blossom End Rot On Peppers

By Heather Rhoades

When a peppera??s bottom rots, it can be frustrating to a gardener. When bottom rot occurs, it is typically caused by pepper blossom end rot. Blossom end rot on peppers is fixable though, and this article can help.

Keeping Peppers Over The Winter: How To Winter Peppers

By Heather Rhoades

Many gardeners regard pepper plants as being annuals, but, with a little pepper winter care indoors, you can keep your pepper plants for the winter. Overwintering pepper plants can be a little tricky, but this article may help.

Pepper Blossoms Falling Off The Plant

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

No flowers on pepper plants? This is a common complaint when growing peppers. There are several reasons this happens. Read here to learn why a pepper drops the flower bud or why you have no flowers on pepper plants.

Pepper Growing Problems And Bell Pepper Plant Diseases

By Heather Rhoades

Everyone loves a fresh pepper from the garden. However, there are many different pepper diseases that affect pepper plants ruining your crop. Read the following article to learn about common pepper problems.

Pepper Fertilizer: How And When To Fertilize Peppers

By Kathee Mierzejewski

Pepper growing can leave a gardener with many questions like ?What is the best fertilizer for pepper plants?? and ?When do you fertilize peppers?? This article can help with those questions and more.

How To Stake Pepper Plants

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Although pepper plants are usually considered to be fairly sturdy plants, they have been known to break on occasion from the weight of developing fruit. Read here for the best way to stake peppers.

Worms On Peppers: What Is Eating My Peppers?

By Kathee Mierzejewski

When it comes to pepper plants, there are many different pepper pests. If you are having trouble with your pepper plants, this article might help with which pepper pests you are dealing with and appropriate treatment.

Growing Chili Pepper Plants In Your Garden

By Kathee Mierzejewski

Everyone enjoys chili peppers. You can grow chili peppers in a variety of types, sizes and colors. Read this article to find tips on how to grow chili peppers of all kinds in the garden.

Does Pruning Bell Peppers Help: How to Prune Pepper Plants

By Heather Rhoades

There are many theories and suggestions that float around the world of gardening. One of them is that pruning pepper plants will help to improve the yield on peppers. Get information about pruning pepper plants here.

Common Pepper Plant Problems

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Many people grow peppers in vegetable gardens without any serious issues. However, pepper plant problems do happen now and then. Read this article to learn about common pepper plant problems and how to fix them.

How To Grow Red Peppers

By Heather Rhoades

For many gardeners, how to grow red peppers is a mystery. So what does it take to grow a red pepper? How hard is growing red bell peppers? Read this article to find out more about growing red peppers.

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