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How to Successfully Grow Peppers Indoors

Grow Peppers Indoor

Peppers are one of the most versatile cooking ingredients. You can make soups with them, grill them with meat, add to salads, and do many more. Imagine if you are able to grow your very own peppers indoors and cook them all year-round. Well, we are here to help you achieve that by sharing some of the most important tips for growing peppers indoors.

Start with Small Pepper Varieties

If you are new to indoor gardening then we suggest starting off with the smaller pepper varieties. This includes cayenne peppers, bird peppers, and habanero peppers. You can also grow the larger varieties, but the reality is that most homes don’t get enough sunlight to yield the large, tasty peppers that are grown outdoors. One way to fix that is by establishing an indoor grow light system but that might not be appropriate yet for a beginner.

Keep the Room Fairly Warm

Pepper plants generally prefer warm conditions so you will need to make sure the room where they are kept is well-insulated, especially for people who live in places with cold autumns and winters. The preferred temperature for pepper plants is between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This will keep the pepper plants fruiting regardless of the season.

Don’t Overwater the Plant

As tempting as it looks, we cannot stress enough how important it is to not overwater your indoor pepper plants. It’s a lot harder to fix an over-watered plant than an under-watered one. Pepper plants don’t respond well to overwatering. They may, for example, start to be affected by plant diseases. Damp conditions may also attract pests that are known to feast on pepper plants, like aphids and thrips.

Self-pollinating Pepper Plants

Some pepper plants may need some assistance when it comes to pollination. Without this process, the pepper plant won’t bear any fruits. One great tip on manually pollinating the pepper plant is by using a tiny paint brush. You can use it to gently transfer the pollen from flower to flower.