peppers

Dealing With Hot Pepper Diseases

Dealing With Hot Pepper Diseases

Like all food crops, hot peppers are susceptible to various fungal diseases. Your greatest weapons against these are best planting practices, which help prevent disease in the first place. This  
Storing and Preserving Your Hot Peppers

Storing and Preserving Your Hot Peppers

So, you’ve picked plenty of peppers and you have more than you can eat in a week. Time to put together a preservation plan! Handling tip: Hot peppers, even milder hot  
Harvesting Your Hot Peppers

Harvesting Your Hot Peppers

The longer you wait to harvest your hot peppers, the hotter they’ll be. You can pick some before they’re fully ripe, but they won’t have the same heat as fully  
Growing Hot Peppers in Containers

Growing Hot Peppers in Containers

Hot peppers are easy to grow in containers. The key to happy container-grown hot pepper plants is to follow the plant—that is, transplant your pepper plant (gently!) as it grows.  
Growing Hot Peppers From Seeds or Seedlings

Growing Hot Peppers From Seeds or Seedlings

Peppers are warm-season perennials that we treat as annuals. They have a long growing season—15 to 18 weeks after planting out—and cooler weather slows them down. You can start them  
Types of Hot Peppers

Types of Hot Peppers

Hot peppers, or chile peppers, are part of the Capsicum genus. They’re part of the Solanaceae family, which includes tomatoes, eggplant, and potatoes. When you’re planning your garden, make sure