Answer: Peppers like a soil that is well amended with organic matter without being too rich. It should be on the slightly acid side (pH of 5.5 to 6.5). Peppers are heavy feeders and require a well-balanced fertilizer (such as a 5-10-10) with plenty of micro-nutrients. <br><br>Peppers like plenty of water when young, especially just after transplanting (any break in the watering pattern and peppers can become stunted). They like moderate watering when actively growing and before fruiting. As they began to ripen their fruits, cut back on watering considerably. Hot peppers, especially, develop best taste and heat when grown on the dry side before harvest. <br><br>Also, at least 50% light, indoors or outdoors is recommended. Watch that the plants don't receive too much sunlight (although poorly lit indoor areas may require the assistance of growlights). In time, you may trim your plants, if desired, to maintain a certain height. As trimmed plants reach maturity, they fill in below their trimmed height, producing a beautiful colorful lush plant ripe with peppers.
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