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Question: I started some pepper plants from seeds. I have a variety (bananna, cayenne, jalapenos, bell) They are growing good, but they are to the point where I always lose them. Right now they are in small plastic pots. What is the best way to raise them as far as amount of sun, watering, and plant storage. Would they benefit from growing in some sort of green house? And if so, what is the best way to build/purchase a green house?

Thank you for your response,

Answer: Travis,

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

Plant your peppers in a sunny area. Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Fertilize weekly with a soluble plant food such as Miracle Gro at the label rate. If you are going to raise them in container choose pots at least 5 gallons in size and a good potting soil. Place them in a location with a little late day shade and try to keep the soil moist as it will dry out much faster in a container.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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