The Q&A Archives: Soil Type For Pepper Plants

Question: What type of soil mixture do bell peppers and banana peppers prefer?

Answer: Peppers appreciate a nice sandy loam of moderately high fertility. A neutral pH is ideal. If you are growing in containers, you could use a simple potting mix to which you have added a bit of organic matter such as compost or composted cow manure. Peppers also have a need for magnesium. You can satisfy that need by dusting the soil with a very fine layer of Epsom Salts and scratching it into the soil. Then, water it in.

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