Answer: Start with varieties that can grow reliably well in your area such as 'Gypsy', 'Ace' and 'Northstar'. Go to a local garden centers to buy these transplants or if you're so inclined, start them from seed 6 weeks before you're going to put them out. Amend the soil before planting with compost, and a balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10. Lay black plastic over the soil to heat it up and poke holes in the plastic to plant the peppers about 18" apart. Cover up the plants if cold weather (40F) is forcasted at night. Side dress the peppers at flowering time with another shot of 10-10-10 (small handful) and keep them well watered. This should get you some fruit!
Q&A Library Searching Tips