Growing Pepper Plants In Coffee Containers - Knowledgebase Question

Camp Lejeune, NC
Question by parrishnc
February 6, 2001
I don't have room for a garden and I'm attempting to plant some green peppers in 3-lb. coffee cans.I can't find the information on what type of soil to use and if I can grow them in containers.Is it okay to use coffee cans to grow peppers in and what type of soil do I use?

Answer from NGA
February 6, 2001


You can start the peppers in those cans, but they would need to be transplanted into larger containers eventually to have room to reach maturity. At least a 5-gallon container (sometimes nurseries have left-over plastic containers), but 10 or 15 is better. Punch drainage holes in the cans. Note that the cans would also get hot in the sun. Use an all-purpose potting mix.

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