Soil Type For Pepper Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Linton, IN
Question by gregcravens
April 12, 1998
What type of soil mixture do bell peppers and banana peppers prefer?


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Answer from NGA
April 12, 1998

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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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