Soil Type For Pepper Plants - Knowledgebase Question

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

Answer from NGA
April 12, 1998
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.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by SongofJoy and is called "Blue Pansies"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.