Chile Plant Container Gardening? - Knowledgebase Question

gilbert, Ar
Question by kellytabah
April 20, 2010
I want to put the chili plants I bought from Home Depot in large pots. Can I do this? How should I do this to yield maximum fruit production. I have a total of 8 seperate chile plants...


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Answer from NGA
April 20, 2010

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You can grow your chile plants in containers and have great success. Each plant will get large so use a 3-gallon container per plant (you can probably fudge a little and put two into a single 5-gallon container). Fill the containers with regular potting soil (moisten it first before filling your containers) then transplant each pepper plant into the container, setting it at the same soil level as it was growing before. Your pepper plants will need lots of sunshine in order to flower and produce fruit, but because they are in containers and because our summer sunshine is so hot, set the containers where they will get morning sun but filtered or full shade in the afternoon. Plants in containers can dry out quickly, especially when it's hot, so check your plants daily and water when the soil feels barely damp. Best wishes with your peppers!

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