Indoor Pepper Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Cherry Valley, MA
Question by wpk3233
November 10, 1998
What is the proper procedure for growing hot peppers indoors during winter months?

Answer from NGA
November 10, 1998


Peppers are a warm-season crop, so to successfully grow them indoors, you'll need to provide warmth and lots of light. First, sow the seeds on the surface of moistened seed starting mix and just press them in with your hand. Cover the trays or pots with plastic wrap to help retain moisture and then place on a propagation mat, or put them in a warm area, like on top of the refrigerator. The seeds should germinate in 21-30 days at 70F - 75F degrees. When the seedlings have sprouted, remove the plastic wrap and put them under a source of bright light. After the seedlings have developed two sets of leaves, transplant them into individual pots, and place them under artificial lights. Keep the light source about 6 inches above the tops of the plants, and move the lights up as the plants grow. If you supply 14-16 hours of light each day, your pepper plants should blossom and produce fruit.

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