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Jul 10, 2015 7:47 PM CST

When is the best time to start a BELL PEPPER from seed? I live in So Cal in Redlands. It is very hot and dry. I was thinking of using containers (I have no room and live in a Studio apt). I planned to use seeds from Bell Peppers. To preserve them for planting: do I dry them and store them or freeze them?
Jul 12, 2015 10:33 AM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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The seeds inside a green bell pepper are not ripe. You need to get seeds from a colored bell pepper. You do not need to cold store them. People often start pepper and tomato seeds in February. They can be grown in pots. We've done it. We've not had a lot of success with bell peppers so you might want to try banana peppers instead. They are mild (no heat) but are shaped more like a carrot or banana. I've got a similar climate to you. You can get plants from some nurseries or seeds from a catalog or online.
Jul 14, 2015 4:35 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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