how to grow hotter peppers

How To Grow Hotter Peppers: Five Simple Steps

Gardeners who just can’t get enough of the fire of a capsaicin-rich pepper are always on the lookout as to how to grow hotter peppers. Heat can be a tricky thing when it comes to peppers, especially when you realize that the heat of individual fruits …

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Growing Jalapenos

Important Tips For Growing Jalapeños

Hello hot gardening. Hot peppers offer wonderful variety both for culinary creation and cultivation. Jalapeño peppers are a popular choice for home cultivation because they live in the medium range of the Scoville “heat” scale for peppers, which makes them a versatile ingredient for many …

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Pepper leaves curling downward

Pepper Plants Leaves Curling? Causes And Fixes

Pepper plant leaves offer some of the first and clearest indications of a plant’s health. If you notice the leaves curling, this could be a symptom of several different problems. Diseases, infestation, and water stress all show themselves in the leaves first. Here are some …

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Carolina Reaper planting

The Carolina Reaper Planting Guide: A To Zing

If you’re looking to grow sun-like spiciness, there is nothing more wicked than the Carolina Reaper. This is the hottest pepper in the world, so don’t approach this chili lightly. The oils of this pepper, even when still whole on the vine, can cause major …

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How long do pepper seeds last

How Long Do Pepper Seeds Last?

Saving pepper seeds to grow new pepper plants is more than just a way to save money, it is sustainable and can teach you a lot about cultivating peppers. Peppers are one of the best plants for seed-saving because of the ease with which you …

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Pepper Plants Growing Slowly

Pepper Plants Growing Slowly? Here May Be Why

Slow growth is a common but fixable problem with pepper plants. If you are concerned because your peppers have remained at the same height since you planted them weeks ago, note that you are not the first gardener with this problem. The most general explanation …

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Will frost kill pepper plants

Will Frost Kill Pepper Plants?

Temperature is one of the most important factors in success with growing peppers. So, the short of it: Will frost kill pepper plants? Yes, pepper plants don’t handle cold temperatures well and are far from frost-tolerant, so frost will kill them. In North America, unprotected …

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calcium deficiency in pepper plants - blossom end rot

Calcium Deficiency In Pepper Plants: Signs And Fixes

All plants need sufficient nutrients from the soil for them to be able to grow up without suffering from health problems. Most gardeners know that their pepper plants need nitrogen along with potassium and phosphorus, as these are included in most all-purpose fertilizers. What some …

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sunscald on peppers

Sunscald On Peppers: Signs And Prevention

Pepper plants are vulnerable to many potential problems throughout the growing season. Sunscald is a common problem that you might encounter when you plant peppers in a sunny location. It also often affects tomatoes and cucumbers. Sunscald is especially common when young pepper trees are …

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