Growing Green peppers – Container gardening

Green pepper flower

Green pepper flower

We have tiny baby green peppers in our container garden! I am so excited about these as you never know how many of the flowers will grow into actual peppers. Looking forward to a good harvest soon.

As mentioned in most of my ‘Garden posts,’ we do container gardening at this stage living in a flat with only a porch as our ‘own garden.’ The first time we planted a green pepper plant it did not last long, but two hail storms are to blame for that. We had a jalapeno plant next to it wich grew very well, so we decided to buy two more of them. When we went to the nursery they only had green pepper plants, small, half the length of the jalapeno. I decided to give it a try as the empty pot frustrated me.

If you have a look at the photos the green peppers shot up, it is the same length as the jalapeno plant (which also grew rapidly since the green peppers have been planted). They are solid plants, so proud of them. I believe the growth is probably mostly because of the season: Spring.

As the pot was already planted with other plants and ready to use I will not be posting on how to get your container ready – you can read any of my previous blog posts for information on that. All I had to do was dig a hole in the soil big enough for the plant, first add a bit of bonemeal as fertilizer, plant the plant, water well. See Jalepenos & Salad leaves for previous posts of plants planted in the same container.

When the plants started to grow big and the stems lengthened  we added a stick next to it and fastened the plant to it to help keep it up straight and help carry the weight. This will be very necessary once the green peppers grow larger and becomes heavier.

We are very proud of these plants doing so well in a container after our first green pepper mishap with the hail. I look forward to experimenting with these to see how often and how many green peppers we will have.

As I have stated in so many previous posts, it is great growing your own garden, seeing things grow, it is rewarding. Growing food however is ten times more exciting, being able to harvest, taste, smell and eat it.

Do give it a try!

M@Home

You can follow this link to an updated article showing the harvest.

Green pepper flowers

Green pepper flowers

Green peppers

Green peppers

Green peppers getting bigger

Green peppers getting bigger

Green pepper plants next to the jalapeno on the left

Green pepper plants next to the jalapeno on the left

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