Bell Pepper Seeds
Capsicum annuumHow to plant Bell Pepper seeds
Why Grow Bell Peppers?
Fresh picked flavor: Bell peppers are much sweeter, juicier and crunchier when they come straight from your garden.
Variety: Choose from a much wider range of colors, shapes and sizes.
Ornamental value: Bell peppers are handsome, well-shaped plants that make attractive, temporary hedges, and grow beautifully in containers.
Nutritious: Bell peppers have the most nutritional value when eaten just after harvest.
How to Plant and Grow Bell Pepper
Plant Bell Peppers: Start bell pepper seeds indoors in cell packs or flats, 8 weeks before the last anticipated frost. At 70-90°F., germination is in 8-25 days.
Keep pepper seedlings in a bright light and in temperatures of at least 70°F. until ready to transplant. When garden soil has warmed to at least 60°F., transplant into the garden 18-24 in. apart.
Harvest Bell Peppers: Use a small sharp knife or scissors to cut peppers instead of pulling them off, which can cause damage to the plant.