How to Grow Jalapeno Peppers

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Jalapeno peppers are a type of chili pepper that is very tolerant of the frost. Wait until two or three weeks before the frost to sow the seeds of jalapeno peppers with help from an organic farmer in this free video on fruit and vegetable gardening. View Video Transcript

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Jarrett Man

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Hi, I'm Jarrett of Stone Soup Farm in Belchertown, and this is how to grow jalapeno peppers. Jalapenos are a type of chili pepper. They're one of the most in Mexico and the United States. Peppers all are frost intolerant. And so if you live in an area with frost, you must wait until about two or three weeks before the frost state to sew the seeds of your peppers. If you're going to do it outside then you should wait until about the last frost when you do so. Peppers each require about, about a foot on every side of the plant. So it's best to get a well tilled garden bed such as this, hopefully raised, plenty of compost. And mark out holes about a foot apart. If you want to do it in rows then do the rows about a foot or eighteen inches apart. And then in each hole, plant one seed. One plant is plenty. And once you're done planting the seed, cover them up with about a half an inch to an inch of soil and they should make it up through that. And once again, make sure you plant them after the frost. Because if frosts once the shoots have come up out of the ground the whole plant is dead and you have to do it again. Keep them well watered especially once they start to flower and make the actual peppers themselves. And keep it as weed free as you can throughout the season, and you should have pretty good bounty of jalapeno peppers. Jalapenos when they come up out of the ground are going to be, the peppers themselves will be green at first. And if you let them ripen they usually start to get a sort of ribbing on the sides so it looks like cracks, but it's not exactly and eventually most of them will turn red which is ripe and they're a little bit sweeter that way. Although the traditional way to eat jalapenos is the hardest of the green. I'm Jarrett from Stone Soup Farm and that's how to grow jalapeno peppers.