How to Grow Chili Peppers

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When growing chili peppers, the first thing to do is to get a well-tilled garden bed that is raised and has plenty of compost. Find out how much space to put between chili pepper plants with help from an organic farmer in this free video on fruit... View Video Transcript

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Did you know that there are thousands of different types of chile peppers in the world most of them originated in South America but they have since spread to almost all corners of the globe. I am Jarrett of Stone Soup Farm and this is how to grow chile peppers. The first thing you want to do is get a well tilled clean garden bed like this, hopefully a raised bed and plenty of compost to it. Most chile peppers require about a foot of space in between the plants. To plant the seed in the ground you wait until the last frost in your area because chile peppers as all peppers are not frost tolerant and if you plant them before the risk of frost is over in the Spring any plants that come up when it frosts will get totally killed and you will have to start over so wait until about that time. When you do plant make holes in the Earth about a foot apart or so like that, take your seeds, one seed at a time, each seed will make an entire plant and each plant will have tons of chiles on it. Put them in. The hole should be about a half an inch to an inch deep is fine. One seed in each and then cover them up lightly. Make sure you water them in after planting and keep it well watered especially during the time when it is flowering and starting to produce the actual peppers. Also try to keep it weed free and that will increase your yields quite a bit. The chiles have different types of chile peppers at vastly different times to maturity and they can take anywhere from about two months to get chiles to five months if you actually have that much time of frost free weather. Make sure you get them in the Fall before the frost and most chiles you can take and harvest and put on in the sun on a nice sunny day like today and try to dry them out or in a dehydrator and they'll last nice and spicy for a long time. I'm Jarrett of Stone Soup Farm and that's how you grow chile peppers.