One of the most important aspects of growing hot peppers comes down to your soil. Get growing secrets for hot peppers with help from a classically-trained chef with experience in both world-class restaurants and private dining companies in this free video clip.
Hi, I'm Farm to Table Chef, Teca Thompson, at TecaThompson.com. And today, we're talking about growing secrets for hot peppers. So, one of the most important aspects for growing is of course, your soil. If you don't know what your soil is, you're not familiar with it, it's a good idea to get it tested. Because you want well balanced to start out with and then, you can amend on top of that or amend the soil completely, if it's not exactly what you want. so, when you're growing hot peppers, it's good, they like a lot of sunlight and nutrient rich soil and also a lot of water. So, it's good to chart the sunlight in the area you wan to plant and make sure it's sufficient, about six to eight hours of sunlight a day. And then, you want to clean the area off weeds and enrich ti with fertilizer. So, a nitrogen rich fertilizer that's organic of compound, is a really good way to go. You want to avoid mushroom fertilizers, just because it's kind of too rich for it and too much nitrogen can actually be negative to the plants. Giving it a bush plant, but not a good growing for the fruit and not good root growing either. So, you want to start off with all those things and then, you can grow either your plant from seeds. Which is making your own transplants or buy transplants from a local nursery. If you grow your plants from seed, you want to make sure that you follow the planting depth on the package really closely. Because the plant only has so much energy to reach the sun before it can absorb it from the sun and continue to grow. So, you want to make sure to do that, and keep them hydrated. And when you're working with hot peppers, it's really important to remember that not just the pepper can be hot, also the leaves and the plants. So, just watch yourself and make sure to glove up and don't touch anything until you've washed your hands.If you do choose t do it with your hands bare. So, those are some secrets to growing hot peppers, I hope that was helpful. I'm Farm to Table Chef, Teca Thompson at TecaThompson.com, thank you for watching.