Peppers are a fun and an amazing group of plants because they are easy to grow and there are so many varieties from which to chose. Certainly everyone knows about the edible peppers, from sweet to hot. They have beautiful shapes and colors. There are some ornamental varieties that provide great color too.
They are a tropical kind of plant — they grow and bloom in the warm months and die in cold winters. In mild winters, cut them back, and they will come back. They need at least a half a day’s sun but also do well in full sun. They need average water. And they don’t usually get bugs like some other vegetables, making them pretty carefree. You can plant them in a garden, but they also do well in containers.
We get 20-30 varieties of peppers here throughout the year. Everyone has their favorite depending on the flavor.
Garden habitat: Container or garden.
Exposure: Partial to Full sun; average watering; use good organic fertilizer.