As a gardening lover, you must like to spend your time studying how to grow different kinds of plants, vegetables, flowers and the forth. So, have you ever tried to grow capsicum? If not, here is some knowledge and tips you may need to know before you start to grow capsicum.
Capsicum is a genus of flower plants in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Its species are native to the America, where they have been cultivated for thousands of years. In modern times, it is cultivated worldwide, and has become a key element in many regional cuisines. In addition to use as spices and food vegetables, capsicum species have also found use in medicines.
Firstly, you need to do some preparations before set off growing the capsicum. Sure thing is you must buy some capsicum seeds, if you are bored with the ordinary capsicum, then have a go to the giant red capsicum seeds. This kind of capsicum can grow up to 40 cm long, only imagine the length would worth you growing it. Besides, growing capsicum can both decorate your garden and also make your meal taste yummy.
Secondly, to decide where you will grow your capsicums. Actually, 16-30℃ will be perfect for the capsicums’ growth. If the climate of your country is hot, you can just grow them outside. If not, grow them in a container, where they can be moved indoors and outside according to the heat. After that, you can soak your peppers seeds in a glass of water overnight.
Thirdly, if you plan to plant them in a container, choose a pot with drainage holes, place a shallow dish below the pot, so that you can irrigate the soil well. Or if you plant them in your garden, the spacing every capsicum need is 15*20cm. Then cover with 1/4 inch (0.6cm) of potting mix. Moisten the soil and cover the grow pack with plastic wrap. Place it on a sunny window sill. Dampen the soil when needed over the next 1-6 weeks.
Last but not least, some gardening supplies will help you keep your capsicum healthy.