Growing the pepper seeds yourself - this is how it works step by step

Growing the pepper seeds yourself - this is how it works step by step

From seeds to peppers - everything you need

A window sill on the south side is an ideal location for sowing peppers, or the seeds are supported with plant light during the germination period. Bell peppers develop more slowly compared to other plants. In order to grow peppers from your own seeds you need a lot of patience, warmth and light:

  • Obtaining seeds from peppers
  • or purchase from the garden center
  • Chamomile tea for soaking
  • Mini greenhouse (€ 6.96 at Amazon *) or foil
  • Peat or yogurt pots
  • Seed substrate or potting soil
  • Sowing soil
  • Flower tub about 30 centimeters
  • Bamboo or plant sticks as supports
  • Long-term fertilizer sticks

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From seed to sprout

Those who garden after the moon use the increasing moon phase until the full moon at the beginning of March. This activates the above-ground growth of fruit vegetables such as tomatoes or peppers. From seed to paprika in just a few steps:

  • Soak the seeds in lukewarm chamomile tea for about 2 days.
  • Insert only one seed per peat or yoghurt pot about 1 centimeter deep.
  • Then cover the seed with a little soil and press lightly.
  • The earth should be moist but not wet and must crumble!
  • Place the pots in the mini greenhouse or under foil on a fixed bench.
  • Important: Ventilate daily to prevent mold growth.
  • At a constant, moist, warm 25 ° degrees, the first seedlings sprout after 1 to 3 weeks.

From seedling to flowering plant with a high-yielding pepper harvest

From a height of 10 centimeters, it's time to prick the peppers. To do this, carefully plant the peppers with the entire root ball in pots or beds, without damaging the tender roots. In addition to warmth, you now need a little more care, lukewarm watering and fertilizer.

Growing your own peppers in the greenhouse is faster and more reliable than outdoors. The first fruits are harvested in the greenhouse from July. Outdoor peppers in the garden or on the balcony can be harvested from August to the end of October.

Tips & Tricks

Gardening professionals recommend removing the first bloom in order to give the plant more energy for further blooming and fruiting. Whether the recommendation keeps what it promises is controversial. It's better to try than to discuss.