GROWING REQUIREMENTS

WATERING

Water up to one to two litres per week as peppers are extremely heat sensitive.

PESTS

Most peppers are susceptible to these pests: Aphids, Flea Beetles, Cucumber, Mosaic Virus. Blossom-End Rot appears as a soft, sunken area which turns darker in color. Symptoms include marginal foliar burning, yellowing and browning of leaves, browning of roots and no growth or development of black sooty mould, which can occur on the undersides of leaves.

SOIL

Peppers grow best in loamy soil with a pH ranging between 6.2 and 7.0. Although, they can tolerate slightly alkaline conditions near 7.5

SPOT

Capsicum grows well in the sun, so find a sunny spot to plant capsicum.

TEMPERATURE

Soil should be at least 18 degree C (65 degrees F), peppers will not survive transplanting at temperatures lower than this.

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