Back in the spring I planted Bell peppers, a lot actually and they’re still producing.
I’m not sure what I was thinking because with 9 plants and two varieties they grew beyond expectations.
These are by far the best bell peppers this garden has ever produced.
What was the key factor that pushed these peppers beyond expectations? We’re going to take a look at what I did.
- Plants were started February by seed indoors.
- Weeks later after the last freeze I transplanted each one into a new 2 x 4 raised bed.
- The raised beds were established with fresh tilled soil from the garden.
- Each bed was layered with a lot of direct compost and llama droppings in April.
- They had access to direct sunlight everyday!
After they were transplanted they grew for weeks and somewhere towards the middle of June I started seeing peppers. When temperatures started to cool in October the plants still continued producing.
The Freezer is full and I eat them with lunch and dinner almost every day and let’s just say I’m bell peppered out. I also want to add that I’ve read peppers won’t survive with temperatures below 65 degrees…..
Evenings have been cooler in the 50’s and 60’s and guess what they’re still producing.
So how do you grow the best ever Bell Peppers?
Make sure to prep new or existing raised beds with the right nutrients and the results will knock your socks off. I have a three step process that keeps my garden successful every season and it goes a little like this.
- Fertilize with Natural elements – dried leafs, pine needles, sticks you name it.
- Fertilize with animal droppings – Llama and sheep are my favorite.
- Direct Compost – Grandma got it right all so long ago and I just keep following the plan.
Future tips for next time I would add wire cages for additional support.
I’m going to let these beauties continue growing for another week and then it will be time to begin removing plants so I can start fertilizing these beds all over again.
The key to growing the best of anything is amending that soil, season after season.