Video: Growing Peppers in Containers with Niki Jabbour & Johnny's

Peppers are one of the best vegetable crops for growing in containers — especially in short-season climates, where the soil in spring can be slow to warm up. Four-season Nova Scotia gardener Niki Jabbour covers key steps for success with container pepper growing in this quickie tutorial.

7 Steps for Container Pepper Success

  1. Find the right-sized pot.
  2. Fill with growing medium and any amendments needed, such as compost and slow-release organic fertilizer.
  3. Transplant your pepper seedlings into the containers. Niki has chosen to grow jalapeño 'Jedi'; corno di toro 'Escamillo'; and Fresno 'Flaming Flare' in 7-gallon Smart Pots.
  4. Water the newly transplanted seedlings well, and continue with regular watering so containers do not dry out.
  5. Feed every couple of weeks with a liquid organic fertilizer.
  6. Support your pepper plants with a tomato cage or stake(s).
  7. Harvest often to encourage heavy production. Use garden shears to avoid damaging the plant.

Enjoy your container peppers!

Learn more about growing vegetables with Niki:
8 Great Vegetables for Beginning Gardeners • Video Series…

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