Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pepper Green Bell ( How To Grow )

                     Welcome back with us, this is Ken and Marilou with Garden The Easy Way.

                      Today we would like to talk about Green Bell Pepper Plants.  One of America's favorite garden treats has to be the Green Bell Pepper, you can fix them up many different ways for the dinner table, salad, stuffed green peppers, on pizza, stir fry, vegetable soup, just to name a few.  Most all of us love our Green Bell Peppers.  

                     We have a lot of Green Bell Peppers to choose from and lots of different brands.  The one we think is the best is (Bonnie) Green Bell Pepper, it is Sweet Hybrid Pepper, and they taste so good they are sweet and juicy.  Green Bell Pepper are so easy to raise, like most everything  in the garden, there is something you need to know.

                      1.  Good Garden Soil, is so very important if your soil does not look dark and rich, you can add some compost and some aged manure, add 3 inches of compost and 3 inches of aged manure, mix it all up well together, mix down in to the soil about 8 to 9 inches is the best. Big money saving tip, go see your local farmer and he will probably give you all the aged manure you want for ( Free ). Most farmers are very kind and always willing to help any way they can, and they are happy to get rid of the manure too.

 The farmer near us is always happy to see us, he will even use his big tractor and load our pick-up for us, he will put 3 big scoops in our pick-up and we have the best natural organic fertilizer that money can buy, and it is ( Free ).

 Go see your local farmer you will be glad you did. Do not forget to ask for aged manure. If you get it too  fresh it can burn up your plants up, it is the best you can get, but it must be aged manure. You can tell  if  it  is aged manure just by looking,  if  it  is aged it will be all dry out, a little moisture or wet  is OK.

     (  Always make sure when you add Manure or Compost Mix it up Well in the Soil.  )

                      2.  Plant your Green Bell Pepper 1/3 of the plant under the soil.

                      3.  6 hours of  full sun is good.

                      4.  Plant about 18" apart.

                      5. After planting water well. Pepper Plants like lots of water, never let the soil go completely dry.  Water in hot dry weather every 1 to 2 days. It is easy to check to see if your plants need water, just stick your finger under the soil about 3 inches if you feel moisture your plant is OK for the day. If  you want you can add some mulch, add about 2 inches the mulch will help hold the moisture in and it will also help keep the weeds out of your garden.

                      6.  Maturity:  75 days after planting.

                      We hope you will enjoy your (Bonnie) Green Bell Sweet Hybrid Peppers.  Until next time this is Ken & Marilou from Garden The Easy Way wishing you all Good Gardening Always.