Pepper is a universal culture. The thing is that he is both useful and tasty, and gives culinary skills, and beautiful. Pepper contains substances useful to humans in its composition. It does not lose its flavor even after a long frost. Pepper can be closed for the winter, there is fresh, add as a seasoning, stuffing and stuff. If you do not know how to grow peppers, then this information is for you
Planting pepper Like most of the crops grown by countrymen in our country, peppers can be grown with their own seedlings in the open ground, you can put it in a greenhouse. People often buy ready-made seedlings and at the end of spring or in the early days of summer they put them on their plot. This saves time and effort
But it often happens that after planting good seedlings, they gradually begin to thin, dry, and eventually die. Why is this happening? It’s all about nursing. Since pepper culture is very capricious. So, what you need to do after planting seedlings.
Planting and care of pepper in the open ground
Choice of a place for planting. To begin with, it is worth paying attention to the fact that pepper though loves the sun and heat, but direct sunlight can harm it. Therefore, it is better to choose a site in the penumbra or where the sun will not stand all day. If there is none, then you need to take care of the screen for sheltering seedlings on very hot days
Watering. Pepper after planting should be watered abundantly. Seedlings love moisture, but soil should not be moist. Otherwise, it will develop disease, the root system can rot. In hot and arid summer, seedlings are watered every day in the evening. It is best to use water that has settled
Loosening. An important stage in the care of pepper is loosening. Every time after the sprouts were spilled, the next day the ground around each seedling should be loosened. This will help to avoid stagnation of moisture, the soil while it will be good to let in air
Shelter. If the night frosts, then you need to take care of the shelter. As a protection, you can use unnecessary plastic bottles, from which the neck is cut off
Feeding. Pepper responds well to both mineral and organic fertilizers. Pepper should be fed 2-3 times during the entire vegetation period with preparations that contain phosphorus, potassium, and nitrogen. The first fertilizing with mineral fertilizers should be carried out 2-2.5 weeks after planting. Further, two more fertilizing after 14-20 days each in the period of active formation of ovaries and fruits
It is possible to use as a fertilizer chicken manure or manure, which has ransacked residues. With chicken litter, you need to be very careful, since it has a high concentration and is diluted with plenty of water before use
Also, peppers can be sprinkled with fertilizers, which contain boron. It well helps the seedlings grow strong, and have a straight and powerful stem. If the above-ground part of the seedlings is greatly expanded, little ovaries are formed on it, then it needs to be plucked. This is done by shortening the main stem a few centimeters
As for pests, they pepper very rarely, which can not be said about tomatoes. Only weeds can interfere with seedlings, but they need to be weeded as they arise
An important point! Do not put the sweet pepper next to the sharp one, since during flowering these two species will be dusted, and you will get to the table not a pleasant grade that you can eat fresh, but a mixture
Observe simple recommendations, do not forget about fertilizers, loosening, and your pepper will please you with a good harvest.
Care of pepper in the open ground