Bell peppers: 4 answers to the most exciting questions about growing a vegetable
Bell pepper has rightfully earned its popularity among many summer residents. This culture is very fond of warmth, therefore, seedlings can be planted around the end of spring, when the threat of the return of frost has passed. In order to start consuming fresh bell peppers as soon as possible, they can be planted in a greenhouse. Therefore, we decided to dwell in more detail on varieties that are suitable specifically for growing in a greenhouse, as well as the features of planting, planting and care.
Which bell pepper to choose?
In fact, many varieties of bell peppers can be suitable for growing peppers in a greenhouse. As you probably already noticed, bell peppers can be oval, spherical and conical in shape. The colors are also familiar to everyone. It can remain a dark green color, or it can turn yellow, red and orange. Fruit sizes can be from 10 to 30 cm. In order to choose the desired variety, pay attention to the ripening time. Also, for a greenhouse, you should choose varieties of bell peppers, in which the bush is of an average size. Late pepper is quite popular among summer residents. As we said, when choosing a variety, rely on the timing of its ripening.
Early ripening - "Winnie the Pooh"," Green and orange miracle "" tenderness ", etc. these varieties can be grown in a greenhouse without heating. They tolerate diseases well and are resistant to pest attacks.
Mid - early term - "Martin"," Night ". The fruits are of medium size. If grown outdoors, do not expect a rich harvest, so they are used for planting in greenhouses.
Late - medium - late. "Sailor", "Paris", "Figaro". In the middle lane, they are almost never used for sowing in open ground. A good harvest is brought in heated greenhouses. The fruits have a long shelf life, large size and good taste.
How to make sure that bell pepper seedlings take root?
You can start sowing from the end of winter. Before planting, the seeds must be soaked in a solution of potassium permanganate (weak), for about 30-40 minutes, then rinsed under warm water. Then the seeds should be treated with an agent against fungal disease. And finally, soak the planting material in a solution that can stimulate growth. As for feeding, it should be done when you notice 2-3 leaves in the seedlings. When 4 leaves appear, you can repeat the feeding. For feeding, you should take superphosphate, urea, potassium salt. Dissolve the ingredients in water. This solution is used for root watering.
Bulgarian pepper in the ground: what you need to know?
You can transplant a plant if:
- The plant has acquired a rich green hue
- About 50 days have passed since the sowing of the seeds
- Seedlings have a strong stem
- A plant has 12 or more mature leaves
- Young peppers reach a height of over 25 cm.
If you want to get a good and rich harvest, then provide water and a warm place for the pepper. Remember to remove excess shoots and leaves.