Jalapeno peppers (Capsicum annuum) are a popular variety of chili pepper that is known for their medium to high level of heat and their characteristic green color. They are often used in a wide variety of dishes, including salsas, sauces, and marinades. They are also commonly used for pickling and canning.
To grow Jalapeno peppers, you will need:
Well-drained, fertile soil
Seeds or seedlings
Start seeds indoors in pots 6-8 weeks before the last frost date, or sow seed directly into the ground after the last frost date.
Transplant seedlings to the garden or direct-sow seed into the garden after all danger of frost have passed and the soil has warmed up. Space the plants about 18-24 inches apart.
Water the pepper plants regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
Fertilize the pepper plants with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.
Provide support for the pepper plants, such as a stake or a cage, as they grow.
Harvest the peppers when they are fully ripe and have reached their mature size.
Start seeds indoors in pots or sow seeds directly into the ground after the last frost date
Transplant seedlings to the garden or direct-sow seeds into the garden
Water the pepper plants regularly, keep the soil consistently moist
Fertilize every 4-6 weeks with a balanced fertilizer
Provide support for the pepper plants
Harvest the peppers when they are fully ripe and have reached their mature size
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