Three tips for caring for your pepper plant
We often get questions about caring for your own soaked pepper plants and how best to go about it. Read our blog with three important basic tips here.

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Tips for growing peppers Westlandpeppers
Three tips for caring for your pepper plant
We often get questions about caring for your own soaked pepper plants and how best to go about it. Read our blog with three important basic tips here.

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Tips for growing peppers Westlandpeppers

A pepper plant on your balcony or in your garden looks very nice of course, but it is even nicer if you can harvest your own homegrown peppers. We regularly receive questions from people who do this at home. Many people manage to soak up a few plants from seed in the spring. But after this it sometimes goes wrong, because if your pepper plant has survived all the gusts of wind, torrential downpours and the hottest week in June, the moment comes when there are quite a few fruits hanging on the plant. And that's when your plant starts to struggle.

Tip 1

Often the plant is in a pot on the balcony or in the backyard in the open ground. At this time the pepper plant needs a lot of nutrition because it is full of fruits that demand everything from the plant. Often the basic nutrition in the potting soil or garden soil runs out at this stage, so you need to supplement it. Sprinkling fertilizer pellets is of little use, as these are made to slowly release their nutrition and your pepper plants need nutrition 'now'. You can often notice a lack of nutrition by discolored leaves and leaf fall (leaf loosening). So use liquid fertilizers now, you can buy these everywhere these days and even a bottle of less than a euro from Action will do just fine. Just stick to the dosage on the label and little can go wrong.

Tip 2

As a true enthusiast, you are naturally very proud when you have succeeded in getting your plant full of colorful peppers and would prefer to have it completely full of red peppers. Unfortunately, your plants think otherwise and it is a must to regularly harvest the ripe fruits. You will see that this way you will end up getting more fruits from your plants.

Tip 3

When the longest day has been at the end of June and you are carefully moving toward August with a plant full of peppers, you must be careful not to overwater, because a pepper plant does not like that either. Pepper plants by nature do not have a giant sturdy root system and therefore the danger of over-watering is great. A good tip is if your plant is in a pot to lift it occasionally to estimate its weight. You will then get an idea of the weight of the pot when your plant is happy. If the weight of the pot is still good, you can skip watering at those moments or just water a little bit. It is also no great secret that most houseplants in the living room meet their demise from too much rather than too little water.

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