I have been growing peppers in my garden for a couple of years now and I find that the sweet pepper variety is very satisfactory to grow even in the colder British climate.Usually grown from seeds, most of my peppers end up growing in the greenhouse because I can never guarantee that the summer will be a hot one and they do need enough heat to ripen well.
I did have a head start with my peppers which I starting to sow back in April of a variety called F1 tasty grill. They have an elongated form and tasted great last year.
You can see in the picture below that right now the peppers in my greenhouse are quite big and growing well in the grow bags.
I recommend feeding the plant regularly; personally I use a potash-rich tomato liquid feed (the organic type as a personal preference).
As the plants grow bigger and heavier with fruits, I need to start staking them with some bamboo canes which I will push in the ground.
This year I also bought a pepper plant from a garden centre as a comparison and I believe it is a standard variety called Bell Boy pepper. In fact looking at the label it looks similar to the peppers that you can buy from supermarkets normally.
I like to try different varieties of vegetables every year, sometimes you find new varieties that are particularly tasty, easier to grow or more suited to your local conditions.
Home-grown peppers taste great and since I know where they come from I guess they are doubly good for me too.
My top tip: the plants which I grow in my greenhouse tend to grow in profusion and end up with a lot of leaves and flowers. I personally prefer to reduce the number of flowers in order to harvest a smaller number of peppers that will ripen quicker.
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