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Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep. Thin seedlings or set transplants to grow 18 to 24 inches apart.
Any good garden soil that''s rich in organic matter.
Water enough to keep soil from drying out. For container gardens, add water until it starts to drain out the bottom.
Plant outdoors after the last frost date, or start seeds indoors 8-10 earlier.
At planting time, feed with a continuous-release plant food for vegetables.
Green or yellow peppers: Pick when they are a usable size with a rich color. Fruit should be slightly soft. Red peppers: Red peppers are green peppers that have remained on the plants and matured. Pick when they have a rich red color. Cut peppers from the plant with pruning shears or a sharp knife, leaving1/2 to 1 inch of the stem attached. Cool in the refrigerator until use.