Here's a page of curated products and websites that I highly recommend for growing your own peppers and vegetable garden. I thoroughly vet products and information so if it's on this list, it's because I personally use it and know it will help you too.
This page is constantly being updated. I recommend bookmarking it so you can reference this information when needed. Enjoy!
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Pepper Growing Resources On Amazon
START YOUR PEPPER SEEDS AND OTHER VEGETABLE PLANTS
Jump Start Germination Station w/ Heat Mat: This is my favorite and most reliable tool for starting pepper seeds. This is essentially a mini greenhouse. I use it every time I grow chillies, vegetables and edible flowers.
Peppers need a warmer environment (usually between 75F to 85F) to start growing. The heat mat that comes with this setup provides the necessary temperature. And the included dome top supplies the ideal humidity to increase the chances of germination.
General Hydroponics Rapid Rooter Plugs: These plugs can take the place of a seed-starting mix in your germination station. In fact, they fit nicely into the cell inserts of the germination station I recommend.
Made out of compressed peat moss, you simply drop a couple pepper seeds in a plug, water from the bottom and grow out your seedling as usual. Once the seedlings are ready to go outside, transfer the plant (plug and all) directly in its new container.
I started using these plugs this year. I'm very impressed with the germination rates and the strong root systems that my chillies have developed.
Gardener's Supply Organic Seed Starting Mix: Here's my favorite seed starting mix. You can fill the cell inserts of your germination station with this mix and know that it will hold moisture quite well.
I like that this organic mix has a built-in source of nutrition, called bio-blended compost, for seedlings. It sustains your plants so well that you don't even have to feed them until you transplant.
My peppers always germinate very fast in this product. This is a great option if you choose to use a mix as your seed-starting medium.
Jump Start Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat: If you don't have a heat mat to germinate your seedlings, I suggest that you get one like this. (You don't need to buy this heat mat if you purchase the germination station I recommend because it's already included in the kit.)
In my opinion, this is the most important tool you'll use to germinate pepper seeds. It raises the temperature 10F to 20F over the ambient temperature, which is key for growing out your seeds.
This mat is waterproof, UL-listed and solidly constructed. Simply plug in the mat and place it under your growing tray.
PLANT LIGHTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR INDOOR GROWING
Agrobrite T5 Indoor Grow Light (2 Foot, 4 Tube): This is the indoor grow light I use to start strong, stocky pepper plants before they go outside.
You have a lot of options when it comes to lights, and you don't have to use advanced options like this. (You can read more about lighting on our plants light page.) I'm simply recommending this T5 light because I've used it for many years and always get excellent results.
The reason I like this particular product is that it's large enough to completely cover my germination station. I tend to grow a lot of plants at one time, and I never have to worry about leggy seedlings (i.e., tall, weak seedlings that can easily flop over). The large coverage area ensures my chillies all get plenty of light as they grow.
I also appreciate the wire hooks at the top. You can hang the light in your desired location, or attach a rope hanger (see below) to easily customize the height above your plants at any given time.
Apollo Horticulture Grow Light Rope Hanger: This rope hanger acts as a pulley system for your grow light so you can easily raise or lower the light above your plants.
I recommend that your grow light always be no more than a few inches above the tops of your chillies so they don't end up leggy (i.e., tall, weak seedlings that can easily flop over). This hanger is ideal for customizing the height above your peppers as they grow taller.
To use, simply attach the metal clips to a support, such as hooks or a thin bar, and then use the other set of clips to attach your grow light. This hanger supports up to 150 pounds.
WEBSITE HOSTING AND BLOGGING TOOLS
OptinMonster: One of my go-to lead generation tools for WordPress. OptinMonster offers a plugin that creates all sort of lead capture forms and provides tools for A/B testing and more.
Thrive Themes: My absolute favorite WordPress theme. If you run an online business, you'll love being able to create custom pages, including sales pages and landing pages, as well as use the various widgets and lead generation tools available.
Web Hosting Hub: This web host provides unlimited website hosting -- a definite money saver if you own many sites. They also offer reliable, U.S. based 24/7 customer support.
ONLINE GARDENING COURSES
Udemy: You can find online courses for virtually any topic here. From gardening to Java tutorials, you can use any computer and mobile device to learn at your own pace.
HEALTH AND WELL BEING
Thrive Market: You're already growing your own peppers so why not shop healthy for cheap? Thrive Market is an online shopping club that has healthy food and non-toxic products for you at wholesale prices.