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Growing Peppers In Containers: Here’s All You Need to Know

Growing peppers is a lot of fun, and it opens up a world of culinary possibilities. We focus on growing peppers in containers so that you can still grow chillies no matter the space you have (or don’t have).

When you grow your own plants, you join other gardeners who want access chile varieties that aren’t readily available. In my neck of the woods, for example, I’m lucky to get habaneros.

And, even if you do have better access, these peppers can lack quality and heat (in my experience) when they’re not as fresh as they can be.

growing peppers in containers

Peppers are somewhat tricky to grow. Please don’t make the same mistake I did and think you have a black thumb if it doesn’t work the first time.

This page contains all of our best content for learning to grow chillies as a beginner. The topics cover all the steps, from starting seeds indoors to growing pepper plants in containers.

​Here are the most-visited articles in the pepper seeds, growing peppers and chile varieties categories.

Top Articles

Growing Peppers In Pots

​This category covers all of the gardening steps for growing peppers in containers throughout the season. Topics include managing pests and disease, watering tips and overwintering pepper plants so they grow again next season.

Caring for Container Peppers

Starting Peppers From Seeds

These are the essential topics for starting your pepper seeds. Articles include being able to tell if your pepper seeds will sprout, getting tough pepper seeds to germinate, knowing when to plant your seeds indoors and how to save seeds.

Starting Seeds Indoors

Types Of Peppers

Want help deciding what kinds of chillies to grow? These articles cover the best peppers to grow in containers as well as the hottest peppers in the world.

Pepper Varieties to Grow at Home

World's Hottest Peppers

Discover the hottest peppers and learn how you can grow them too.


How to Get Pepper Seeds for Planting + Germinating Seeds Indoors
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