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 grow chillies no matter the space you have (or don’t have).
Jalapeno Scoville: About Heat + 7 Easy Hacks for Growing Spicier Jalapenos
Here’s my complete Jalapeno Scoville guide. Learn about Jalapeno heat and how to grow spicier peppers so you can enjoy the flavor with the hotness you like!
Watering Peppers & How to Bottom Water Plants Without Fail (+ Printout)
Here’s my tried-and-true guide to watering peppers and how to bottom water plants. Learn everything you need to grow healthy (+ spicy) pepper seedlings & plants.
Habanero Pepper 101: Here's What You Want to Know (+ Easy Habanero Sauce Recipe)
Let's dive into the Habanero pepper! Discover Habanero varieties, heat levels, recipes, growing & more so you can enjoy all this spicy chile has to offer.
25 Best Companion Plants for Peppers + What to Avoid [Printable Chart]
The best companion plants for peppers repel pests & keep chilies healthy. Here’s 25 pepper companion plants + what not to plant with peppers. (Includes PDF chart.)
Pimento Peppers (Pimiento Peppers): A Definitive Guide to This Heart-Shaped Chile
Discover the Pimento peppers (aka Pimento) variety. Learn about this sweet pepper, how to use them in recipes & how to grow fresh Pimento peppers too.
Can You Grow Jalapenos from Store Bought Peppers?
Yes, you can plant fresh seeds from a Jalapeno pepper! Here’s what to expect when growing store-bought produce. (Plus, how to have the best chances at getting this to work.)
What Is a Scotch Bonnet Pepper?
If you're a fan of Caribbean cuisine, you've likely tasted the Scotch Bonnet Pepper. Learn all about Scotch Bonnets and how to grow them.
What Makes Peppers Hot? (+ Why They Can Make You Feel Drunk!)
What makes peppers hot? Let's dig into some chile chemistry to learn where capsaicin is found in a pepper & discover why eating spicy food can make you feel drunk!
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion: Scoville, Seeds & Pepper Grow Guide
At a scorching 2 million SHU, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion is one of the world’s hottest peppers. Learn where to buy these peppers, how to grow them and more.
Pequin Pepper (Chile Piquin): A Tiny Red Pepper That’s Big on Heat
What's tiny, red and really hot? The Pequin pepper (Chile Piquin)! Learn all about the Pequin including its heat level, culinary uses & growing Pequin peppers too.
Soil Calculator for Pots & Raised Beds: Here's How Much Soil You Need
Wondering how much soil you need? This handy calculator automatically figures out the soil volume required for your pots and raised beds.
Overwintering Pepper Plants: How to Save Plants for Next Year
Did you know peppers are perennial? By overwintering pepper plants, you can help chillies survive winter so that they come back every year!
When to Pick Bell Peppers for Peak Ripeness
Need to know when to pick Bell peppers? Learn when Bells are perfectly ripe so you get the best tasting peppers whether you're harvesting red, green or purple Bell peppers.
When to Pick Cayenne Peppers: The Best Time for Harvesting
This harvesting guide goes into all the details on when to pick Cayenne peppers. You'll also learn what you can do with green Cayenne peppers and how to grow these chilies from the seeds you save.
When to Pick Banana Peppers from the Garden at the Best Time
Wondering when to pick Banana peppers? You can pick these chilies early, but it depends on how you want to use them and whether you're growing the sweet or hot Banana pepper variety. Here's everything you need to know.
When to Pick Jalapenos: Here's How to Tell When They're Ready for Harvest
Wondering when to pick Jalapeños? Here's how to tell when they're ready. You'll also discover when to harvest varieties like Mammoth Jalapenos & when Jalapeno peppers are likely to be at their hottest.
Growing Peppers from Seed to Harvest - The Ultimate Guide
When growing peppers from seed, it can take about six months to get chillies. Here’s my ultimate guide to all of the growing steps, from starting seeds to harvesting mature peppers.
When to Pick Peppers (& How) + 2 Ways to Store Your Chillies
Wondering when to pick peppers? Learn when & how to start harvesting chillies for fresh eating, seed saving and more. Plus, here's two ways to store chillies for later.
Hardening off Pepper Plants: How to (Safely) Prepare Seedlings for the Move Outdoors
Do peppers need to be hardened off? Yep! Here's when and how to start hardening off pepper plants so that they survive the move outdoors.
Pinching Pepper Plant Flowers: Should You Do It & How It's Done
Ever wonder, Should I pinch my pepper plants? Learn when and how to start plucking off pepper flowers so you get more chillies.
Transplanting Pepper Plants to Bigger Pots (When & How)
When do you transplant pepper seedlings to bigger pots? Here's the why, when and how of safely potting up your pepper plants indoors and outside.
How to Care for Pepper Seedlings after Seeds Sprout
Your seeds have sprouted so now what? Here's how to water, fertilize and everything else you need to know to take care of your new pepper seedlings.
A Beginner's Guide to Indoor Grow Lights for Starting Seeds
Pepper seedlings need light to support them as they grow indoors. Sunlight and other lamps usually aren't enough. Here's an explanation of plant grow lights and how to use them.
The Best Organic Potting Soil Mix for Hot Peppers In Pots
What's the best organic potting soil mix for your hot pepper plants? A good mix should support your chile's growth stage in it's potted environment. Here's what to look for in the mix.
Growing Jalapenos 101: How to Grow Jalapenos from Seeds to Potted Plants
Jalapeno peppers are popular, medium-heat chillies that grow well in containers. Here's a complete guide that explains how to grow jalapenos from seeds to outdoor potted plants.
Fertilizing Pepper Plants: This Is What You Need to Grow Lots of Chillies
There's a lot that goes into the when, what and how to should fertilize pepper plants. Plus, they have specific needs during different growth stages. Here's an example feeding schedule to get your started.
10 Effective Ways to Deter Pepper Plant Pests and Disease (Organic)
Pepper plants are susceptible to pests and disease during the growing season. The key is prevention. Here are 10 ways you can deter problems using natural and organic methods.
How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats on Indoor & Outdoor Plants
What are those tiny black flies on your plants? Fungus gnats! Here's how to kill fungus gnat larvae and adults (organically) on both indoor and outdoor plants.
Stunted Pepper Plants? The Most Common Reasons, According to Expert Gardeners
Having stunted pepper plants is extremely frustrating. There are many reasons for pepper plants not growing. Here are some possible reasons (with solutions) from these expert gardeners.
Can You Reuse Potting Soil? Here's What You Need to Know
As a container gardener, you may wonder if you can reuse potting soil. It's expensive to keep buying new bags of soil. Here's what you need to know to prepare and revitalize your existing mix so it supports new plants.
Hydroponic Gardening: 5 Resources That Will Help You Grow Without Soil
Hydroponic gardening is a way of growing without soil. It also lets you grow a lot of peppers in a smaller space. Here's a list of 5 hydroponic guides that will help you get started.
How to Clone Plants from Cuttings
Cloning your plants is a way to produce more plants without starting from seeds. Here's a video that shows you this process from beginning to end.