Starting pepper seeds for planting gives you the freedom to grow any pepper variety you want. All of these pepper seed-starting posts cover the essentials, from when to plant pepper seeds to how to harvest your seeds for planting again.
Use this free calculator to know when to start pepper seeds indoors for your area. Get your last date of frost and best seed starting & transplant dates. Plus, tips on pepper seed germination and taking care of your seedlings.
Seed types determine what to expect when you grow out your seeds and whether you can save seeds from these plants. Here's how to understand the differences between seeds so you're better informed when buying.
Unethical "sellers" trick people by making them think they're buying a particular chile variety when it's really something else. This usually happens when the latest "hottest pepper in the world" comes out. Here's how to buy your seeds without getting swindled.
A seed viability test tells you whether your seeds can sprout and grow (under favorable conditions). And, pepper seeds can take a long time to germinate. Here's how to do this test so you save time (and aggravation).
Jenny is the creator of Grow Hot Peppers and the writer of the gardening guides and many recipes on this site. She’s been growing peppers and all kinds of veggies for over 10 years. When she’s not writing or gardening, she loves eating spicy food, hiking and playing with her hamster.