Hot peppers in a jar – an edible decoration in the home

Hot pepper is a plant that is very applicable in cooking, and can be decorative. It can be planted from seeds in jars during February and kept indoors, and when spring comes and temperatures rise, it will be an ideal edible decoration on your balcony. As the planting of hot peppers approaches, find out what is needed for their proper growth and development indoors.

Planting and land

After purchasing the seeds, it is desirable to keep it for a few hours or overnight to stay in chamomile tea in order to make the membrane softer and to prevent the appearance of bacterial and fungal diseases.

It is used for planting universal substrate for vegetables. It is important that the seeds are not covered with too much soil because in that case it will not have enough power to emerge outside. Seeds are needed from five to a month to germinate, and the indication that it has germinated are three, four true leaves.

It is necessary for successful seed germination uniform temperature which is about 25 degrees. To provide this heat, you can keep the plant close to a radiator, router or other heat source in your home, but not too close. During this period, they do not require a large amount of light until germination, but later you need to provide them with plenty of sunlight because love light and heat.

When planting in jars, it is important to be careful because they are stems fragile, and the plant should not be taken for the leaves but for the stem. At this stage, the plant should not be immediately exposed to sunlight on the windows, but wait for it to form a little more. Also, jars with transplanted seedlings should not be taken out on the balcony while the outside temperature does not increase. The optimal temperature during the day is 15 degrees, and at night 12 degrees.

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After sowing it is necessary water the ground immediately, and later watering once a week is enough. The best principle of checking the soil moisture is to touch the soil with your finger and assess whether it is dry. Also, when sowing, it is important to have sowing containers openings at the bottom.

Watering is recommended stagnant water or rainwater. When hot peppers are planted outside or kept on the balcony, during the summer period and warm days, it is necessary to water them in the morning or late in the evening.

It is necessary to be careful that the soil is not too wet because excess water causes putrefaction and reduces the bitterness of the peppers.


It is necessary to provide them enough calcium because due to its lack, the fruits in development start to turn yellow and fall off.

It is necessary to be careful when it comes to fertilization, because if there is too much fertilizer, the plant grows in height and develops, but the fruits are missing.

If these conditions are met, the plant can grow up to 28 centimeters. The fruits gradually begin to darken and take on different shades of red. They can be used for planting seeds in small quantities plastic cups with holes in the bottom, and in the case of larger quantities it may be used styrofoam container.

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