Bought a red bell pepper from Sainsbury’s, and after yummy cooking, planted the seeds and there was a decent germination rate.
Only 3-4 are looking ‘big’, but that would be the unstable weather.
Tralamander's Red Bell Peppers from the supermarket Care Instructions
Try for a seed spacing of at approx. 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) if planning to sow direct.
Sweet pepper 'Red Bell' normally grows to a mature height of 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet imperial) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Your garden is in partial sun light: plant in a location that enjoys full sun.
Remember to water moderately.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (9a) is within the ideal range for Sweet pepper 'Red Bell'. The recommended range is between Zone 9 and 11.
Sweet pepper 'Red Bell' tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 5.5 and 7.5 meaning it does best in acidic to alkaline soil.
Common Sweet pepper problems include Alfalfa Mosaic Virus, Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus, Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Tobacco Mosaic Virus, and Tobacco Etch Virus, so keep a close eye out for any developing symptoms.
More information about Red Bell Peppers from the supermarket is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Red Bell Peppers from the supermarket Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.
19 Nov 2011
Harvesting day 228
3.0 x item 200.0 g
04 Nov 2011
My first vegetable. I know it’s a fruit.
1.0 x item
24 Oct 2011
Changing Colour day 202
17 Oct 2011
Ripening day 195
08 Oct 2011
Changing Colour day 186
Wow, does this mean I might have grown some veg this year?
06 Oct 2011
Ripening day 184
What a freak! I think I may have to accept no redness this year. I was too late. ):
01 Oct 2011
Moved day 179
03 Aug 2011
Ripening day 120
Becoming more belly peppery every day! :D
28 Jul 2011
Setting Fruit day 114
Looking bell shaped…
24 Jul 2011
Flowering day 110
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tralamander/5969489311/in/photostream < lots more buds!
09 Jul 2011
Potting Up day 95
Passing the time til tomorrow, when the Horniman Museum gardening begins. :D
25 Jun 2011
Budding day 81
15 Jun 2011
Potting Up day 71
05 Apr 2011
Sown day 0
Available for Swap!
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