Sow at a depth of approx. 0.2 inches
(0.5 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 1.95 inches
(5.0 cm) between Chili pepper plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F
to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing El Paso about 38 days before your last frost date.
As El Paso is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.