Move aside tomatoes! Growing peppers is quickly becoming a favorite for Americans to grow from home, and it’s easy to see why. The gorgeous colors and robust flavors of pepper plants mean that they are as beautiful in your garden as they are tantalizing on your plate. The wide variety of hues and tastes means that there are dozens of homegrown varieties you can try, and because peppers are some of the most expensive produce in the grocery store you’ll be saving yourself plenty of money by growing peppers of your own.
Whether you sneak some pepper plants into your flower beds or fill an entire garden bed with a blend of varieties, growing your own pepper plants is both easy and rewarding for the novice gardener.
Start Growing Peppers
Peppers are annual plants, meaning that they only grow for one season at a time. Whether you choose to start your peppers from seed or buy transplants from a local nursery depends on the length of your summer season and the amount of time you are willing to commit to growing pepper seeds.