Capsicum Growing Guide

Capsicum, also known as Bell Pepper

Crop Rotation Group

Solanaceae (Potato and tomato family) 

Soil

Rich soil with plenty of compost added.

Position

Sheltered sunny position or under cover.

Frost tolerant

No.

Feeding

Weekly liquid feed once the plant is a reasonable size.

Companions

Carrot, Onion, Onions, Tomato and Oregano.

Spacing

Single Plants: 35cm (1' 1") each way (minimum)
Rows: 30cm (11") with 40cm (1' 3") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow in pots under cover in later winter or early spring. Transfer to bigger pots as required. If planting out then do so when soil has warmed.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Sometimes require supports if the capsicums are large.

Harvesting

Harvest capsicum green when they have grown to a good size or wait for them to ripen to yellow, orange or red if preferred.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Capsicum

Plant Diseases which Affect Capsicum