Because pepperoncini peppers have origins in Tuscany – a Region in Italy, they are mostly
known as Tuscan peppers.
Pepperoncini peppers – as a name is also used for sweet Italian peppers or for golden Greek
peppers. All of them are types of the species known in Latin as Capsicum annum.
Mostly, the vegetable that you can find in the stores in United States as – sweet pepperoncini, it
is known as ‘friggitelli’ in Italy. These peppers are frequently used in Greek, Spanish, and Italian
How to Grow Peppers in Your Garden
Gardening peppers in a container – is a wonderful way to enjoy every time you like in sweet
peppers or spicy jalapeños. We will help you to learn how to grow peppers in a pot – with
maximum results, including also how to irrigate this delicious vegetable, tips for growing
peppers and lot more.
Growing peppers in your garden at home is a perfect way to harvest homegrown clean vegetable
even when you don`t have enough space.
If you know how to choose the right tools, the proper plant, the right place, fertilizer and water,
you’ll be picking a peck of peppers before you can imagine it.
Choose a Proper Container
You should know first that the pepperoncini need enough space for their roots to spread. So,
always choose a pot which is at least 12 inches in diameter. A young pepper plant probably will
appear small in such a large space – but it will fill out the container when it will grow up.
Buy a container with holes in the bottom – or drill by yourself, to ensure adequate drainage. It is
always better to use a plastic or metal pot, because terra cotta is fast-drying, and the peppers
require consistently moist soil.
Buy Organic Potting Mix
Always use a prepared seed starting mix or potting mix for your new plant. They can drain much
more than garden soil, which is very important to preventing peppers from becoming
waterlogged. Try to find a natural – organic potting mix, because they’re specially prepared for
containers with nutrients already added inside. A good potting mix will always keep moisture in
the container, and will provide the plant’s roots with aeration and important nutrients.
Pepper plants are usually vulnerable to blossom end rot – a specific condition where the ends of
the vegetable become black due to a lack of calcium. You can fight against this condition by
adding calcium granules to the soil at planting time, and then again as often as the particular
brand of calcium you purchase prescribes.
Choose the Right Pepper Plant
It is better to start with seedlings, not using seed packets in order to maximize the growing
Water and Feed the Plants
Peppers needs constantly moist soil, so, the container generally require more frequent irrigation
than those in the ground.
Watering every day, especially in midsummer. Before irrigation – check the soil. You will know
if the plant needs more water if the top inch of soil is dry. If it’s not dry, don’t irrigate –you will
risk overwatering the plant. Try to water early in the morning or in early evening.
Daytime watering evaporates too much quickly to give enough benefit, while nighttime irrigation
can leave plants wet for too long and cause them to become waterlogged and produce bacteria
Always feed the peppers with a natural, organic plant food designed for fruits and vegetables,
applying per the product label’s instructions (around every 7-14 days). Feeding is especially
important while the peppers are flowering.
You should add peppers to any dish without feeling guilty. Peppers contain only a minimal 3
calories each. Almost all of the calories are carbohydrates. You need carbs in your daily diet,
because they metabolize into glucose. Every cell in your body – including your brain cells, use
glucose for energy.
Peppers are also rich in Iron, Sodium and Vitamin C, all of them, important for your health.