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SOW­ING green­house pep­pers

This month is a good time to sow pep­pers in a heated prop­a­ga­tor or on a win­dowsill in­doors at a tem­per­a­ture of 21-27C (70-80F), to give them a head start for sum­mer.

When large enough to han­dle, the seedlings can be pricked out and pot­ted on to in­di­vid­ual small pots to grow at 16-19C (60-65F).

Harden them off care­fully as pep­pers are ex­tremely frost sen­si­tive.

They can be planted in an un­heated green­house from late May to early June, or out­side, prefer­ably in a shel­tered spot, in mid-June.

Wa­ter them in well af­ter plant­ing and then spar­ingly un­til they are start­ing to flower.

Sup­port them with canes and ap­ply a liq­uid tomato feed once a week once the first flow­ers open.

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