Red peppers – also known as bell peppers – are so versatile in cooking. They can be used raw in salads and cooked in stir-fries and casseroles. They are easy to grow in a greenhouse, or on a windowsill in a really warm, sunny spot, in containers. Pinch out the growing tips when plants are about 20cm tall, to encourage branching, which should lead to more fruit. Sideshoots (the shoots forming between the main stem and leaves) can be further pinched back if you want even more, but smaller, fruits. You may need to stake plants if they produce a heavy crop of large peppers.
Water regularly and feed with a high potash liquid fertiliser (such as tomato feed) once the first fruit has set.
Supplied in a 9cm pot.
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