Friday, April 1, 2011
Growing peppers in containers in Singapore HDB house? I was thinking that is a joke, but I did it.It took about 2 months to harvest, :) That is fun to see them growing from seeds we leftover after cooking, especially if you grow them together with kids...
It is not that difficult to grow peppers in container, It is important to keep them in a sunny place. They need full sun. Move pots around if necessary to keep them in as much sun as possible.
Here are some of my tips of growing this beautiful vegetable:
1. Plant them in a pot that is at least 8 inches deep and 12 inches in diameter, too small container have no room for the roots to grow.
2. I added egg shell to the soil.
3. Use well-drained soil, keep the plants uniformly moist (but not water-logged) during the peak growing season.
4. Regularly check for sticky "dew" on the underside of leaves caused by aphids. They can be easily eliminated by spraying the underside of leaves with a mild soapy solution. I never use any other chemical sprays.
Well, if my tips do work for you, let me know. I like to hear from you and if you do enjoy gardening, I would like to share more tips with all the plants lovers.
Cheers! Try your own container garden today.