How To Grow Peppers From Seeds
This video will show you how to use a seed tray, compost, and a propagator to grow peppers from seed. The method works for either chillies or bell peppers and your plants will be ready to harvest in 12 - 14 weeks.
Hi there. I'm going to show you how to grow peppers from seeds today. It doesn't matter whether you are growing chillies or bell peppers, the principle is just the same.
You can get your seed packets from any good garden nursery or even supermarkets these days. You need to check that the date on the back is still valid because the seeds might not be viable otherwise. You're going to need a seed tray, some seed compost, and a propagator to keep the humidity in.
Firstly, you fill your seed tray and you ensure that the compost is nice and moist. Level out the compost in your seed tray. This compost is nice and moist so I won't need to water it in.
Fill it up a little bit more. Compact the compost down to about an inch below the top of the seed tray. Your seeds will come in a foil container which means that they'll be nice and fresh.
When you sow your seeds, make sure that they are evenly distributed throughout the seed tray. As you can see, they're tiny little seeds so you do need to be very careful with them. Just pop them on the surface of the compost at regular intervals.
Then when you've found them, just put a sprinkling of compost over the top. Ever so gently, pat that down making sure that you don't displace the seeds. Peppers are a tropical plant, so they need warmth.
All seeds need warmth to germinate. So, the best thing to do with them is put them in a propagator and place them on a windowsill that's out of direct sunlight but still nice and bright and nice and warm. The seeds should germinate within 14 to 21 days.
Now, these have been growing for a little bit longer than that. When the seedlings are large enough, you need to prick them out and pot them into their own little cells or into individual pots. As I said before, they're tropical plants so they do grow better either in the greenhouse or on a hot, warm windowsill.
You're harvest will be ready within 12 - 14 weeks. And there you go. That's how you grow peppers from seed. .