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Sweet Pepper (what to do now?)

MeomyeMeomye Posts: 571
I have just bought my first sweet pepper (Pheobus) it is currently in a 10cm pot with roots coming out of the bottom. What do I do now? Do I re pot it? feed it? Do I keep it indoors? if not, what aspect does it like? Sorry for so many questions, I am a veg novice  :/  t i a  


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,322
    Pot it on into a slightly larger sized pot (eg 15cm) now, then grow it on indoors on a sunny windowsill or in a greenhouse until the roots reach the bottom of the new pot, at which point your can 'harden it off' and plant outside in a sunny but shetered spot (against a south-facing wall or fence is best.) If keeping in a pot (best for most situations as you can bring them undercover to finish ripening in poor weather) use a 25 to 30cm diameter one.
    To harden it off, put it outside during the day but bring back indoors each night for a week or so.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • MeomyeMeomye Posts: 571
    Many thanks for your reply @BobTheGardener I have re potted and will keep an eye out for roots appearing as per your suggestion. How often should I water? and at what point if any, do I start feeding? Any idea how long before I get an edible pepper? t i a
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