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hi could anyone tell me how to grow red peppers from seed indoors,i saw the seeds when cutting my pepper in half and thought umm wonder if i can grow peppers from them but dont know how to,could anyone help thanks x


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,519

    Well, yes you can grow them - a well-lit conservatory or a greenhouse will be needed - and you need properly harvested seeds from fruit that have been allowed to ripen while still on the vines, and a variety that has been developed to produce well in home-growing conditions in the UK.  

    Lots of info here

    If you've got the right sort of place why not pop into a garden centre next spring and buy two or three seedling plants to start with - then you can pot them on and get used to what sort of care they need - then if you've been successful with harvesting some fruit, then the following year if you've still got the 'Pepper Bug' you can buy some suitable seeds and get sowing image

    I don't have a conservatory or greenhouse so I bought some chilli plants this spring and grew them on in pots on my patio - brilliant - will do it again next year.  Bell peppers can be moved outside into a sheltered spot if we're lucky with the summer again next year, once the weather has warmed up

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,561

    I only ever grow my peppers from seeds from a bought pepper. Buy a fresh one next March pop seeds in little pots, i put one in each yoghurt pot, they are up in a short time, i always grow them in the conservatory.

    I have had loads so far this year, its been nice and warm.

    One year i tried keeping the seeds but they didnt germinate the following spring, seems they are best sown fresh

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,730

    The only thing about sowing seeds from bought peppers is that hybrid varieties won't grow true to the parent.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,561

    True, but i realy only wanted red, yellow and green ones, am not bothered about the strain. They have had so much fruit on them, i have had a job staking them for the weight.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,730

    Fair enough too, Lyn. I don't know whether they were hybrids or not but did you notice any differences between individual fruits on a plant?

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