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Capsicum plants, which are under the genus of pepper plants, are not only popular for their health benefits, but are also popular for their medicinal properties. Capsicum is one of the vegetables that are a staple in the Indian pantries. The nutritional benefits of Capsicum are owing to the quantities of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, dietary fibre, vitamin B6, foliate and many more

Lights, Water, Action

Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!

  • Bright Indirect Sunlight

    Light

    Full Sunlight

  • Water Once A Week

    Watering

    Water everyday

  • Indoor

    Where to grow

    Balcony or terrace

  • Average Warmth

    Time Till Harvest

    10-11 weeks

  • Low Maintenance

    Seasonal Information

    All seasons

Did You Know

Growth stages

One step at a time, with a lil water and light.

Sow the seeds in a big pot and water it daily

Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in seedling tray

Make sure the plant gets partial sunlight

Germination will take place in 6-8 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Transplant the seedlings in 30-35 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Space the seedlings at 60cm by 60cm

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Harvest in 70-75 days from transplanting

Sow, Grow, Reap

Good things take time and care

Take a seedling tray with medium sized cells & drainage holes at the

Sowing

  • Capsicum can be sown throughout the year.
  • Take a seedling tray with medium sized cells & drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Fill the cells/cups with moist coco - peat if you are growing capsicum indoors. If you are growing capsicum outdoors, you can use fine soil as a growing medium.
  • Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/cup.
  • Capsicum seeds are very small. Do not sow them in too deep.
  • Place your seeds on the surface of the medium and push the seeds in using the tip of a pencil. Cover these seeds completely with the growing medium of your choice.
  • Keep the seedling tray indoors till the seeds germinate.
  • To encourage faster germination, keep your seedling tray in a box or cover it with paper for first 4-5 days.
  • Provide 2 tablespoons of water every day to the seeds. Of you can also keep the seed tray in another tray full of water for half an hour so that the water will be absorbed by the seed cells from the bottom, via drainage holes.
  • If seeds are planted outdoors on seed beds, protect them from heavy rainfall or direct sunlight.
  • Cover your seed bed by making a temporary roof of a plastic sheet. Water it in the form of a light shower using a watering can.
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • Capsicum seeds will germinate within 6 - 8 days, at this stage expose the seedling tray to more sunlight to encourage leaf growth.
  • Keep one seedling per hole and cut off the smaller seedlings using a pair of scissors.
  • You can transplant the seedlings to container pots or raised beds 4 weeks after sowing in a planting mix of 2 part garden soil & 1 part organic manure OR 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco-peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
  • Plant the seedlings with its entire root ball, minimum 2 feet apart (60x60 or 60x45 cm) from each other and just one per 8-12 inch container.
  • Give the plant full sunlight in winter and partial sunlight in winter and water using a watering can.
  • Stake your plants to keep them upright and spray with horticultural spray in case of infections.
  • Immediately prune away any diseased or infected leaf and after approximately 35 days from sowing pinch the axial tip to promote branching.
  • Capsicum can be harvested 70 to 80 days from the sowing of seeds. If proper care is taken. Harvesting season can continue for 4-5 months or more.
Hold the seeds and sow 2-3 seeds per cell/cup. Since Lavender seeds are small in size, do not sow them deep

Common Problems

Why is my capsicum plant not flowering?
Incorrect temperature, either too hot or too cold temperatures can be the reason why your capsicum plant is not producing flowers.
Why are leaves of my capsicum plant turning yellow?
Most common reason of yellowing of capsicum leaves is under watering or lack of nutrients. Make sure you are watering your plant adequately at all times.
Why are my capsicum leaves curling?
Leaf curl is caused due to pests likeaphids, thrips, mites and whiteflies. Determine which pest infestation is harming your plant and then spray appropriate medicines on your plant.

Spill the tea

All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Plants with benefits

Capsicum is the crunchy, sweet vegetable that is excellent to have cooked or raw. They’re a colourful and healthy add-on to most salads. Capsicum is the favourite for those who prefer healthy food as well as for those who only prefer tasty food. Capsicum is low calorie and nutrient dense.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

What you get

With only 30 cal in a cup of capsicum, you have the goodness of vitamins, minerals and a whole lot of fibre. They are low fat and rich in vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9 (folate/folic acid), Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Manganese, Potassium and dietary fibre.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.
Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Green trivia

1.Capsicum is known as bell pepper in some parts of the world like in the USA.

2.Capsicum have been a part of the human diet since about 7,500 B.C.

3.Botanists classify Capsicum as a fruit, but it is widely considered a vegetable in terms of cooking.

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    Was surprised to see wonderfully green capsicums after few weeks of planting. excellent quality seeds. would recommended to all. Nice.....

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  2. good quality seed.
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    Was surprised to see wonderfully green capsicums after few weeks of planting.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much sunlight does capsicum need?

Capsicum plants require full sunlight in winter & partial sunlight in summer.

How often should I water capsicum?

Water your capsicum plant everyday in summers and every other day in winters.

What growing medium should I use to plant capsicum seeds?

Use moist coco - peat to grow capsicum seeds.

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