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Can I plant pepper seeds directly in the ground?

Can you plant pepper seeds directly in the garden?

 

Yes, you can plant pepper seeds directly outside in warm regions such as in 9+ growing zones once the soil warms up. However, for most growing regions, we find it's best to start seeds indoors in early spring, then transplant them outside. This is because pepper seeds like consistent warm temperatures, and, to germinate the seeds, a soil temperature of 80-90˚ F is ideal for the most successful & fastest germination. If you do start them indoors, make sure to harden off your pepper seedlings before transplanting outside to avoid transplant shock after night time temperatures have warmed up consistently to 50-60˚ F or higher and all chance of frost has passed.


Here are more tips on how to grow peppers:

How to Grow Peppers
Growing Peppers from Seed: Our Top 12 Tips
Can peppers survive 40 degree weather?
Pepper plant leaves turning white?
Best Container Size for Peppers
How deep should a container be for Peppers?
Pepper Plant has Flowers but No Peppers?
How to grow jalapeno peppers from seeds
How to grow Hatch Chile
How to Transplant Pepper Plants

Can you plant pepper seeds directly in the ground?


Happy growing!




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