Can you grow peppers in New England?
Yes, peppers like Hatch Chile varieties are easy to grow in New England! New England is a region comprising six states in the Northeastern United States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Planting vegetables in New England is quite easy! Some of the best vegetables to grow in New England states such as Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont include peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, herbs and so many other vegetable seeds. New England is a great area to grow nearly all vegetables from seed, and peppers grow amazingly well in the New England region! Peppers and vegetables also grow well in the surrounding states including New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, which are often called the mid-Atlantic states.
For best success with growing peppers in New England, start chile seeds indoors in late March to early April for transplanting around Memorial Day in a full sun location. Keep the seeds warm at 80-90˚ F for best germination. Here are some of our fastest growing chile varieties that would do well in your area, including Sandia Select! Here are some great varieties you could grow:
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