We recently had a customer ask:
What is a good pepper to grow indoors?
If you have limited space, we think that the best pepper plants for indoor growing are smaller peppers such as Pequins, Chiltepins, Habaneros, Mini Bell Peppers, Aji, Carolina Reapers, Thai peppers, or small ornamental peppers like Fire and Ice. Of course, don't limit yourself to just these peppers, you can really grow any peppers indoors if you have the room and lighting! Check out all of our 100+ pepper seeds from around the world that we carry for ideas on peppers you can grow inside your home.
You can grow pretty much any pepper indoors if you have the proper space and good lighting such as in a greenhouse, or if you provide supplemental lighting. Shown in the photo above are some Orange Habaneros growing in an old Aerogarden – we cloned them from last year's summer plants and they are growing very well! The clones are neat because they seem to grow laterally instead of just upwards, so they're perfect for growing in this limited height desktop growing hydroponic light setup.
Can I grow peppers indoors all year round?
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Starting Peppers Indoors
Starting pepper seeds indoors is a great way to increase your chance of success, especially when growing in short season climates. Starting peppers indoors allows you to keep them warm – ideally pepper seeds like to germinate between 80-90˚ F so using a seedling heat mat can really help speed up germination times.
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