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Hi, I'm Jene with Jene's Tropicals, and today I'm going to demonstrate how to take care of pepper plant. You'll need the following materials. A trowel, red pepper plants that you've starting from seedlings, compost mix, a two-ten-ten fertilizer, and a container. First of all, you want to plant after the last chance of frost. Because peppers are a little cold tender and they will freeze. Next, you want to fill your container with a really good mix such as a light potting soil and mix it with a great compost like the mushroom compost. This has so many nutrients in it. I started my red pepper plants in peat pots and you can see, the roots growing out of the bottom. This is great because I can plant the entire peat pot in my container and then I don't have to disturb the roots and the plants will do so much better. So, I'm going to dig my hole, put my peat pot into my box and I pack it in nice and tight. As far as watering, you want to water peppers maybe two to three times a week. You can over water them so you have to be careful. But to grow a red pepper, you need about one hundred days from start to finish. So red peppers are actually green peppers that are very mature, so when you just need to put in that one hundred days then your green peppers will turn a nice bright healthy red. I'm Jene, enjoy your peppers. Have a great day.