Grow your own pepper plants in your home, with plants such as jalapeños, cayenne and habañero peppers available. Spice up your indoor garden with the help of a nursery proprietor in this free video.
Hi, I'm Frank John Burkard, Jr. I'm the owner of Burkard Nurseries in Pasadena, California. And I'm here to give you tips on growing peppers indoors. And it's very important to either have grow lights or as much light by the kitchen window or just a good sunny spot. Now when you are growing peppers inside like the little shorter habaneros, they are a little bit more ornamental. You got like little wax ones. And those guys they stay more compact. They don't take as much room as these larger guys. I'll put a little piece of broken pottery in. Then I'll just go ahead and take a good organic potting soil made out of usually leaf mold, peat moss, red wood compost, probably some sponge rock. Which is also called pearlite. And so then I've got these guys in here and it's very, very important so stage them so that you have the shorter ones in the front. The little bit larger ones midway. The tallest in the back and so now I've got a nice little collection of pepper plants. With using the peppers, they are very ornamental when they bring their peppers out. So for the holiday seasons you've got all this like little ornamental colors. Hot, warm kind of reminds you of spring and summer. And also very, very important is when you are planting your peppers up make sure that all the crowns, the soil level of the actual plant itself is actually a little bit higher then your soil level so you don't rot them. Cause inside plants don't dry out quite as fast. And it's extremely important when you are watering them, stick your finger in make sure it's dry. And if it feels dry it's time to water. Another thing to remember is always have some sort of saucer underneath so you do not ruin your tables, your antique tables, your kitchen counters, you do not want to stain. Also very important is make sure examine them maybe once a week, make sure they don't get mealy bug cause you will get some pests. I'm Frank Burkard showing you tips on growing peppers inside.