I had once heard that there was a household item that you could sprinkle around your pepper plants that would help green peppers grow in our garden. Has anybody heard of this?
Hardiness Zone: 5a
By pasprincess from Green Bay, WI
My father, who has been gone for many years, raised me to plant my peppers on an open book of matches. They like the sulfur and it seems to be just the right amount. I've tried them without it and have been very disappointed.
Peppers also need to be planted very close together, it helps with the pollination process. That is a must. Find a farmer and ask for poo. You do not need a lot for a garden, but a little each year has a huge effect and your garden will build up as time goes on. You can also water peppers with one teaspoon of Epsom salt to a gallon of water when you plant them. This helps also. But my largest success is with the matches (06/05/2009)
I read years ago to plant them with a "handful" of table salt in the bottom of the hole. I don't do it, but then my peppers never make very many peppers. (06/05/2009)
Use Epsom salts, it's great on peppers. It really makes them grow. (06/13/2009)
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