Growing Hot Peppers
15 Apr 2020
If you're a fan hot peppers, you should know that pepper plants can be grown both outdoors and indoors. In fact, indoor pepper plants may actually be easier for novice growers to maintain. This is because you have complete control over the factors that influence your plant’s health.
Hot peppers thrive at higher temperatures (80-85 degrees during the day and 70-75 during the night). An easy way to raise the temperature for your plant is to put your light close to the top of the canopy (even just several inches away). If your room is particularly cool, consider putting your plants on a heat mat.
You want to keep your soil damp but not wet, over watering your plants can reduce the heat of the pepper itself.
Be sure to give your plants 12-18 hours of direct light each day and keep that schedule consistent to avoid interfering with the flowering process.
Peppers are day-neutral which means they don't rely on a change in light cycle to being flowering. With the right setup, there is no reason you can't keep your hot peppers blooming Year-Round.