Growing seedlings of sweet (Bulgarian) pepper from seed
Because of the long growing season of sweet pepper mainly grown through seedlings next planting in a greenhouse or a greenhouse.
As this garden plant loves the heat.
For the Northern regions, it is desirable to use early-maturing varieties of pepper, and to the South possible late.
Preparation of sweet pepper seeds for sowing
For disinfection of seeds of the bell peppers for 20 minutes, put in water with temperature not more than +53ºs., then lay them on a paper napkin and put it in the fridge on the bottom shelf for 2 hours to harden.
After this procedure, you can begin planting. Instead of keeping the peppers in the water, you can hold seeds in a solution of potassium permanganate.
To identify germination, pepper seeds germinated, thus it is possible to reject low-quality copies.
Them in a humid matter is put in a plastic bag and put near a radiator or other place, so the ambient temperature was around +26 — 30 º C for 48 hours.
This will accelerate the emergence of seedlings. In normal sowing, the seeds germinate in about 10 days.
The cultivation of seedlings of the Bulgarian (sweet) pepper
The most favourable soil for growing seedlings of pepper, and subsequently, diluted light sandy loam with peat and manure.
No good heavy mix, sour and with a manure surplus. Sowing the seeds for seedlings carried out in late winter-early spring.
must be a depth of 10 cm pepper Seeds are sown to a depth of 3-4 cm, at a distance of 2-3 cm.
The seedlings of pepper is very demanding to light, it needs 14 hours of light a day. The lack of lighting formed leaf buds instead of flower.
It will affect the delay of harvest for a fortnight. Also seedling sensitive about temperature changes.
You need to provide the same conditions during night and daytime.
If the boxes are placed on the window sill, you can optionally close the foil from the hot air coming from the batteries.
After germination the optimum temperature for pepper seedlings +22-25C. To water the seedlings can only be separated by water. Pepper likes constantly moist, but not soggy soil.
And keep the seedlings from drying out. 3 days after germination you can spend the first feeding.
Very suitable for this compound fertilizers with a high content of potassium. The picks are in the phase of 3-4 leaves.
If you’re transplanting seedlings in peat pots, be sure to follow the soil, it dries out faster.
Before landing on the constant growth of pepper in the country, make cuts, otherwise weak roots will be very difficult to break through the wall of the peat pot.