As easy to grow as tomatoes and requiring much of the same treatment. Peppers can be grown outside, so long as they are in a sheltered sunny area, but best results are usually obtained when they are grown in a polytunnel or a glasshouse. Peppers are delicious when used raw in salads but are also very tasty when cooked. They can be stuffed, roasted or added to sauces. Beauty Bell F1 produces large, thick walled square shaped fruits of dark green turning to brilliant red. They boast a good flavour and are very prolific. .
Seed Count - 25
When to sow
March to April.
Where to sow
Sow thinly in trays, pots or modules at about 22°C, cover finely with compost. Cover with glass or polythene to retain humidity.
What to do next
Remove cover as soon as seedlings appear. Prick off into individual pots when 5cm (2") tall, thin modules to single seedlings. When 15cm (6") tall, transplant to glasshouse border, grow bags or large pots. Some support is helpful.