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  • Potted Peppers

    Created by fungusamongus on
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    Help!!! My habanero pepper plant needs to be repotted. It hasn't flowered in months and the soil looks pretty nasty. I wouldn't be surprised if it was rootbound too. Does anybody have any suggestions on what might be a good pot to use? Right now it's in a 6" cheap-o plastic pot. I read somewhere that peppers grow better in big pots – but how much bigger?

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    Go big! Especially if your planning on growing your peppers outside. The ideal pot size for peppers grown outside is five gallons – smaller containers can be used indoors but will restrict root growth and plant size, which may not be a bad thing indoors. As for the type of container, my personal favorite is terra cotta. I like the way they look and they have the ability to "breathe," which keeps potting soils cool and wicks excess moisture away from plant roots.

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