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  • Repotting my pepper plants — What size pot should I use?

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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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    Suds
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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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    E. Vinje
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    Five gallon containers are ideal for pepper growth. Adding a bloom nutrient to your watering regime may also help speed the fruiting process along. We’ve had great success with Buddha Bloom in our store, find it here!

    Buddha Bloom

    Happy Planting!

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