Grow Your Own Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs
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Pepper seeds need 80-degree temperatures to germinate, so it's better to buy young plants that don't yet show fruit. Cover with eight inches of soil and wait until it's 70 degrees during the day and 55 degrees at night before moving outside. Grow in a place that's constantly warm and gets plenty of direct sunlight. Picking encourages growth, so watch your plants closely for ready-to-eat peppers.