How To Plant Peppers And Chillies In The Greenhouse

Save money and plant easy to grow chilli and pepper plants

You will need:

  • chilli and pepper plants,
  • Growmore,
  • trowel,

We are growing chilli and pepper plants in a bed as they need quite a lot of nutrients and water and are less likely to dry out in summer, but they can be grown in large pots using good quality peat-free multi-purpose compost. Fork a couple of handfuls of Growmore into the bed.



Plant the chillies and peppers securely, about 30cm  (12”) apart and water in. Keep evenly damp otherwise the fruits will be tough; too much water and the plants will be big and fleshy but lacking in flavour.

Feed weekly with a high potash fertiliser, such as Tomorite once the first fruits start to form.

Keep the vents open to ensure a good airflow and discourage any fungal infections.

Check out our other blog articles: 'How to grow tomatoes', 'How to utilise a glut of tomatoes' and 'How to gauge when to harvest your vegetables'.

Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas