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

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'.