Peppers are a tender, warm-season crop. They resist most pests and offer something for everyone: spicy, sweet or hot, and a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. For this page, we will focus on sweet bell peppers.
Look for varieties that ripen to their full color quickly; fully mature peppers are the most nutritious—and tastier, too!
The popular green and red bell peppers that we see in supermarkets are actually the same thing; the red peppers have just been allowed to mature on the plant longer, changing color and also gaining a higher content of Vitamin C.
There are many types of peppers that can be grown in the garden. So many, in fact, that you are certain to find one that suits your particular needs, even if it’s in a container. The care of pepper plants is easy once you know how to handle common pepper plant problems that are likely to crop up. To avoid most pepper plant problems, we have included lots of handy information for growing peppers successfully. Keep reading to learn all about the care of pepper plants and the different types of peppers you can grow.