Seeds - Art Pack - Pepper, Matchbox (Organic)

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  • Seeds - Art Pack - Pepper, Matchbox (Organic)
  • Seeds - Art Pack - Pepper, Matchbox (Organic)

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Description: Compact, bushy plants produce a loads of fiery-red chili peppers with fruity flavour and good heat. These compact, but slightly sprawling plants are ideal for containers and small gardens.  

Artwork by Ryan Cronin. Matchbox pepper needed art to match its hot flavor. Ryan's Rust-O-Leum painting uses clashing colors and bold taste to communicate the experience of cooking with this hot pepper, which was bred in the Northeast by Roberta Bailey.

Pack Size: 25 seeds

Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 75 days 
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 35 cm (14 inches)
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic

Germination: 14 days at 21 - 25° C.
Sowing: Sow a minimum of 10 - 12 weeks before planting out date. Bottom heat improves germination rates and times. If growing indoors under lights, sow anytime. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant.
Planting depth: Lightly covered.
Planting in the garden: Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm (on average between June 1-7, in southern MB).
Space: 12” to 24” apart.
Container planting: Minimum 6” container per plant.

Growing in Containers: Well-suited to larger pots (minimum 6-8 inches)

Fertilizing (Containers): Feed with an organic veggie fertilizer through the season.

Watering (Containers): Water evenly - very important!

Growing in Mixed Planters: Well-suited for larger mixed planters. Think square foot gardening!

Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden recently amended with compost. Application of Kelp fertilizer is beneficial.

Watering (Garden): Water deeply to establish. Water during periods of drought.

Suitability for Indoors: Well-suited for indoors, provided a sunny location.

Exposure: Full sun or grow lights.

What about Grow Lights? T5 or 26 - 54w CFL full spectrum lights are ideal

General Indoor Care: Bring potted plants indoors in late summer before night temperatures cool off. Or start fresh seeds indoors in late summer or fall.

Indoor Container Suggestions: Minimum 6" pot with drainage holes.

Winter Fertilizing: Fertilize monthly through winter with an organic plant food

Winter Watering: Water deeply when the soil feels dry to the touch.

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