Comment faire pousser des piments de cayenne ?

How to grow cayenne peppers?

Chili peppers are small fruits that spice up your dishes with their hot, tangy flavor . As dynamic as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, these small fruit vegetables, most often red, will energize your plate.

For example, find Chicken with Cayenne Pepper and many other URBAN CUISINE recipe ideas on our blog.

Cayenne Peppers are a perfect variety for indoor growing as they are small plants that need heat for optimal growing conditions. You can also grow them in your garden as long as you protect them from the cold at all costs.

Chilies are heat-loving varieties of fruiting vegetables that need a sunny spot to grow well.

Growing Cayenne Pepper in a Pot

1. Sowing Cayenne pepper seeds

To start, fill your pot with potting soil for planting cayenne peppers indoors .
You can now plant some seeds in the pot filled with potting soil . Cover the seeds with a layer of potting soil or compost .
The next step is to water the soil of your plants after sowing the seeds. During the germination period, keep the soil moist .
A little trick to speed up germination: you can cover your pots to keep in all the heat and humidity.
During the germination of the pepper, you must place your plants in a rather dark place but not completely deprived of light. As soon as the sprouts appear, you can uncover the pots and place your pepper plants in a warm place exposed to sunlight .

2. Maintaining Cayenne Pepper Plants

When you see the first few leaves of your plants appear, you will be able to transplant your Cayenne pepper shoots.
Select among your weakest shoots and eliminate them at ground level by cutting them with a pair of scissors.
Prepare another slightly larger pot to accommodate your shoots by filling it with potting soil .
Gently pull the sprouts out of the pot, pulling the soil out as well and without damaging the roots of the plant.
You can now transfer the chili sprouts to the new pot. Position the stem and cover it with potting soil to cover the roots. You can cover the stem up to the first leaves.
It is really important to keep your Cayenne Pepper plants warm. Indeed, it is recommended to keep them at a temperature of around 27°C during the day. You can put your plants in a greenhouse and if you grow the pepper indoors, install the plant under artificial light.

When the plant is developed and transplanted, you can place your peppers near a window in the sun . Indeed, to grow well, the fruits of Cayenne pepper need several hours of exposure to the sun per day.
For the water needs of the pepper, keep the soil of your plants moist. Between each watering, barely let the soil dry out, but be careful not to overwater: this will lower the temperature of your plants and promote the development of mould.
You can also add fertilizer mixed with water to your plants about every two weeks for better fruiting vegetables.
Pepper is a plant that must be transplanted to allow it to grow better because it can become too large. Choose a larger pot than the current pot and fill it with potting soil. Carefully, take your pepper out of the jar and place it in its new location.
About 3 months after the first transplant, your plant should mature and set fruit. The fruits must be harvested when they are very ripe, with scissors cut the stem above the pepper.
The next step now is to treat yourself to these little fruit vegetables by incorporating them into your recipes.

Growing Cayenne Pepper in a Garden

For this method it is recommended to sow indoors as for the method of planting peppers in pots.

You can plant your peppers in the ground after the first shoots .
It is necessary to choose a site bathed in light, in the sun . It will also be necessary to prepare the soil well, knowing that these plants need a soil rich in nutrients and which drains water well. So you can add sand and compost to your soil a few weeks before planting.
Dig holes in your soil, quite separate and a little wider than the pot. Your soil is now ready for planting, install each pepper plant in the holes and cover the tops of the roots with soil, taking care to leave an airy and well-drained soil .
As with pot culture, maintain regular watering without flooding the soil. Flowers appear about a month after planting to set fruit. During this period it is recommended to add fertilizer and compost to your soil to obtain the best possible fruit.
You can pick your Cayenne peppers as soon as they are ripe.

Growing Cayenne Pepper indoors with URBAN CUISINE

URBAN CUISINE offers you the possibility of growing cayenne peppers at home easily and quickly. With our Cultivation Mound which contains organic Cayenne pepper seeds, you will obtain fruits rich in flavor. You can use this root ball with the URBAN CUISINE Connected Indoor Vegetable Garden , an optimized solution that allows you to grow up to 16 fruit and vegetable plants and aromatic plants of your choice at home. You can also opt for organic cayenne pepper in a pot or grow small fruit vegetables in a window box by combining it with Mini Peppers , for example.

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