Growing Japanese green peppers in organic farming. This time, I would like to harvest the sweet green peppers.
The cultivation of sweet green peppers began around the late March. First, soil preparation was done in late March, followed by planting the pepper seedlings in the end of April.
I performed pepper flower pruning and replaced the support stakes for the sweet peppers in early May. I removed the pepper flowers from the sweet pepper plant to help it grow bigger. I replaced the temporary stake that was holding up the newly planted seedling with thicker and longer stake.
We fertilized, pruned, and removed suckers from the sweet green pepper in early June.
Sweet green peppers are harvested by cutting the top part above the stem. When sweet peppers are about 7 to 8 cm (2.7 to 3.1 inch) in size, they are a bit small for harvesting, but to reduce stress on the pepper plant, we harvest the early fruits sooner. For sweet green peppers, the ideal size for harvesting is between 10 to 15 cm (3.9 to 5.9 inch).
From now on, we will continue harvesting the sweet peppers while regularly fertilizing and pruning. The fertilization spots are 2 locations, just below the sweet pepper bed. Fertilize sweet peppers about once a month. Add around 10 to 15cc (1/3 to 1/2 oz) of chicken manure per spot. Prune as needed when the branches and leaves become crowded.
Harvesting sweet green peppers is still ahead. By nurturing sweet pepper plants well and preventing them from getting tired, you can continue harvesting until around October.
Following is the video for how-to. English subtitles are available.