Harvest sweet green peppers (Green pepper plant care):Best way to grow sweet peppers

Growing Japanese green peppers in organic farming. This time, I would like to harvest the sweet green peppers.

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.

Preparing soil for sweet green peppers
Create pepper bed and mulch
Planting sweet green pepper seedling

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.

Remove the pepper flower
Replace the temporary stake with thicker stake

We fertilized, pruned, and removed suckers from the sweet green pepper in early June.

Additional fertilizer for sweet peppers
pruning sweet peppers and removing suckers

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).

Harvest sweet green peppers
Harvested 4 sweet green peppers

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.

Fertilizing spots for sweet green peppers
Chicken manure is used for fertilizing
Water is added to the chicken manure
Prune 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.

The growing sweet green pepper fruits ahead

Following is the video for how-to. English subtitles are available.

Harvest sweet green peppers (Green pepper plant care):Best way to grow sweet peppers – YouTube