Italian Sweet Peppers, Heirloom, by Renee's Garden
Heirloom Italian Sweet Peppers: Sunset Mix
Equal parts: Orange, Red & Golden-Yellow Italian Peppers
In early spring, start indoors about 2 months before night temperatures stay above 50-55°F (10-13°C). Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm 80-85°F (27-29°C). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside. When 2 inches tall, transplant 3 inches apart into deeper containers. Maintain at 70-75°F (21-24°C). Feed with half strength fertilizer every week until weather is warm enough to gradually acclimate seedlings to outdoor conditions. Transplant 2 feet apart into rich soil in full sun.
Don’t transplant outdoors until nights are above 50°F (10°C). Prepare soil well with aged manure or compost. Plant only robust seedlings with well-developed roots. Mulch plants to maintain even soil moisture.