How to Grow Tasty Bell and Chili Peppers in Your Garden


By Dr. Mercola Bell peppers and chili peppers are common staples that add flavor and color to your meals. They’re also easy to grow, even in small spaces. The heat of peppers is measured in Scoville heat units. A green pepper scores a zero on the scale, jalapeño peppers earn around 2,500 to 4,000 and Mexican habaneros, 200,000 to 500,000 units. There are many different types of peppers, from sweet to flaming hot, making more than one variety useful in a single dish, adding complexity to the flavors. Popular pepper varieties include bell, Chile, banana, Hungarian, cayenne, jalapeno, Serrano, habañeros and others. Below, I’ll summarize growing tips for bell peppers1,2,3 and hot chili peppers,4,5 both of which are useful additions to a well-stocked home garden. I personally grow red bell peppers, habaneros and Thai chili peppers and love them all.Uses and Medicinal Value of Peppers Sweet and mild-tasting bell peppers can be sautéed with onions or diced into salads, soups and casserole
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/04/28/growing-bell-chili-peppers.aspx

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