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Sweet Pepper 'Lunchbox Mix' F1 HybridCapsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)Bell Pepper

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

£2.99

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Easy for all to Grow

The ideal healthy summer snack and lunch box treat

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Height Up to 90cm (35.4in)
Spread Up to 45cm (17.7in)

Half-hardy Annual

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Description
We've put together a sunny mix of mini sweet peppers for the ideal healthy summer snack and lunch box treat. Pick the vibrant peppers straight from the kitchen windowsill, as and when you need them. These small but heavy yielding plants are perfect hanging basket crops for sunny balconies and patios too. All fruits in the mix start green, eventually turning a mix of yellow, red and orange. The small fruits have a high sugar level for a natural sweet flavour and are a high source of vitamin C. For the longest harvest through to autumn grow on a sunny windowsill or greenhouse. Height 90cm (36"). Spread 45cm (18").

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1 packet (6 sweet pepper seeds) (54974)

Sowing

Sow sweet pepper seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a temperature of 18-25C (64-77F) until after germination, which takes 7-10 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.


When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost and grow on in cooler conditions. When plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, transplant them into grow bags and containers, or plant them in well prepared beds of fertile, moist, well drained soil. Peppers may be grown undercover in a greenhouse or polytunnel, or grown outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun. When growing peppers outdoors, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days prior to transplanting them. Space sweet pepper plants at a distance of 45cm (18") apart.

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Water sweet pepper plants regularly throughout the growing season and feed weekly with a high potash tomato fertiliser once the first fruits have set. Taller varieties of sweet peppers may require staking. Provide a thick mulch of organic matter around the base of the plants to help conserve moisture and reduce weed growth. In greenhouses, maintain high humidity by damping down paths daily. Harvest peppers singly by cutting them from the plant with secateurs. Peppers grown outdoors must be harvested before the first frosts.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

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