Capsicum annuumChili pepper
A spicy pasta or tasty curry simply can’t do without, and you need at least one of these in a modern veggie garden: the chilli pepper plant! The bright red, crooked veggies give your garden or balcony an exotic, summery vibe, and can be picked and added to your favourite spicy dish as soon as they’re ready for harvest. Bon appetit!
Chilli pepper plants like humidity, so make sure the soil never gets too dry. Water your plant two or three times a week during the summer and avoid overhead watering: you don’t want to get the foliage too wet, as it can cause a fungi infection. And no one likes an infection! Add some fertiliser to the water once a month.
Peppers enjoy growing in the sun. If you don’t have a sunny spot outside, but do have room on a south-facing window sill, you can place your pepper plant inside as well. The chili peppers are ready for harvest when they’re fully red and hard to the touch.