How to Grow Capsicum at Home

There’s something magical about growing your own food in your backyard or balcony. In this guide, we will discuss how to grow Capsicum in your Perth backyard.

(Whilst most of this guide suits anywhere in Australia, check local conditions for growing months if you live outside Perth.)

Knowing where your food comes from and what went into it means you have no safety concerns. There’s something special about knowing what went into the food on your plate.

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When should you plant Capsicum?

The best months to plant Capsicum in Perth are Aug-Dec. You can plant using Transplant, ideally when the soil temperature is around 23-28 degrees celcius and the air is around 15-30 degree celcius.

Seeds or Transplant? Transplant

Ideal air temp: 15-30c

Ideal soil temp: 23-28c

Can Capsicum grow in pots?

Yes, they can grow in pots. Be mindful of the size they grow to.

The great thing about planting Capsicum in pots is that you can move them around easily, should they need more or less sun, or are getting attacked by pests. In some cases, you can even grow Capsicum indoors, as long as the position can get enough sun.

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How much sun should Capsicum get?

You will discover that Capsicum thrives on Full sun.

Some gardens get more shade than others, and your direction north etc varies. Try the ideal position first, and if the Capsicum isn’t growing well enough, maybe try a more or less sunnier spot.

Plant a radish, get a radish, never any doubt. That’s why I love vegetables, you know what they’re about!

Tom Jones

How often should you water Capsicum?

Capsicum really enjoys when it gets Regular watering.

They prefer soil that is Well-drained/Sandy soil.

When can you harvest?

Being a Annual vegetable, the ideal time to harvest your Capsicum crop is around Dec-May. Play it by ear though, and just see how your plant(s) do this season.

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Growing Capsicum in rows

If you are getting serious with your vegetable garden, you may wish to grow Capsicum in rows. You’ll need to allow around 75-80 centimetres between rows, and 45 centimetres between each seedling or seed.

Space between rows: 75-80 cm

Space between seedlings: 45 cm

Keep the seeds!

Did you know that you can keep Capsicum seeds for up to 5 years, and use them to grow more next season?

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.

Jim Davis

Vegetables at home

Enjoy delicious Capsicum in your Perth garden

You can save so much money by growing Capsicum in your own backyard.

Growing your own food is recognised by many as the very foundation of personal independence. Vegetable gardening provides you with exercise, mindfulness and delicious food for your table.

I trust you’ll enjoy growing your own vegetables like I do.

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