Seed Starting 101: Planting Pepper Seed

(updated Feb 2020) Today I will be writing a guide on planting pepper seed indoors in winter, and I will also share some tips on how to successfully grow peppers in a short cool growing season!  You may be interested in these related posts: Seed Starting 101: Planting Tomato Seed Seed Starting 101: Essential Seed Starting Equipment Seed Starting 101: Winter Sowing Our favorite Homesteading and Gardening tools in our Amazon Shop! Some of My Favorite Pepper Varieties for Planting in the Pacific Northwest: I grow peppers in the Pacific Northwest in gardening zone 8b. We have a cool, short growing season, so it is hard to find peppers that do well here. I am including a couple of varieties that have done well for me here. Oda Peppers:  These are the most beautiful royal purple color. Worth growing for the sheer beauty of the color! Thin walled and yummy for snacking or salads. These have grown really well for me and are worth growing just for their beauty. They have a thin white wall and their flavor is not my favorite. But if you are looking for a stunning variety to grow, this is my favorite for that! King of the North: This is a short season pepper and it has done really well for me, both for flavor and productivity. Turns red when fully ripe. Very productive large fruits. The photo below, I took the first week of June last year in my unheated greenhouse. Purple Beauty: Purple Beauty has become a fast favorite. It produces well and early for me, and keeps up well with King of the North. Tastes great too! Planting Pepper Seed: A Step by Step Guide If you haven’t checked out my Seed Starting 101 Series: Essential Seed Starting Equipment  post…