This variety of capsicum (Green Shimla mirch) has a bitter taste, green with a less sweet, crisp, glossy, and moist flesh that can be added to salads and dish toppings or cooked for a decorative touch. Growing capsicum in pots is very easy and interesting to see capsicum plant growth stages and capsicum flower to fruit, read this information and know everything about capsicum cultivation and when to sow capsicum seeds in India. Buy the Best Quality Green Capsicum F1 Hybrid Seeds online at the best price in India from www.hobbyplus.in with a High Germination Rate.
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- Number of green Capsicum seeds (Green Shimla mirch ke beej): 30 Seeds
- Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
- Sowing season: Throughout the year
- Sowing Method: Seedling transplant
- Germination temperature: 18-30°C
- Germination Time: 6 to 10 days
- Harvesting: 60 to 70 days from transplanting
- Plant vigor: Strong plant with short internodes
Capsicum Growing Season In India
Green capsicum is a warm-season vegetable that can be grown throughout the year in South India but the best season for sowing capsicum seeds is the summer from last February to June.
How To Grow Capsicum From Seeds At Home
Green capsicum seeds are sown in a seedling tray and then transplanted after seed germination is the ideal method for all capsicum. Sow the capsicum seeds when the soil temperature is 18-30°C.
Capsicum Seeds F1 Hybrid Sowing Method
Select a seedling tray or small-size pot, fill it with growing medium, and spread capsicum hybrid seeds on it, then cover a thin layer of soil above the seeds. Give light water through a watering sprayer. Keep the seedling tray in a warm location but do not give direct sunlight till the seeds germinate and keep the soil moist. Capsicum seeds will germinate within 7-10 days.
When seedlings are 3-4 inches in height at that time transplant capsicum seedlings into individual pots and plant only 2-3 saplings per pot. Keep the pot in a sunny location where the capsicum plant gets 5-6 hours of sunlight and gives water whenever you feel that the soil becomes dry.
When To Fertilize Capsicum Green
Mix any natural homemade fertilizer such as tea compost, fruit, and vegetable compost every month to increase the nutrient level in the soil.
Capsicum Plant Care Tips
Soil – You can use loose, fertile, and well-drained soil for planting capsicum.
Water – On summer days, the capsicum needs regular water and during the winter or rainy season, give water once in 2-3 days.
Sunlight – Capsicum needs 6-8 hours of direct sunlight for the better growth of plants.
Temperature – Ideal Capsicum growing temperature is 21-32°C temperature.
Common pests and diseases – Pests such as whitefly, aphids, and spider mites attack plants and eat their leaves. And diseases like bacterial wilt, powdery mildew, and root rot infect capsicum plants. To avoid these insects or get rid of the disease, use neem oil.
Harvesting Of Capsicum
- Within 40 days from transplanting, the green capsicum plant starts flowering and the fruit should be visible within 5-10 days after pollination.
- Green capsicum will be ready to harvest about 60-70 days after transplanting.
Capsicum Special Features
- Common names – Bell pepper and Sweet pepper
- Hindi name – shimla mirch, शिमला मिर्च
- Scientific name – Capsicum Annum
- Height – 3 to 6 feet
- Flower color – White
- Level of growing – Easy
Why are my capsicum seeds not germinating?
Capsicum seeds will not germinate because of improper growing conditions like not getting enough sunlight, sowing seeds too deep in the soil, overwatering, or under watering.
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