Be it red, green, hot, sweet or yellow pepper. The underlying principles are the same for optimum growth and increasing yield.
Pepper thrives better in soils that have an average temperature of eighty degrees.
If the temperature goes way above or below average, pepper plants experience what is called a blossom drop. This adversely affects the yield of pepper.
Thus to enhance pepper yields in your garden, you should cover your plants with shade cloth. This controls the amount of sunlight that reaches the plants. That is if the day time temperatures are high.
Another alternative is to plant other plants among the pepper that will provide them with shade from the sun. For example you can plant tomatoes. Take note that this is only done when the daytime temperature is too high.
Consider growing your pepper plants earlier in the growing season where daytime temperatures are favorable. If the night time temperatures are too low, cover your plants with a lightweight row.
Add seaweed and rock phosphate to the soil. The combination increases the yield of peppers. It provides all the necessary nutrients that pepper need when growing. Put large amounts of the sea weed and rock phosphate for optimum results.
Studies have also shown that compound fertilizer can also increase yields in peppers if you add Nitrogen to it. Organic Chicken Manure has high nitrogen content.
Allow it to rot first if you want to add to the pepper directly. Because it’s high in nitrogen it also increases the yield. Compost and sawdust are also organic fertilizers that contain nitrogen.
When the soil is warm, you should also add on mulch, particularly grass clippings. They are suitable for pepper plants.
Leave the chemical free grass dry out first before spreading it all over the soil. Mulching is a more organic approach to increasing your pepper yield.
Reduce the reoccurrence of pests and disease among pepper if you want to increase yield. There are specific fertilizers for peppers available in stores. Pests and disease decrease the yield faster than anything else.
If you manage to get rid of them, then you might be looking at a greater yield this year.
Bug juice is effective in eliminating all pests from aphids, army worms to ants. It will certainly keep all of them away from your pepper plants.
Combinations of all the tips I have mentioned above will ensure a good yield for you so what are you waiting for? Now that you know there is no need to wait, is there?