Days to Harvest: 100 to 120 days from seed, 70 to 80 days from transplant.
Temperature: Warm season, 70 ° to 75° F.
Companions: Basil, tomatoes, geraniums, petunias.
Plants to Avoid: Beans, kale, collards, brussel sprouts.
Preparation: Start seeds 6 to 8 weeks before transplant date.
Planting: Set out transplants after soil is thoroughly warmed. Mulch to conserve water and reduce weed competition.
Spacing: 15 inches between plants, 30 inches between rows.
Water: 1 inch a week.
Harvest: Harvest sweet peppers when they reach full size, and intended color. When allowed to mature on plant, most varieties turn red.
Tips: Cut rather than pull to avoid breaking branches.