A world of colors, flavors, and shapes make peppers second only to tomatoes in popularity. From sweet to spicy, ornamental to snacking, we’ve got a pepper sure to please every palate! Of course, the “best” pepper all depends on what you’re looking for. That’s why we’ve developed our Pepper Chooser to help you pick just the right peppers for your tastes and your garden. Give it a try!
Planting a Pepper, Step by Step
It’s easy to grow your own peppers. Just follow these six simple steps for best results.
To Stake or Not to Stake?
Not all peppers are strong enough to hold themselves upright. Here’s what to do when they need help.
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Roasted Bell Peppers
Serve these as a simple, delicious side dish, or as a savory addition to pasta, tapenades, or spreads.
Roasted Pepper and Avocado Dip
If you like guacamole, you’ll love this mouthwatering dip with chips or on tacos – or right out of the bowl!
Grilled Tomato Salsa
Spicy, smoky, and so fresh! Chips and dipping veggies won’t stand a chance once you’ve had a taste.
Hot Tomato Relish
Serve this warm relish with toasted sourdough rounds or atop grilled chicken or fish for a real palate pleaser.
4 x 4 Planting Plans
Sweet and Spicy Pepper Garden
This plan includes both sweet and hot peppers, with plenty of options for customizing it to suit your tastes.
Hot and Sweet Pickling Garden
Designed for pickle lovers, this garden has ingredients for pickled sweet peppers, hot peppers, and cucumbers.
Homemade Salsa Garden
Make your own salsa using fresh ingredients from this Latin-inspired planting plan. Sweet and spicy!
Plants bearing small fruits with really big flavor make this a fun, prolific garden for kids of all ages.
Fast and Fresh Pizza Garden
Instead of dialing for delivery, make your own pizza using fresh ingredients from this compact plan.
Easy 4 x 4 Summer Garden
This one small area can yield a surprisingly bountiful harvest of delicious herbs and summer veggies.