If you love growing your own vegetables, you'll love learning about how to grow poblano peppers because they're so much fun to grow, and they have hundreds of different culinary uses!
So what exactly ARE poblano peppers? They're actually a mild chili pepper – they have just enough of a spice, but not overly overpowering either. Basically, they really are the perfect pepper!
And did we mention that once you learn how to grow poblano peppers, your culinary dishes will be seriously elevated?! You can stuff poblano peppers with a number of different things including cream cheese, meats, rice, or use them in soups, stews, on the grill, and whatever else you can think of – the possibilities are endless!
How to Grow Poblano Peppers in Your Garden
Planting Poblano Peppers:
- Plant poblano pepper seeds indoors about 8-12 weeks before the last frost date.
- The seed tray must be placed in a warm, well lit area such as on a windowsill.
- Keep the soil moist at all times, and within 2 weeks, seedlings should sprout.
- Once seedlings are about 2 inches tall, transplant each seedlings to its own pot.
- Transplant them again in the garden once they are 5-6 inches in height, but be sure to harden them off for a couple of weeks first.
- Plant them in rich, well draining soil, and in an area with full sunlight.
- Work in manure or compost.
- Fertilize your poblano pepper plants about 6 weeks after planting using a water-soluble fertilizer.
- Apply a thin layer of mulch to retain moisture and water regularly so that soil stays moist.
Harvesting Poblano Peppers:
- Harvest poblano peppers simply by removing them from their stem.
- They are usually ready for harvest once they are 4-6 inches in length.
- Total harvest time is about 65 days.
So now that you know how to grow poblano peppers, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get to planting!
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