Posted: 26/03/2015 at 10:06
Hi Lucy, Peppers are fairly easy but can't stand the cold, so the most important thing is to grow it on at a minimum of 10C in good light. I find it's best to pot them on several times, first into a 3" pot, then 5" and finally into about a 10". Don't pot-on into a larger one until the roots have reached the sides of the pot. Unless we have a really good summer they need to be kept under glass so keep it somewhere heated like a windowsill until it is about 8" tall. It's then ready for the greenhouse, growhouse or (at a push) under a large cloche. Like tomatoes, don't feed it until the first flowers appear and then feed with half-strength tomato feed once a fortnight. Best to hand-pollinate every flower using a small, soft paintbrush or similar.