Get a fully grown capsicum plant with ready to harvest vegetables. Capsicum is a perennial and the plant is expected to give atleast a dozen capsicum every season.
You would not recognize them by looking at them but chillis and capsicums are close relatives of the luscious tomato. They require similar conditions for growing but tend to be a lot tougher than tomatoes and hence growing them at home won’t be a trouble. With hundreds of years of breeding, there are literally thousands of varieties of capsicum available- small, large, sweet, hot, and everything in between. If you are planning on saving any seeds from the vegetables to plant in the coming year or the near future, make sure you do not plant them next to chili plants or the resulting crossbred seeds from the mild-flavored capsicums will all be hot in your future plans!
Common names: Capsicum
Scientific name: Capsicum annuum
Life: 9-10 months.
Where to keep the plant: Place your pot in a sunny location since these plants need to be exposed to direct sun for a period of 6-8 hours every day.
Daily. Water your capsicum daily. If the soil is allowed to dry out regularly, the number of capsicum you will receive as harvest will reduce.
Direct sun. Make sure they receive an adequate amount of sunlight.
Capsicum does well in loamy soil.
Prefers moderately low temperatures and dry season.
Nitrogen-rich fertilizer is to be used for optimum growth and capsicum does well in a loamy soil.