Planting Peppers from Seed

Greeting guys! Today we're checking out seed propagation with the pepper plant:

It's obvious at first glance that this is a pepper plant: the most obvious thing about it is the pepper fruit itself, and if you open it up you'll find tons of big, fat pepper seeds! To use the seeds for planting, leave the fruit on the vine so that it overripens and the seeds themselves mature.

There are many ways to save pepper seed. Some are immature, but those that have brown rings are definitely ready for planting (you'll notice that they're thicker, too). If you want to save seed, you must dry it first out of direct sunlight. I've always had luck planting the fresh seeds, so that's what I'll do here. Remember, plant the seeds about twice the depth of the seed's diameter. You can plant in a box, 1 or 2 seeds per hole. If two seeds germinate in the same hole, thin one out later. Cover the seeds, and voila! Easy as pie.  

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