Nutrients and Fertilizer for Pepper Plants

Buy the exact fertilizers that we use to grow thousands of pepper plants each season.

Blood Meal and Bone Meal

Once your pepper plants reach about eight inches tall, mix half a tablespoon of blood meal, with half a tablespoon of bone meal per plant. Sprinkle the combined 1 TBSP mixture around the base of the plant, and water. With each application you will need to monitor your plants for changes. If your pepper plants have a negative reaction to a recently applied fertilizer you will need to flush out the nutrients with water. (Follow the above measurements for best results)

Wait one week after the first application and repeat process mentioned above: Once your pepper plants reach about eight inches tall; mix half a tablespoon of blood meal, with half a tablespoon of bone meal per plant. Sprinkle the combined mixture around the base of the plant, and water. With each application you will need to monitor your plants for changes. If your pepper plants have a negative reaction to a recently applied fertilizer you will need to flush out the nutrients with water. (Follow the above measurements for best results)

Magnesium Sulfate

Topical spray and/or soil base

Your plants may show signs of magnesium deficiency curled up and/ or wrinkled leaves. This is common with younger plants since they have never been exposed to magnesium. Use the magnesium sulfate from our nutrient kit. Mix one (1) Tablespoon of magnesium
sulfate into a regular sized spray bottle. This water solution is enough to spray the tops and bottoms of all the leaves for about seven pepper plants. Water the plants evenly with the water left over in the spray bottle. You can repeat this process daily until the magnesium sulfate from our kit is gone.

Pepper plants need a large variety of nutrients containing boron, zinc, copper, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, along with nitrogen, phosphate, potassium, and other trace elements. This kit includes six individual bags with six different type fertilizers with free shipping for $19.99. Our kit contains vital nutrients that every pepper plant has to have. Our kit is enough to supply seven (7) pepper plants nutrients for the whole growing season. Plants need different nutrients for each growing stage, and we have you covered.

12-12-12 Fertilizer

When your plants have reached around a foot tall and are well established you will need to use the 12-12-12 fertilizer. This fertilizer supplies the basic needs for nitrogen, phosphate, and potash. Sprinkle (1) tablespoon around the base of your pepper
plant, and water. This kit will supply about seven pepper plants. If your pepper plants have a negative reaction to a recently applied fertilizer you will need to flush out the nutrients with water. (Follow the above measurements for best results)

Ironite

When your plants have reached around two feet tall you will need to use the ironite  package supplied in your nutrient kit. Sprinkle (1) tablespoon around the base of your  pepper plant, and water. This kit will supply about seven pepper plants. If your pepper plants have a negative reaction to a recently applied fertilizer you will need to flush out the  nutrients with water. (Follow the above measurements for best results) Nitrogen 1%  (Urea nitrogen), Soluble potash 1%, Calcium 12%, Sulfur 10%, Boron .02%, Iron FE (water soluble) 4.5%, Magnesium (water soluble) 10%, Molybdenum .0005%, Zinc  .10%, Water soluble Zinc .02%

Calcium Magnesium

Topical spray and/or soil base

You will need to use the calcium magnesium supplied in your nutrient kit when your plants start to produce peppers. This will provide calcium to the cell wall to help prevent  blossom end rot. Mix half a tablespoon of the calcium magnesium with water in a regular sized spray bottle. Spray all the top and bottom side of the leaves as well as all the  unripen peppers. This kit will supply about seven pepper plants. Spray all the top and  bottom side of the leaves as well as all the unripen peppers once every three days. Shake bottle frequently while spraying to prevent the calcium from settling to the bottom of the sprayer.

Watering Pepper Plants

When your plants are starting to produce peppers you will also need to drastically cut back on watering your plants. Water will store inside of the peppers while theyre developing and can rot the pepper from the inside out. Water your pepper plants only if plants become wilted or show signs of dehydration. During this period we only need to water our plants a handful of times before harvest. You should frequently check to see if your pepper plants are being over watered by cutting a pepper in half to view how much water is being stored. Its not uncommon for the pepper to store small amounts of water,  but your pepper should not drip with water. If your pepper plants do not show signs that they need to be watered do not water them.

In addition to all the nutrients supplied in our kit, we recommend using Schultz Plant  10-15-10 Liquid Plant Food. You can use Schultz Plant Food every time you water to deliver micro nutrients. When plants are producing peppers we only apply calcium  magnesium.