Watering Your Jalapeno Plants Growing in Pots
Jalapenos love warm, sunny places and growing these in a container is a great way to ensure they get enough sun and heat. Here are some tips to make sure your jalapenos stay healthy in the pot:
Jalapeno plants need lots of water, especially during the flowering and fruiting stage. For best results, water your plants:
- Everyday – Check everyday if your jalapenos are dry and need water.
- Twice a week – In dry or hot environments, water your plants twice a week.
- Add a few inches of top soil – When growing in containers, adding topsoil helps to keep the moisture for longer.
Jalapenos are heavy feeders and will need to be fertilized weekly, using a balanced fertilizer like 10-10-10.
For best results, only fertilize your plants when they are actively growing and stop fertilizing when they start to produce their fruit.
Watering your jalapeno plants correctly is key to a successful harvest. Water your plants every day during the growing season and get the best out of your jalapenos!