Vegetable production: Pest and weed control for your bell peppers

Here’s some expert advice on weed and pest control for your bell peppers. APHIDS Aphids (mainly Myzus persicae or green peach aphids) are small, soft bodied insects that can be green, black, yellow or pink. They are found on the terminal growth ends or underneath the leaf of the plant.…

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Vegetable production: Getting your soil right for bell peppers

Here’s some expert advice on the cultivation of bell, or sweet, peppers and how to prepare your soil to produce healthy yields. CULTIVATION Bell pepper seed can be sown directly into the field, but commercial farmers prefer to transplant seedlings bought from vegetable seedling growers or prepared by themselves. Sowing…

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Vegetable production: An introduction to planting healthy bell peppers

The bell pepper is a healthy vegetable and can be utilised in its raw or cooked state. Its subtle taste adds flavour to many dishes. It is the only Capsicum that does not produce capsaicin, the chemical that gives other chillies their hot, fiery taste. The bell pepper is an…

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