Growing Peppers in Plastic Pipes

growing peppers in plastic pipes

As you can see we are running some peppers alongside our flowers. The reason for this is that we want to see how the flowers develop and if they head downwards if they don’t they won’t be much use as a cover plant for this garden area so will need to be replaced. On the other hand we love peppers! In fact can’t get enough of them as I like a lot of my food hot and currently these are performing well in the drain pipes. One advantage I haven’t mentioned before though is also height is an advantage with the plastic pipe because it stops slugs,snails and more importantly those horrible little flies that eat all the leaves. So have to say growing peppers in plastic pipes is one of the easiest ways to grow them as well as it being one of the easiest plants to grow. They don’t like too much direct sunlight which is why this one is doing well on the middle tier as its got a large palm plant in front of it giving it shade when the sun gets onto it directly. Nutrients wise we mixed the soil up with a bit of cow dung although it could have done with mixing then topping as we found mushrooms growing rather too easily and not edible ones (well not ones I would want to eat!).

2 comments for “Growing Peppers in Plastic Pipes

  1. Peter Clark
    September 3, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Love it, I remember seeing a prog on UK tv with growing lettuces in drainpipes on small peat “boats”. They were fed by a constant stream of nutrients controlled by a processor. Beautiful lettuces in 6 weeks and from a green house were aphid free.
    Cow dung is relatively safe and I know a chap dunked his clematis in a load from “Slurry” from the farm over the road. The clematis was a treat ( Nellie Moser)

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      September 4, 2011 at 12:12 am

      Thanks for the feedback 🙂 works well may do a setup back in the UK when I get there aswell as having it “automated” is something I really need to be doing as I will be working mainly throughout the day so having the plants being able to do ok by themselves would be perfect.