Bell peppers are also relatively easy to grow in your own garden. In fact, bell pepper plants are one of the most common vegetables found at farmer’s markets and roadside stands.
When it comes to growing bell peppers, there are a few things you need to know. One of these is how often you should water your bell pepper plant.
In this article, we will find out how often you should water your bell peppers, how much they need, and how to properly water them.
How Often Should You Water Bell Peppers?
Bell peppers will about 1-2 inches of water per week. They need deep watering since bell peppers require a lot of water to grow. During the summer when it’s extremely hot, you should water them twice a day.
How To Tell It’s Time to Water Your Bell Peppers
Bell peppers require a lot of water to grow so that they will produce fruit.
Here’s how to tell when your bell peppers need watering:
The leaves are wilting. If your bell pepper has wilted leaves or a limp appearance, it may be time to water them. This is especially true if your plant is being exposed to excessive heat or sunlight. The best way to tell if your plant needs water is by observing its leaf color – if they are starting to turn yellow or brown at the edges, it’s time for some H2O!
The roots are growing into their container. This isn’t always an indication that you need more water for your pepper plants, but it may be a sign that their roots are growing out of their containers. You should try repotting them into larger vessels (or transplanting them) so that they can continue growing without becoming root bound.
The leaves of the plant look droopy. If your bell peppers look droopy after watering them, then there’s probably too much moisture in their soil which could lead to fungus problems.
How Should I Water My Bell Peppers?
How to water your bell peppers will depend on whether you’re growing them in a container or in the garden.
If you’re growing bell peppers in containers, it’s a good idea to check the moisture level of the soil every day. Bell peppers that are grown in containers tend to dry out quickly.
When you water your plants, always water from the top down so that the roots don’t get soggy from standing water at their base.
For outdoor gardens, avoid overwatering by checking the soil before you water it. Stick your finger about an inch into the ground and if it feels moist, leave it alone! If your finger comes back dry then go ahead and add some water to help keep things going smoothly!
If you’re using drip irrigation or soaker hoses, place them around the base of each plant at least 1 inch away from the stems. If you’re using overhead sprinklers, place them about 3 feet above each plant so that they don’t damage any leaves or stems when watering overhead.
Signs of Excessive Bell Peppers Watering
There are many signs that indicate excessive watering is needed for bell peppers. If you notice any of these signs, you should check your vegetable garden regularly for other signs of dehydration.
Here are some signs of excessive watering for bell peppers:
- Leaves turn yellow or brown before dropping off.
- Leaf edges curl up and become brown or black (this is called leaf burn).
- Brown spots appear on the leaves (this is called sunscald).
- The bottom leaves begin to wilt even though the top ones look fine (this is called wilting).
Bell peppers require a lot of water to produce fruit so you’ll need to water them often. In the summer, you should water them twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening. During cooler weather, you can water the bell peppers once a day, generally in the morning is sufficient.