When To Plant Jalapenos

Jalapenos are the most popular chili in the world. They are easy to grow and quite versatile. They are used to make salsa verde, hot sauces, and pickled jalapenos.

The jalapeno plant is an annual plant that grows from one to three feet tall. It can be grown as a container plant or in the ground. The jalapeno pepper has a long growing season and produces fruit for up to three months after planting.

When To Plant Jalapenos?

The best time to plant jalapenos is dependent on your region and the growing season in that area. For example, if you live in a region that has a longer than average growing season (Southern California, for example), then you’ll have more options as to when you can plant jalapeno peppers.

If you’re in a cooler climate with shorter summers (Midwest or Northeast) then planting jalapeno peppers in the fall is probably best since it will give them time to grow before winter hits. If you live in an area where winters are mild, then planting them in spring may work out as well.

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Jalapenos?

If you’re planting jalapenos outside, choose a sunny area. Jalapeños enjoy plenty of sunshine and heat so if you can find a spot that gets at least six hours of direct sunlight per day, that’s ideal.

Plant in well-drained soil with good drainage so the pepper plant doesn’t get waterlogged or drown from excessive rain.

Raised beds are ideal for growing peppers because they help prevent disease by providing better air circulation and drainage than normal garden beds do. If your soil is heavy clay or sand, consider building raised beds out of wood planks to create nice level spaces for planting your jalapeño plants where they will have plenty of room to grow into tall bushes or small trees!

What Is The Best Month To Plant Jalapenos?

Jalapenos can be planted at any time during the year as long as there is enough sunlight and warmth. They do not need a lot of water so you don’t have to worry about watering them regularly. However, they do need fertile soil that has been enriched with compost or fertilizer before planting them in it.

The best month to plant jalapenos is between March and May because these months provide enough sunlight for the plants to grow properly without getting too hot or too cold. It’s also when there are fewer bugs around so they won’t damage your crop too much while it’s growing.

How Long Do Jalapenos Take To Grow?

Jalapenos grow quickly and are hardy, so they can go from seed to harvest in as little as 50 days.

The warm climates of Mexico, California, and Florida are ideal for growing jalapenos year-round. If you live somewhere colder and want to grow them indoors, plan on a shorter growing season (approximately 70 days).

Jalapenos grow best when planted directly into soil that has been well-amended with organic matter (for example, compost or aged manure). They also grow well in containers if you have limited space for gardening.

For outdoor growers who don’t have time or room to start their plants from seeds indoors first, I recommend purchasing transplants from your local garden center instead of direct seeding—this way you won’t have to thin later on! It’s best not to set out too many plants at once since they tend not to be very productive until they reach maturity later on down the road anyway; three per square foot should suffice unless otherwise stated by the seed packet itself.


Jalapeno peppers are easy to grow, and they can be planted from seed or from a plant. The best time to plant jalapenos is when the weather starts warming up in spring and summer. If you live where growing seasons are short, this may mean starting seeds indoors before planting them out when it gets warm enough outside.