If you want to know how to grow a new pepper for your family, you might want to consider saving some of the seeds from the original plant. If you grow your own peppers at home, you can save some of the seeds that produce a small, but flavorful crop. Many of these seed packets will only provide a small amount of seeds. If you're lucky, you might be able to save a few. If not, there are other methods for growing a new pepper with salvaged seeds.
First, check out your local nurseries. Many nurseries collect peppers seeds and sell them to garden centers and other stores. Sometimes these seeds are damaged or the plants have been infected with pests. If you can't find any at your local nurseries, check online. There are many websites that sell and even mail various types of salvaged seeds.
The second method of how to grow bell peppers with salvaged seeds is to buy some smaller, damaged plants from a local nursery or seed store. These are generally smaller, non-infected plants that have little chance of spreading their seeds. Often they will be much cheaper than buying a large quantity of seeds from a catalog. You can usually find these at local nurseries that specialize in flower gardening.
Another way to save some bell pepper scraps is to grow them yourself. Many people who grow their own gardens at home also purchase peppers from the local nurseries and grow those in their gardens as well. Sometimes these plants are left over from garden centers that have a variety of smaller plants to replant. These can be used to grow more bell peppers in your garden.
There are two ways of how to grow bell peppers from scraps. The first method involves using some of the less expensive, lower quality seeds that you have saved. This will take some doing, however. Many of the smaller seeds will have to be dug up and mixed with the larger and more expensive seeds in order for them to germinate. If you don't have many of the smaller seeds, this can take quite a while. It is possible to grow some of these peppers using only the seeds from the grocery store.
The second method is to use some of the larger and more expensive bell pepper scraps you have saved. This method takes a bit longer but not by much. This means you can actually start harvesting the bell peppers in early spring and get them ready to plant in your garden before the summer months set in. Keep in mind that seeds do not always sprout well, especially if they have been sitting around in moist garden soil for too long. If you are unsure about how to plant them, go out and purchase some starter plants from a garden center.
When you are ready to plant your bell peppers seeds, you will want to place them into small individual trays. You should keep in mind that they will need room to grow, so be sure to make sure they are big enough in the tray that you choose. If you place them too small there is a good chance they will not get the proper room needed to grow. Just keep an eye on how they grow and place the trays accordingly.
After you have placed your seeds into their germination tray, you will want to mist the entire area. This will help to aid the development process as well. Keep in mind though, that you should only mist the area for about two hours at a time, since you don't want to over mist your bell pepper plant. Mist the area well, and watch as your bell peppers grow!