When to plant and location.
When to plant.
Capsicums can be grown in most parts of Australia. Check with garden centres and hardware stores for varieties available in your local area.
- In most areas it is easy to grow capsicums from spring to autumn.
- In cold climates, grow capsicums as a summer to early autumn crop with plenty of shelter from cold winds.
- In the tropics and subtropics, capsicums grow year-round but are most productive from spring to autumn and often last several seasons.
To keep on picking capsicums, make several repeat plantings.
- Capsicums need warmth to grow so wait until all threat of cold and frost is gone before planting them out into a warm, sunny part of the vegetable garden.
- Select a location which receives full sun but protects from winds which can break the stems.
- They can be grown in pots, but do not overcrowd them. An advantage of a pot is that they can be moved around to catch the sun and miss the wind.
- Companion plant with carrot, onions, tomatoes and herbs such as oregano.
Get the soil right to harvest a bumper crop of delicious capsicum.
Follow our steps for easy soil preparation.
- Capsicums are related to tomatoes and grown in the same way with rich, well-drained soil and reliable moisture.
- Dig in compost or well-rotted manure before planting or apply Seasol Liquid Compost.
- In areas with heavy or poorly drained soils, grow capsicums in raised garden beds.
- A soil rich in nutrients helps build strong plants so add Seasol Plant + Soil Booster (100g per square metre) and a fertiliser such as PowerFeed Controlled Release Tomatoes & Vegetables.
- Water in well and let the soil rest for a week or two.