Upside down gardening means hanging plants upside down. Those plants which can be grown easily in the pots can be very easily grown upside down like peppers.
The basic rule for upside-down gardening is hooked that are providing support so your plant will be strong enough so that it can bear the load. As peppers have no really deep roots they are best for growing upside down.
Benefit Of Growing Peppers Upside Down
When we grow peppers upside down we do not need any garden or yard just attach your pot with the ceiling with the help of hooks near the window. As plants are growing upside down they are on height since there are fewer chances of pest attack and fungal attack.
As peppers are growing upside down so no need for trimming and staking for optimizing growth and also due to hanging upside down no weeds and does not need weeding. As plants are hanging upside down it is easy to deliver water and nutrients because of gravity.
Growing Peppers Upside Down
1. Choose A Repurposed Container.
You can buy a ceramic pot or fiberglass planter for growing pepper upside down but you can also use a simple inexpensive pot that has a hole through the bottom or simply a bucket with a lid so that you can keep the container upside down or simply you can use a bucket for growing herbs.
2. Choose A Sunny Spot.
As plants needed sunlight for proper growth some plants require less light and some needed more light for proper growth. As peppers also need at least 5-6 hours of light for the proper growth so find a sunny spot in your home or hang pot near the window or terrace.
3. Hang Container.
You have already chosen a repurposed container with a bottom hole so hang it along with the ceiling with the help of hooks tightly so that it can bear the load.
4. Planting of Pepper.
After hanging the pot then thread the seedling through the hole and then place a newspaper or coffee filter so that soil does not fall from the hole. Then slowly and gently push the pepper seedling along with roots inside the container as it hangs upside down.
Then fill with potting soil and tamping soil as you grow and continuously fill the container with the potting soil as it reaches about an inch from the rim.
Water your plants properly as when you see that water drains from the plant, water your plant twice daily but morning watering is more effective than evening watering so water your plants daily early in the morning.
6. Apply Balance Blend Plant Food.
Like other plants, peppers also require peppers for proper growth. So oxygen, nitrogen, and phosphorus sources apply to plant balanced plant food as your pepper plant grows properly.
7. Take Care Properly.
When you grow an upside-down pepper your plant doesn’t need more care but takes proper care like watering at times and provides essential nutrients which are required for the proper growth of peppers.
You can harvest peppers after 2-3 months. Pick fresh and green hot and sweet peppers from your upside garden and use them for making several dishes, for garnishing your meals, and for making salads.