Ways To Staking Pepper Plants
Peppers are warm-season vegetable plants that are prized by home gardeners for their low maintenance and resistance to many of the pests that commonly afflict other vegetable crops. It’s often a good idea to stake pepper plants. Although many peppers are strong plants that do a good job at holding themselves upright, sometimes they need a little help, especially toward the end of the season. Here are several ways to staking pepper plants. Staking pepper plants may not be a requirement for growing them in your garden, but it has its advantages. Not only does pepper staking help support plants, keeping them upright, but pepper staking can also reduce sunscald on fruits and helps keep them off the ground, where they are susceptible to pests or rotting.
The best way to stake peppers is to drive a wooden or metal stake next to the plant or every 3 to 4 feet per row. Then, simply tie the main stem and branches of the plant loosely to the stake using torn sheets or pantyhose. Continue to add ties as needed while the plants are actively growing. Even if you’re growing peppers in a container, you can still support pepper plants with stakes. For staking pepper plants in pots, drive the stake into the soil of the pot, or for more stability, place it in the ground next to the pot and tie it off.