Dry Farming With Chili Peppers

If I set chili pepper plants down six or eight inches lower than the

surface of the ground and fill in as the plants grow larger, will this

help in case I could not get water enough? My soil is a deep sandy loam.

We have had between five and six inches of rain. Do you think water

every fifteen days would be enough?

On such light soil as you mention, the plants can be planted deeply and

a certain amount of soil brought up to the plants by cultivation without

injury. As this plant has a long growing season and matures its crop

rather late, you will undoubtedly need irrigation. Probably irrigation

twice a month will be sufficient in connection with good cultivation,

but you will have to watch the plants and apply the water as it seems to

be needed, rather than by a specific scheme of days.

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