Can you take cuttings from peppers

Answered by Jo Posted in Category Propagation

Dear Jo

Just wondered if you can you take cuttings from  peppers?

Kind Regards

Roy

 

 

 

Dear Roy

Dear Roy

Thanks for your email. 

It is possible to take cuttings of peppers.  You need to use a sterile knife and cut a non-woody section with at least six leaves.  Dip the end of the cutting in rooting powder and place the cutting in a vermiculite.  You’ll need to keep the cuttings well misted and check them regularly.  Once you can see a root ball, pot up the cutting.

I have never done this as peppers are so easy to grow from seed and cuttings are very tricky.  If you have a particular plant that you want to propagate, I would suggest saving some seed from it.  Simply scrape the seeds from one of the peppers and spread them on a tray.  Pop them in the airing cupboard, or somewhere warm and dry, for a couple of weeks.  Then put them in a seed packet or envelope and sow them next year. 

If you do take cuttings, I would be very interested to hear how you get on.  

Kindest Regards

 Jo Blackwell

Kitchen Gardener

 

Meet the Author: Jo Blackwell
Jo  Blackwell

Jo Blackwell is new on the Harrod Horticultural block and has recently taken over her post as Horticultural Advisor and Kitchen Gardener in Stephanie's Kitchen Garden. She caught the gardening bug when she bought her first home 18 years ago.  Her first greenhouse soon followed and she later gained an allotment, where she grows her own organic fruit and vegetables.

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