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Greenhouses may help peppers

The plants do best with daytime temperatures of 70 to 80 degrees F and night-time temperatures of around 60 degrees F, according to the Eureka and California Times-Standard.

It advised Thai, jalapeno and Super Chillies do well in coastal regions and explained the peppers should be grown in full sunlight.

The publication said : “If you‘re growing peppers in containers, plant transplants into two-gallon containers filled with equal parts of chicken manure, compost and potting soil.”

Hydration is important for the plants in order to get the juiciest fruit and those not grown directly into the soil need special attention with the watering can.

Those growing in greenhouses should check the plants regularly for aphids and wash any affected specimens, the article stated.

Growers who like their peppers spicy may wish to try the Dorset Naga – said to be among the hottest chillies in the world.