Step1 Harden Off
Gradually expose the pepper seedlings to outdoor conditions for 7-10 days before transplanting. Start with a few hours of indirect sunlight, gradually increasing to direct sunlight, and then to outdoor overnight temperatures.
Step2 Digging Holes
Dig a hole for each pepper using a trowel, ensuring that the hole is slightly larger than the root ball or pot size of the plant.
Step3 Plant Placement
Gently place the pepper in the hole, positioning the plant so that the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil. If transplanting seedlings, bury them slightly deeper than they were in the seedling tray.
Step4 Filling In
Carefully fill in the hole around the pepper, using soil to cover the roots and firmly pack the soil down to eliminate air pockets.
Generously water the pepper immediately after transplanting to settle the soil and help establish the plant in its new location.
If necessary, provide support to the pepper using garden stakes, tomato cages, or other plant supports. Attach the plant loosely to the support to avoid damaging the stem.