2. Spacing Pepper Plants
If you want to make sure that your pepper plants will thrive happily in your garden for years to come, then it’s important to make sure that you do some basic planning before putting your first plants into the ground.
Pepper plants are best spaced at least 16 to 20 inches apart, with rows being spaced apart slightly further. This information can of course be disregarded if you’re planting your bell peppers in a pot first, as long as you’re leaving enough room for the roots system to flourish under the soil.
Gardeners should also consider what’s being planted close to their pepper plants. Ideal companions for pepper plants include things like carrots and spinach. Leave enough space between plants to ensure that roots can move freely – it can save you a lot of time and effort.
Things you don’t want to plant near pepper plants include things like potatoes and strawberries.