Love spicy food? Grow peppers in your garden! Give peppers a very sunny spot that they can occupy all season long and where peppers have not grown recently. Growing them in raised beds, which has warmer soil, will hasten the ripening. Peppers like a sandy, fertile loam soil. However, do not give this plant too much nitrogen because then the plant produces more leaves and less fruit. Some extra phosphorus is beneficial, and the plant will suffer if the soil is too low in calcium or magnesium. It prefers a soil with the pH of 6.5. The most important thing is to have warm temperatures and a steady supply of water. Continue reading about different types of peppers at thehomesteadgarden.com.