Peppers are more exacting than tomatoes in their requirements,
but may be grown over a wide range in the United States. Being hot
weather plants, peppers cannot be planted in the North until the
soil has warmed up and all danger of frost is over. In the South,
planting dates vary with the location, fall planting being
practiced in some locations.
Start pepper plants 6 to 8 weeks
before needed. The seeds and plants require a somewhat higher
temperature than those of the tomato. Otherwise they are handled
in exactly the same way (fig. 29).