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Can You Really Start A Pepper Plant From Store-Bought Produce?
Instead of tossing the seeds from store-bought peppers into the compost bin or the trash, TikTok gardener @joesgarden suggests you pull out the seeds and plant them.
To save seeds from store-bought peppers, they must be ripe. You cannot know for sure if a store-bought pepper is mature unless it is red, so stick with seeds from red bell peppers.
For the best chance of germination, the seeds should be dry or almost dry. You can plant them directly in your garden after the last chance of frost has passed.
To get a jump on the season and start your seeds indoors, make a mini greenhouse out of a clear plastic container. Plant your seeds, water them, and put them in a warm sunny spot.