Peppers in pots
Staying in India and retired. Have taken to vegetable gardening as a hobby. Am trying to grow capsicum and chili plants in pots. What is the correct type of soil to use? Present plant leaves are drooping and curling.
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When growing in containers, it is best to use a potting mix. Soil from the yard will compact in containers and plants have trouble growing in it. Potting mixes can be purchased or there are several recipes you can make. Here is one: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/soilless-growing-mediums.htm
Also keep in mind that plants in containers need far more water than plants in the ground. Watering daily, even twice a day, in high temperatures may be necessary.