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We all know capsicums as the vegetable that can be eaten fresh or cooked; or used to add flavour to a huge range of dishes, from Asian stir fries to Mediterranean dishes and Mexican chilli beans. Capsicums have a huge range of other uses as well, from condiments such as sweet chilli sauce, to ornamental uses as a bedding plant grown for colourful foliage or fruits.

Get to know more about Capsicums and Chillies with brightly illustrated ebook- Growing and Using Capsicums and Chillies. With 71 pages of wonderful facts about capsicums and chillies, this ebook will have you growing, knowing and cooking your own delicious home grown capsicums. Discover the ideal growing conditions for the plants that will see you producing healthy plants and bumper crops. Learn to identify different varieties of chillies and capsicums and cook some great recipes with the fruit.

Capsicums are also known by the common names of pepper or chilli. The capsicum species that we grow most widely around the world is Capsicum annuum. Capsicums belong to the Solanaceae family of plants, as do tomato, eggplant and potato. A very wide variety of weeds and ornamental plants also belong to this family; some are also edible, but many are toxic, if not deadly.


This Ebook covers the following topics:

CHAPTER 1 HISTORY AND SCIENCE
History of the capsicum
Taxonomy of the capsicum

CHAPTER 2 GROWING CAPSICUMS
Growing requirements for capsicums
Temperature requirements
Light requirements
Plant spacing requirements
Nutritional requirements
Cation exchange capacity and nutrients
Ph requirements
Soil organic matter
Fertilizer requirements
Nitrogen
Phosphorus
Potassium
How much to apply
Nutritional requirements of capsicums
Plant tissue analysis for nutrients
Plant analysis guide for sampling time, plant part and nutrient levels of capsicums
Soil water
Watering capsicums
Cultural techniques
Cover crops
Crop rotation
Companion plants
Propagation
Pest and disease problems
Pests
Diseases
Other problems
General guidelines to control pest and disease problems
Harvesting

CHAPTER 3 SPECIES AND CULTIVARS
Bell peppers
Long sweet yellow peppers
Hot red capsicums
Heritage or heirloom varieties versus hybrids
Some capsicum cultivars
Suggested varieties to grow
Sweet or bell peppers
Chilli peppers
Other chilli pepper cultivars
Hungarian varieties

CHAPTER 4 USING CAPSICUMS
Nutritional value
Growing capsicums as commercial crops
Growing capsicums for ornamental purposes
Capsicums as preserves
Freezing capsicums
Drying capsicums
Cooking
Handling peppers
Medicines
Pesticides
Other
Recipes
Traditional Italian classics
Thai style
Spanish style
Mexican style
Indian style
Modern style
Drinks

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