Vegetable gardening is really easy if you know what to do. Below are some excellent tips on what needs to be done to get those tomatoes, chili plants and others to look healthy.
Choose a good location. Preferably a west location as this side will have plenty of sun. Most vegetables like lots of sunlight. Especially green chile peppers, japapenos and other southwestern chile.
Vegetables and Chile plants love the long southwestern sunshine which is ideal for productive and abundant crop.
Rototill the land or at least dig up the soil with a shovel to loosen the dirt/soil.
Clear the spot or location of any large rocks, grass or weeds that may be in the area.
Chose a good vegetable fertilizer and apply it over the soil.
Chile peppers and vegetables do NOT like cooler temperatures. Plant them when temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees fahrenheit during the night.
A good fertilizer will have the following nutrients: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K) are the three nutrients of concern to most gardeners. Calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg) are also needed. A good fertilizer will have a 5-10-5 mixture. Apply about 2 tablespoons per 50 sq ft.
Consider growing vegetables and chile seeds that are suitable for your area. Call your local Nursery for information on what will grow well in your area. Many nurseries have vegetables and chile already planted as seedlings. These type of plants will do better for the novice gardener since they are already set to plant and grow!