How to Grow Your Own Hot Sauce

GYO Hot Sauce Seedsheet
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For all the spicy-lovers out there, you'd be surprised how simple it is to not only make your own hot sauce, but also to grow your own fresh ingredients. That's the definition of DIY.


To have organic & ethically-produced spicy sauce, grow it and make it yourself. Trust us, you'll be faster to convert to the homegrown than you think. We're here for you, helping you take control of your food.


Ingredients in the Grow Your Own Hot Sauce Kit:

Cayenne peppers

Cayenne peppers

Ring-O-Fire Cayenne Pepper

  • Fast-growing, HOT pepper
  • Green peppers are less spicy, ready to harvest in about 7 weeks
  • Wait for the green peppers to ripen and turn a fire engine red color about 2 weeks later
  • Harvest peppers when they reach your desired color so the plant can keep producing more
  • Cayenne peppers can help prevent arthritis, fight against common cold & flu, and aid digestion

Harvesting a Napoli carrot

Harvesting a Napoli carrot

Napoli Carrot

  • Great flavor, excellent variety to grow in a container
  • Make sure to pull extra sprouts and "thin" to 1 plant per pod
  • Baby-sized in about 7 weeks, but wait 10 more days for a fuller sized root
  • Excellent for vision, promoting healthy skin, and full of fiber

Harvesting homegrown carrots

Thinning atomic carrot seedlings

Thinning atomic carrot seedlings

Atomic Carrot

  • A red carrot variety--tastes just like normal-carrot!
  • Make sure to pull extra sprouts and "thin" to 1 plant per pod
  • Ready to harvest in about 10 weeks
  • The red pigment is lycopene, an important antioxidant and cancer-fighter

Lineup of Purple Bunching Onions

Lineup of Purple Bunching Onions

Purple Bunching Onions

  • These look like scallions or mini-onions, but with purple mini-bulbs
  • All parts of the plant are edible (even the green tops)
  • Give the green leaves a "haircut" as the roots develop, or let the plants mature to full-size in about 8 weeks
  • Onions improve skin & hair health, are known cancer-fighters, and also can act as a mood-booster.

Did you know?

Peppers have some of the highest amounts of pesticide residue that persists on the skins long after harvested. Showing up on the top of the "dirty dozen" list, peppers can accumulate up to 97 different pesticides used during production. That's 97 toxic reasons to make you think twice about where your food comes from!

Hot Sauce Kit Essential Growing Tips:

  • The  Hot Sauce Seedsheet can be grown outside in full-sun during your climate zone's frost-free parts of the year. All 3 varieties will be ready to start harvesting from after about 6 weeks, so count backwards at least 1.5 months before the first frost if planting outdoors. 
  • Peppers will continue to produce just like tomatoes, so you'll get multiple hot harvests!
  • Use organic fertilizer for optimal production and growth.
  • Keep the growing-going! Move your container garden to a sunroom or south-facing window when the temperatures start to dip too low.
  • Get a jump start in the spring: plant your Hot Sauce Kit indoors in a sunny window right around your last frost and move it outside once the temperatures are consistently above freezing.
  • Not ready to plant right now? Seedsheets have a 1-year shelf life! Plan to plant yours, of give the gift of a garden to share this DIY fresh herbs hack with a friend. 

Hot Sauce Seedsheet Recipes:


Growing inside? 

Check out our blog post with the essential tips you need to grow your hot sauce ingredients year-round in the comfort of your own home!