7 Life Lessons from My Garden

Learn how to plant a bell pepper.

Bassey BY
7 min readSep 24, 2020


Photo by Dani California on Unsplash

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Do it your way when it comes to gardening, farming, or house planting. Each serves the same purpose and teaches life lessons. No experience is needed for planting peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, or bitter-leaf.

My garden serves as a lifestyle laboratory and access to vegetables and fruits for lunch or dinner.

This year I planted peppers, tomatoes, onions, and bitter-leaf.

See photo #1.

Photo #1 by the author — my garden, 04/20. Planting pot works too.

Planting peppers are similar to planting tomatoes, oranges, and eggplants. The bitter leaf grows from the stem or a branch (see photo #5).

Learn How to Plant Bell Pepper And 7 Life Lessons from My Garden:

Lesson 1: Patience

As in life, you need the patience to get things done. Any good thing takes time. Wait and work on something without complaining or whining. There is no overnight success, even if you have a superior talent or put in your best effort.

Malcolm Gladwell explains the benefit of patience and practice in his book, “Outliers The Story of Success”.

What I did:

  • I bought a bell pepper from the store. You can purchase seeds if you want from a supermarket (see photos #2).
  • I used a container from my home.
  • I used leftover soil and manure.
  • I prepared the pot. I added fertilizer and planted the seeds.
  • You can place the pot on your kitchen or your bathroom counter near a window. Take excellent care of the seeds.
  • I watered the seeds every other day. Too much water can kill the seeds.
  • The photo on your right is after 13 weeks. You can separate the plant as soon…



Bassey BY

I write lifestyle stories that help us get healthier, wiser, happier,& wealthier.I like to organize, garden, cook & invest. https://bassey.medium.com/subscribe