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Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Problem: (Peppers) They Do Well, Mature, Flower, Set Some Fruit then Wither and Die.

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I got a question from a self proclaimed chilly serial pepper killer. Her chilly peppers seem to follow the pattern of: They grow a good size, flower, set some fruit and then the leaves wither/wilt and the plant dies. If you have the time, I would appreciate some help from all our experience (out there) with helping her figure out what might be wrong.

My thoughts were this....

  1. Peppers can suffer from too much love. They need moisture but too much soaking water can harm them. Perhaps let them hang on the drier side of moisture.
  2. If they were in containers, maybe try a different heavier soil
  3. If they were in the ground, a rotation might be in store.

If you need more information. Leave a comment. I am sure you can get more details.

Thanks for the Help!