Bell pepper plants
Our plants are dark green, have an an abundance of leaves, but no peppers have started to form. They were planted in the middle of May. The plants are about 2 to 2.5 feet tall. My husband fertilized with Lyme before he planted. What can be the problem? S. Jones
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Too hot or too cold are the most common reasons pepper plants don't produce. Also, if you planted the young plants a bit late in the season, the higher daytime temperatures are likely interfering with bloom set.
High nitrogen content in fertilizers is also a contributing factor to lack of fruit.
Finally...you've seen pollinators in your garden, right? Believe it or not, lack of pollination is a viable cause for lack of fruit.
This article will give you some additional information on growing successful pepper plants, including some good tips on the timing and the correct ratios in your fertilizer.