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Q.Bell Pepper Problems

Anonymous added on May 11, 2014 | Answered

We are near the Rio Grande and our soil is sandy. It is often very windy also. I planted six 4″ bell peppers three days ago. A couple of them are showing white areas on top of the leaves. What is the proper way to water these young plants?

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Answered on May 11, 2014

The white areas are sunscald. This is caused when seedlings are not properly acclimated. This article will help you with acclimating them in the future: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/how-to-harden-off-your-seedlings.htm For the first week or two, water daily. Then after that, they need 2-4 inches of water a week.

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