Bell Pepper Plants
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bell peppers rotting

Anonymous added on July 2, 2015 | Answered

My bell peppers grown in a pot are only getting to be about 2 in. diameter and then rotting. The plant itself is really beautiful and no signs of insects. I used miracle gro expand-n-gro soil in the pot. I have moved the plant back so it only receives about 5 hrs. of sun and am watering every day. Please help. Thank you.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 3, 2015

It sounds like a pollination issue. If the peppers are not properly pollinated, they will get soft and drop off the plant at about that size. Peppers and tomatoes pollinate in the same way, so this article will help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/pollinate-tomatoes.htm

If you are getting any peppers that are growing and it's rotting only the bottom portion of the fruit, this is blossom end rot. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/pepper-blossom-end-rot.htm

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