I plant hot peppers and bell peppers in rows side by side. Hot peppers do great; bells do very poorly. Is there a different soil prep or something for the two kinds of pepper or what could be the problem? Thank you.
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They are essentially the same as far as needs but hot varieties do tend to do better in drier soil, as they were mostly developed in areas where it is a bit drier. It may be that there is too little water for the bell varieties. It may also be a fungus or bacteria that is attacking the bell peppers that the hot varieties have a natural resistance to. What symptoms do you see on the bell peppers?