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Q.Brown leaves on red pepper plant

Zone Sumner, WA | Flowers2 added on July 11, 2014 | Answered

Yesterday I noticed 2 of my container grown pepper plants have brown all over them. One of the plants kind of shriveled up and when I watered it some of the leaves fell off. I suspect they are not doing well in the hot sun we are having in the Northwest. Maybe I just need to cover them? I don’t know if it is too late, though, to try to save them.

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Answered on July 12, 2014

Thank you so much.

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Answered on July 12, 2014

Yes, brown and falling leaves are a bad sign. Are you sure the plants are getting enough water? If moisture is not the problem, there might be some disease. Here's an article on pepper problems, to help you know what to look for: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/common-pepper-plant-problems.htm
You can take leaf samples to the nearest Extension Service, who will be able to identify any problems: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/what-is-extension-service.htm

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