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Q.I Planted A Few Different Chili Peppers In My Garden And Most Of Them Are Dying, But The Ones I Have In Pots Are Not. What Is Happ

dulcefrausto95 added on May 12, 2020 | Answered

ening to them? These plants include cherry peppers, habanero peppers, and habanero. I have included a picture below of wha the leaves look like. I’m not sure if they are either being over watered or not watered enough. We live in Chicago and the weather hasn’t been ideal, but this started happening after I decided to cover my plants with a plastic bag so that they wouldn’t frost during a cold night.

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Answered on May 14, 2020

They should be covered with burlap to prevent this sort of damage. They likely suffocated, temporarily.

Recovery will consist of their normal routine care.

To be certain, I would also spray with a fungicide. This will be to prevent infection during this time of stress.

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