Jalapeno Pepper Plants

Pepper Plants Are Losing Leaves and Have Dark Patches on the Leaves That Have Died.

Anonymous added on June 3, 2011 | Answered

I'm growing sweet bell, jalapeno, cherry hot, and long hots and they are dropping leaves that have dark spots on them. This doesn't look normal. Temps have been warm and the plants have been in the ground for over a week. Is there something I should do about this?

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Answered on June 4, 2011

Black spots on pepper plants are often caused from an environmental disorder, in this case it's likely the hot, dry temps. Have they gotten sufficient water during this time? You can try adding some lime to the soil and then give the plants a good soaking. Also, mulch around the plants to help retain moisture. This is especially helpful when it gets hot and dry.

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