Red Pepper Plants

Red Pepper Plants

Anonymous added on June 29, 2011 | Answered

This year my husband and I are attempting to grow red peppers. Last year we had more cucumbers and tomatoes than we knew what to do with. As of yet, we have not seen any actual 'fruit'. The plants are fairly large and seem healthy, but nothing. All of our other vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, string beans) already have stuff growing, especially the string beans, which we've been eating now for about a week. We struggled with a very rainy June and not a lot of sun. Could that be the problem? Is there hope that we'll get peppers this year?

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Answered on June 30, 2011

It sounds like you have too much nitrogen in the soil. This creates lots of leaves and few blossoms, which are needed for fruiting to occur. Add phosphorus to the soil to help re-balance it. Bone meal is a good source of phosphorus.

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