Gardening Know How Questions & Answers -

Red Pepper Plants

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?

1 Comment (Open | Close)

1 Comment To "Red Pepper Plants"

#1 Comment By Nikki On 06/30/2011 @ 7:23 am

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.

Article printed from Gardening Know How Questions & Answers:

URL to article:

Have any questions about this topic? Visit us at to ask your questions and get friendly answers from gardening experts.

You can also find us at:
'Like' us on Facebook:
Follow us on Twitter: - @gardenknowhow
Follow us on Pinterest:

Copyright © 2019 Gardening Know How Questions & Answers. All rights reserved.