What does it mean when the bottom of the bell pepper is rotting out before the pepper is ready to pick?
This is blossom end rot. This article is about tomatoes, but the solutions for tomatoes is the same for peppers:
My pepper plants leaves seem to be dying from the ground up and I don't see any insects on the leaves. They are starting to wilt as well. Do you have any suggestions? This is the first time I planted them. The leaves just dry up and die and drop off it is not like some thing is eating them.
It sounds like it might have wilt. This article will explain more about it:
My red bell peppers are very small. How do I get them to grow bigger?
Add some phosphorus (bone meal) to the soil when planting. This article will help with growing them: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/how-to-grow-red-peppers.htm
I have planted each: red, orange, and yellow bell peppers. They are growing and the peppers are very big, but they are still green. They look like they should be picked. I am afraid they were labled wrong, or does it just take a long time for them to turn colors? I don't want to wait on them and let them rot on the vine. Is there something that will identify them, such as turning colors from stem, out or does it just take a long time to turn colors?
Yes, it takes some time for the peppers to turn. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/how-to-grow-red-peppers.htm
I have 5 bell pepper plants which I am growing outside in pots. They are at the stage of just producing fruit. One of the plants has fewer leaves, which are lighter in color and has a number of leaves which are turning black on top. This plant does have some fruit just beginning to grow. Another of the plants is the same lightness in color and its leaves have some light brown spots. The other three plants seem a healthy dark green with lots of flowers, a few bearing fruit. As far as I know they all come from the same seed packet. Do I have a problem?
Here is an article on some of the most common problems affecting these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/common-pepper-plant-problems.htm
Bell pepper leaves are shrivelled and black. Why?
This can happen for many reasons, such as weed killer overspray (carried by the wind usually), over watering and improper acclimation when planted. This can also happen if you used a homemade mixture with soap in it that had bleach. When making homemade mixture, make sure that the soap you are using is not labeled as "anti-bacterial" as these contain bleach as their anti-bacterial component. Bleach kills plants.
Black leaves mean that they are dead and the plants will need to be replaced.
My bell pepper plant's leaves are turning upside down. We have had way too much water this year but they seem to be doing okay with that. Now the leaves are turning with the underside up. This is very strange.
As with tomato plants, peppers can also suffer from a virus known as leaf curl. This may be what your pepper plant is experiencing, though it could also be attributed to a lack of water or restricted root growth if it's in a container. The following article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-leaves-curling.htm
I have the same problem. One large leaf on a bsnna pepper plant has turned itself upside down. This is not from wind. The stem of the otherwise perfectly healthy leaf has just grown in a spiral until the leaf is upside down. Ive tried to gently unteist the stem several times. It stas right side up for a while but inevitably flips over again
Andwers to this are hard to find as they all assumd you have leaf CURL But that is NOT the situation. The leaves arent curled, they’re upside down.
Any answers as to the cause or a solution to that?
It would be much appreciated. Im debating whether to let it hang there upside down, or simply cut it off.