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Asked by
mwatt678 on
January 23, 2018
Sri Lanka, Hokandara

Q. One plant in my hydroponic (DWC) setup started to wilt. What are the reasons that affect only one plant to wilt?

Hi, I have setup a hydroponic system indoors and planted 6 chilli plants in one bucket. It’s a DWC system where I fill the bucket with water and mix the nutrient solution and submerge the plant roots in it. I have also setup an air pump with dual outlets to aerate the solution. On top I have grow light strips.

The problem is, out of the 6 plants, one started to wilt. I planted them two days ago. I attached some photos of my setup.

Any idea why this is happening?

Best Regards,
Pubudu

Answered by
BushDoctor on
January 23, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

There are a few things to note here. These lights are more suited to leafy greens that do not require much... With peppers, you will want 50 to 100 watts of light per plant in order for them to produce. I see some stretching in several of the plants.

I run LED myself, but I keep a general rule of about 750 watts to a 5x5 foot area. You might even think about using household LED, if you do not wish to purchase a horticultural grade LED. These can supply a good amount of light, although not as efficiently.

This could also be a nutrient issue, or a pH issue. Do you have a way to manage, and measure these?

And last, it could have something to do with your nutrient line that you are using... What would this be?

I'll be glad to help you further with more information.

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Asked by
Morgan on
March 15, 2018
Sydney

Q. Chilli

Is it ok to have two chilli plants in one pot?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
March 15, 2018
A.

That depends on the size of the pot and the ultimate size of the plants. I grow 2-3 serrano chilis in a 9 inch deep, 12" wide container. And I tuck a cilantro or 2 in there until the chilis get bigger.

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Asked by
Rid on
June 10, 2018
Sydney

Q. Garden pests

Hi my chillies have been attacked by white flies. Not sure if I can revive them or should I just throw them out?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
June 10, 2018
A.

Try neem oil and give the plants some liquid fertilizer to help them bounce back.

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Asked by
twistertwisterxox on
August 19, 2018
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Q. My Chili plant is growing healthy but no Chillies. the same thing for my geranium plant. Looks very green and health but, no flow

ers. Any help appreciated, thank you

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 20, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

There can be a few reasons.
This article will help you access the plant and it's growing conditions.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/peppers-not-producing.htm

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Asked by
miss4eyes1012 on
October 21, 2018
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Q. Is there a type of chilli which does not have seeds?

My friend gave me some chilli seeds to grow a while ago. However, the chilli that I got now is completely no seeds. Could I please be explained how it could happen?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 23, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Yes, This is an example of parthenocarpy. Peppers are notorious for this, since they are self fertile. Sometimes you will have a pepper flower that did not get pollinated at all. The pepper will still swell, and may or may not get as big, but will lack seeds since it was not pollinated.

Not all of your fruit will exhibit this trait, and is usually a sign of stress, but not always.

This article will give you more information on the proper care of chili peppers: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/growing-chili-pepper-plants.htm

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Asked by
peterdrives on
April 27, 2019

Q. leaves on my chiliplant are wrinkling, why is this?

The plants are well watered, in direct sunlight and are approx. 6″ tall.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
April 27, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

Please include a photo. Depending on, exactly, how it looks, it can be normal or it can be quite a few different issues. A photo will help me to see what is going on.

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