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Asked by zulmi51 on February 10, 2011
Green Pepper Blossoms Falling

My green pepper plants have many blossoms but they are consistently falling with their stem. I noticed where the stem attaches to the main
branch, the connection site is brownish-black.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There are many reasons why pepper blossoms may drop. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/pepper-blossoms-falling-off.htm

In addition, bell peppers often have a purple-black coloration at points where stems meet, but if the black color is solid black and the area is shriveled, or you see cankers on the stems, this would indicate a possible issue. One possibility is a condition called stem scald, which normally happens on the main stem. What happens is a heat source can focus heat on a part of the stem and it wilts. It is known to happen when plastic is used and it focuses the heat onto a part of the stem. This article may also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/pepper-problems.htm

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roy

TRY MIXING A TABLESPOONFUL OF EPSOM SALTS IN A QUART OF WATER AND THEN SPRAYING THE PEPPER PLANT REAL GOOD....MAY HAVE TO REPEAT IN 10 DAYS OR SO.....THIS WILL INCREASE YOUR BLOSSOMS AND FRUIT.....AS FOR HOW TALL, DEPENDS ON YOUR SOIL, I NEVER PRUNE ANY PEPPER PLANT....ROY...butchfomby@yahoo.com

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Asked by Anonymous on May 4, 2011
Green Peppers

I live in Toronto, Canada. In the past four or five years, my peppers have had a white-colored worm inside, about 1/4-1/2 inches long. There is no hole of any kind that would indicate an entry point. In fact, the peppers look perfect from the outside. My guess is that some kind of insect is laying its larva in the flower before the fruit comes out, and then it grows into worms inside as the pepper develops. Others I have talked to in different parts of the city have experienced the same thing. Please help, as at times the whole crop is lost.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This article will help determine what worm may be affecting your pepper plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/worms-on-peppers.htm

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Asked by tomearmstrong on May 15, 2011
How Far Do You Space Green Pepper Plants

The plants are about 9 inches tall already. I was given 6 of them today and want to plant them tomorrow.

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tomearmstrong

Space 18-24 inches apart, in rows 24 to 36 inches apart. This spacing may vary somewhat by variety.

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Asked by Anonymous on May 18, 2011
Green Pepper Plant Problem

My plants are blooming, and as soon as the bloom dies and falls off, the little pepper falls off too.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is typically caused by a pollination issue. These articles will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/pollinate-tomatoes.htm (tomatoes and peppers are hand pollinated the same way.)

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Asked by Anonymous on June 2, 2011
Vegetable Gardening

I just recently started a garden, so I bought some soil, manure, and peat moss. I made a raised bed and planted tomato plants, green peppers, and cucumbers. The plants are about 8 to 10 inches high. It’s been about 8 days and the plant leaves seem to curl a little, also a slight yellowing on the tomato leaves. I water them in the morning every day. What is causing this? I have good soil and 7 hours of direct light a day.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You may not be watering deep enough. Now that the plants have established themselves, you can just water 1-2 times a week for 20 minutes or so. Really, the plants need 2" of water a week, so you may want to measure how much your watering system is spreading. When you water for longer periods, the roots go deeper and you get healthier plants.

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Asked by Anonymous on June 3, 2011
Green Pepper Plant

I am growing green pepper plant in a bin with a tomato plant. The leaves now look like something has eaten some of them. They blossom and then a pepper starts to grow and then when it is small, the stem part where the pepper is growing turns black. And now the other plants in other bins (also pepper plants) have blossoms that look like they died. I have sprayed them with a ‘green product’ that is supposed be soapy and the bugs can’t get on the plant. This product is for plants and vegetables and it is from last year. Is there hope for these plants?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Bell peppers often have a purple-black coloration at points where stems meet, but if the black color is a solid black and the area is shriveled, this would indicate the black are is the issue. As for the dying blossoms, it is either a lack of water or pollination is not happening fully. Increase water and give the peppers a little shake when they are in flower. This will help with pollination. You may also find this article helpful:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/creating-a-pollinator-garden.htm

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Asked by tomthg on June 16, 2011
Green Bell Peppers

What would be a balanced fertilizer for green bell peppers?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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