Bell Pepper Plants

Why Do My Bell Peppers Show Signs of Leaf Curl


caseybee added on May 21, 2012 | Answered

I planted red and yellow bell peppers about a month past. Plants seem to be doing well, reaching 8-10 inches in height. Now they seem to be starting to have the leaves curling. WHY?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 22, 2012

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. The following article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-leaves-curling.htm

Now that the plants have established themselves, you should be watering the plants 1-2 times a week for 20 minutes or so. When you water for longer periods, the roots go deeper and you get healthier plants.

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