Q.Why Do My Red Bell Pepper Baby Plants Wilt In The Sun After A Few Minutes?
They are fine over night and the first few minutes outside, then they wilt in about 70 degree weather. They are pure green and look good til then. I have them in pots/buckets that I bring in and out each day. Sometimes they do better then other days and bounce back easily. I read they are good in full sun. I live in far northern California and its very low humidity and so I water when it needs it, sometimes twice a week and I do less water then overwater. Any ideas of why they wilt so fast in only warm weather, as it is only april. Thank you.
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They look like they need more water. They are very small yet and may need water every day. I wouldn't saturate the whole pot, though, if they are in large containers.