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Blocky, sweet cultivars of Capsicum annuum.

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Can peppers be saved after the branch broke off?

I had four beautiful young peppers on one branch, but it became too heavy & the branch broke off. If the peppers were still green when the branch broke will they continue to ripen
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I need help with keeping a bell pepper and sweet mint healthy and alive

Recently I got two plants from a store; they were a bell pepper and a sweet mint but the bell peppers leaves are drooping and the some of the mint plants leaves are dry and a bit brown. I'm in an RV ...
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What is wrong with my pepper plants?

We started a small garden this year. We are growing both bell peppers and jalapeño peppers. Both of them have the same issue where the top leaves are shriveling, but there is no yellowing or other ...
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Pepper plants too close

I have 2 pepper plants that are right in top of each other, can I just cut the weaker one one out? And it Will be ok?
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Brown spots on bell pepper

I noticed these brown spots appearing on my bell pepper yesterday. I live in Texas so it is very hot (I think it’s sun scorching) but I have had an incident where ants ate my tomato! I hand water once ...
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Bell pepper plant - brown (burnt/disease) new leaf growth: possible causes and remedies?

Complete beginner here, started learning how to grow pepper plants (and other type of plants) from seeds this year, so bare with me. I am growing some bell pepper plants that I started from seeds ...
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Whats the problem with my ball pepper plants?

Good day, I have quite a few ball pepper plants having the same issue. Is it because of the low winter temperatures (around 10C), or is there another issue? If so, what do I do to control it? Thanks
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Bell peppers changing too quick

I have 4 bell pepper plants. Same type of soil, planters, spot and sun. 2 of them don't start to turn color until they are larger which is normal. The other 2 change to red while they are still tiny ...
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My pepper plants grew tomatoes?

I got bell peppers of various colours that were bought in Tesco I believe and had a go at growing pepper plants from the seeds after I used the peppers. I watched them from seed in a small pot, ...
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holes in bell pepper

I'm at Seattle. Recently, I found holes on our bell pepper even when it's small.. Any ideas on what caused it? There're also some holes on leaves too, but not a lot. Shall I buy some oil or insect ...
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Yellowish spots under and above the leaves

What are these yellowish spots under and above the bell pepper plant? And I can see black ants around these spots.
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Does this look like green pepper or red pepper plants?

My hubby and I are NOT gardeners. Are these peppers (bell pepper) or weeds? Hate to be watering weeds lol
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Vegetable plants not growing after transplanting

I purchased zucchini, pepper, and tomato plants recently from a retail outlet. I brought it home and transplanted them to my raised bed. It has been two weeks and the plants don't seem to be growing ...
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Are mature store-bought veggie plants like these intended to stay in their pots?

We recently bought some large and mature (already budding) tomato and bell pepper plants from costco. Unfortunately they have 3 to 5-ish plants per pot, and I'm trying to figure out what to do with ...
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Should I be concerned about my bell peppers

Started Bell Peppers from seeds may 7 indoors, transplanted them a few weeks ago, I'm in USDA zone 5. They don't seem to be growing too well, in terms of bushing out and growing taller. Here is a ...
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Fungus on my peppers? Are they struggling?

What are these little green things in the soil of my peppers. Should I be worried? They were planted 7 weeks ago. I've since moved them into larger containers, and put more soil in as I think they ...
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Are my pepper plants growing at a decent rate?

Planted bell peppers a month ago in seed starting cells, and they have grown slower (germinated slower too) than the tomatoes and zucchini I planted at the same time. The leaves are turning a ...
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Unsure if Bell Pepper plant or not

This summer I planted pepper plants and noticed that these other plants have popped up after it has reached the end of its season. I think they are bell pepper plants but am unsure if they are since ...
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What to do with bugs on bell peppers

I just noticed that I have these weird little bugs on my bell peppers. Doesn't seem to impact the growth as of yet, but I would like to get rid of them somehow. What are they called? How can I get ...
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Should I move out my bell pepper plants?

Should I be moving my bell pepper plants into bigger pots now or should I let them grow more? If I should be moving them, how should I space them?
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What might be eating small holes in my bell pepper?

There appears to be something eating very small holes into my pepper fruits. At first I suspected an insect, but upon cutting the pepper open there were no signs of investation. One of the holes even ...
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higher temperature or more lighting - whats more important?

I'm trying to choose between 2 places to grow young bell peppers which will be transplanted in a few weeks. The first one is outside with plenty of natural light. Temperatures during the day are ...
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The plant stems start to split (crack) vertically in a hydroponic system

I have planted several bell pepper plants in my hydroponic system (DWC). I have used coconut peat as the growing medium and used the following nutrient solution: The problem is, all my plants have ...
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Why can it be that a green bell pepper plant just grows a single pepper with all the rest falling?

I am growing a green bell pepper plant: It grew many flowers and one started to grow a pepper But when it started to grow that one, all the rest stopped to grow, started to dry becoming yellow and ...
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Is it possible to grow bell pepper from store-brought bell peppers?

I was wondering if it is possible to grow bell pepper plants from the store brought bell peppers. Of course, I googled it it says that we have to dry the seeds first and then plant them in potting mix/...
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Are my Bell Pepper seeds showing signs of germination?

I’m new to growing bell pepper plant. Surfed through the web and found the paper towel and ziplock method and I thought of adopting that. It has been at least 3-4 days now and I want to know if the ...
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What is eating the base of bell pepper plant?

I live in San Francisco Bay area. Till last year I did not have this problem. Something is eating the base of my bell pepper plant which is about 18 inches tall and producing. The critter is eating ...
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Is it normal to have a white fuzzy substance on the seedling of my pepper plant?

I found this on my orange sweet pepper plant seedling. It's kind of like a fuzzy ball. Is it normal?
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Is Plant Still Safe to Eat If Mysterious Mushroom Grew in the Same Planter?

Two days ago I noticed a mysterious and short-lived mushroom in my planter that is housing a flowering "Carnival Blend" bell pepper plant. Yesterday it looked like this: Today the mushroom is dead ...
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pepper rotting disease

Some bottom rotting is developing on my peppers. I've seen similar stuff on tomatoes, but not yet on peppers. Is this blossom end rot, pepper edition?
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Did my peppers cross? (see pictures)

So I'm growing Carolina Reapers and bell peppers in very close proximity to each other. On one of my bell pepper plants there is a strange looking pepper. It looks like a Reaper and its on one of my ...
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Is Xanthomonas a host-specific disease?

I grew some volunteer cantaloupes in pots this summer, but they got hit hard by what I believe is Xanthomonas, a bacteria which causes angular leaf spot. I tossed the diseased plants, but I'd like to ...
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How do I promote ripening and harvest peppers correctly?

I'm trying to get some growth and color to my orange peppers. Will they color quicker with more sun or less? What about more water or less water? Finally, I understand that I should not cut them off ...
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Why are my green bell peppers turning brown?

For some reason my bell peppers are turning brown before full maturity. How do I avoid this?
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I planted bell peppers. Is this actually a bell pepper? [duplicate]

I planted a bunch of different things. Bell peppers, squash, etc. The bell pepper plants are all about the same size (10"). One grow on the very far side right next to where I started growing ...
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Why are my Bell pepper leaves deformed with contoured edges?

I recently moved to a new apartment with a high balcony. It gets lots of sun, but also a lot of wind. Since I moved here about 1 month ago, my pepper plant leaves have started to become deformed (...
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What's eating my pepper leaves?

I'm have two bell pepper plants that seem to be attracting a hungry pest. I'm in Phoenix AZ. What insect is causing this damage? Is this a significant threat to the health of the plant? So far it ...
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If I harvest bell pepper, will it grow back? (I control the temperature in my small greenhouse)

If I harvest bell pepper, will it grow back? (I control the temperature 25 C* in my small greenhouse) If yes, I pick bell pepper fruit only or it needs pruning also after harvesting? how to do it ...
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What's causing discoloration and spots on my Tomato and Bell Pepper plants?

I had an issue with tomato hornworms. I sprayed my plants with a BT Dipel solution. A few days after I sprayed them, I noticed a change in the plants. I did some research and found that it could be ...
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Is there actually such a thing as a ripe green pepper?

I grew what I thought was a green bell pepper (it was) from seeds that I grabbed out of a store bought green bell pepper but it ended up ripening to orange bell pepper. While doing some research ...
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What ate the leaves of my bell pepper plant?

I planted a sweet orange bell pepper plant last week in my garden bed, which was converted from a fire pit. It's only half a foot tall and hasn't flowered yet. One day, an entire leaf was chewed off. ...
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Home-made Solution for White-Spotted Curley Leaves on Pepper Leaves

I had bought 10 pots of peppers a while back. Not all of them seemed healthy, but since they had the fruits, I thought I can use the fruits and bin the pots if I can't keep them. I was keeping them in ...
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What is the optimal LED wattage for a single bell pepper plant?

I plan on topping it to keep the canopy wide. I am most concerned with getting an LED fixture that doesn't fully activate photosynthesis. Granted I know that wattage isn't the best way to determine ...
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How long can a bell pepper plant thrive while maintained indoors?

I haven't found anything stating that the plant dies off after producing fruit and it is my understanding that if I keep the environmental conditions correct, continue manual pollination, and add ...
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Pumpkin sprout and pepper plants have holes in leaves

I have a pumpkin sprout that sprouted very nicely, but I woke up this morning and the sprout had two holes in it. The holes were yellowish and had scabbing around the outside. The pepper plant is ...
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Can red ants harm bell pepper plants?

My potted bell pepper plants were looking healthy until recently: wide green leaves, thick stems. But now they have this "droopy" look. I've noticed red ants are always on the plant stems and leaves. ...
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Why did my red bell pepper become tan colored?

I planted a red bell pepper seedling that I bought from a local nursery a couple weeks ago. It has been growing rapidly and upright. One of the egg-sized vegetables had suddenly developed a large tan ...
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Will this pepper seedling survive being spilled from it's pot?

I started growing some sweet peppers plants about 2 weeks ago. Yesterday I was moving them out of the window to get them away from the cold and I accidentally dropped one of the containers and ...
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Why are the leaves on my bell pepper plant starting to turn yellow?

I've been noticing the older leaves on my bell pepper plant have started to turn yellow. I'm growing them from a 1 gallon pot. Any ideas or solutions how to keep them healthy if this is a cause for ...
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Pruning leaves from bell pepper plants

I have a few bell pepper plants out in the garden and they are finally starting to bud. Is it a good idea to prune the older and larger leaves below the buds to encourage larger fruit? I am growing ...
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