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Questions tagged [peppers]

Usually refers to New World *Capiscum* plants of the *Solanaceae* (nightshade) family, but can also refer to plants such as black pepper (*Piper*) and pimenta.

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Pepper Seedlings

Planting regular ole' bell peppers from seeds and have them growing in a seed starting tray. I sowed the seeds a month ago and the plants haven't gotten big, especially when compared with the ...
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2 Pepper plants in 1 pot - remove one?

I bought a pepper plant that has 2 plants right next to each other. Should I remove or cut out the smaller plant when I transplant into the ground? Will it grow better with only 1 plant?
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Help! Why is my pepper plant experiencing dogs vomit slime mold?

I have a potted pepper and tomato plant (I know I need to move one out for more space) but yesterday I walked out and my pepper plant was having its leaves just fall off and my tomato plants almost ...
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What is happening to my pepper seedlings?

I grew them indoors for about a month then moved then to new pots. I was careful to not destroy the roots as best I could. I also attempted to "harden" them for a few days when it happened to be ...
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Carolina Reaper problem

I have a problem on a Carolina Reaper. It's +- 2 months old. I grow them indoors(living room, +- 20 degrees celcius) under a 45 Watt LED grow panel (50 cm above the plants). I use universal potting ...
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How to identify unknown chili plant

I've had a pepper plant for about 2 years now, which was sold to me as a ghost pepper plant when it was a seedling. Lately I've been starting to doubt this identification, as the peppers don't seem ...
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Is it safe to consume fruits from plants grown in metal cans?

We drink a lot of coffee in our house so we have tons of these aluminum (?) cans (about 10cm in diameter): I would like to re-purpose these cans as growing containers for some hot peppers (Capsicum X)...
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How to prune chili plants to help recover from transplant shock

I have a ghost pepper plant I'm growing indoors, and I just (5 days ago) transplanted it from a 7" to a 12" pot. Not knowing any better at the time, I broke up the roots a bit during transplant. Now ...
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White Bead on an indoor pepper plant

I moved my pepper plants indoors to overwinter them and one has recently developed some small white beads on the leaves that I am unfamiliar with. Which pest am I dealing with and how best can I ...
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Green and red chillies on same plant

We moved to our house in the late summer and found a plant in the garden full of long green chilis. It produced well into the autumn and all chillies were green. Then, in the spring, it started to ...
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Keeping up the chili pepper ripening process while suffering from drastic climate change

With the frost approaching rapidly in my area, I brought inside a few potted chili pepper plants for overwintering. Some of the plants, however, still have lots of unripe peppers on them (hundreds in ...
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Drying chilli plants

I have this healthy chili plant with 7-8 fruits in it. since last 2 or 3 days I can see a couple of branches of the plant are drying up. Fruits are okay but the branches, leaves and flowers of some ...
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Do plants need to be re-hardened after being brought back inside?

I have ~2 month old bell pepper and heirloom tomato plants that have been spending the last month outdoors in full sun. Unfortunately I'm leaving on a 10-day trip, and will be keeping them watered ...
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What is this pest I found on my chilli pepper?

Last year, I found some brown spots on some of my pepper plants. I couldn't see any insects so I trimmed the affected parts quite aggressively. The plant survived the operation quite well and ...
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Is my Cayenne plant healthy?

I'm based in London, UK. I planted Cayenne around mid-may 2018, this is how they are currently looking like (leaves look a bit too big to me compared to other pics of the plants I've seen). So at ...
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What kind of pepper is this?

Friend gave me some seeds that she had stored for a while. I planted them and they grew into this beautiful chili plant. We have no idea what kind of pepper it is exactly. The fruit is relatively ...
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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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Can blossom end rot appear on side of pepper?

Some of my bell peppers have rotting spots that look like blossom end rot, but in each case, the rotten spot is high on the side of the pepper, nearer the stem than the end. Could this be blossom end ...
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I have planted some seeds but they don't grow to a full plant, why is this?

I bought some seeds such as the following (pepper), but there are also seeds of other plants. I'll use this one as an example. In the back, there are instructions: It instructs to plant in a 0,5cm ...
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Trying to identify small insects on peppers (and if they're dangerous)

I'm completely new to gardening in Colorado, so I hope this isn't a dumb question. Today I noticed some very tiny bugs crawling on the leaves of my pepper plants and and there are a few very small ...
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What animal is digging at my pepper plants and what can I do to prevent it?

Some animal has been digging at the ground around my pepper plants. The rest of my garden is fine, including my tomatoes. This is a regularly occurring problem, every two days or so. What animal ...
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What's wrong with my peppers plants :(?

Hello. Fairly new to gardening. First time peppers, I planted a bunch of different varieties hot and sweet in big planter beds that I built on my terrace. First my jalapeno started to get yellow ...
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Pepper plants slow growth and black parts of stems?

I have 4 pepper plants (Syngeta Barbie F1) in raised bed together with 4 cherry tomato plants. Both peppers and tomatoes were planted as seedlings and while tomatoes have grown significantly and have ...
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How do I know if seeds are growing?

I bought some "aji dulce" (peppers) seeds from home depot,and I planted two of them in a pot, but I have no idea if these seeds are growing since they are so small. Instead of planting them in a pot ...
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Why does my ghost chilli plant look this way? All help is appreciated

The leaves are quite curled and compared to my other peppers, the leaves are a bit yellow as well. I’ve read online that it could be due calcium deficiency but at the moment I’m not entirely sure. I’...
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What triggers flowering for an overwintered chile pepper?

I have a bhut jolokia that is now going on 7 years old. Each year, I put it outside after last frost. 2-3 months later, I am able to harvest ripe peppers. At the end of the season, I bring it back ...
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Why are my snack peppers wilting?

Snack Peppers; I love these things, the kids eat them right in the garden while we work there. The seeds are harder to find than most peppers in local stores, and I refuse to pay $3.50 for a single ...
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What kind of chili plant is this?

What kind of chili plant is this? I bought this chili plant from the market today but don't know what kind of chili it is. Any ideas?
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Growing multiple pepper plants in one pot vs just one plant per pot

I'm a real hot chili lover, and yearly grow about 50 plants from about 10 varieties. I'm used to grow 3 plants (of the same variety) in a single 40 liter pot. While I do get good results, I'm still ...
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Temperature on the radiator

So I am having difficulty sprouting my chili seeds using the ENO method (wet cloth) because I believe the temperature at my place fluctuates too much between 16°C during the day when I'm working and ...
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If you have multiple chilli plants in one pot and one dies or you kill it, does this affect the other plants?

The new growth on one of my chilli plants looks to be healthier than the old growth. More regularly shaped leaves vs strange wrinkly leaves. I want to cut back a bit of the old growth a bit at a time ...
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When are 'chocolate' peppers ripe?

I have a pepper plant which is probably Chocolate 7-Pot. One day, the single pepper it produced this year turned from green to brown. Does this mean it's ripe already, or does it go through several ...
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Brown spots around the veins on a hot pepper plant's leaves

I noticed this on some on my Carolina Reaper plants. A lot of the leaves have this kind of spots surrounding the midrib and the veins. The plants grow indoors in 5l pots but I kept them in the garden ...
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I left Car. Reaper seedlings in the tray for 51 days, did I leave them in too long?

I left my carolina reapers in the starter tray for 51 days, the bottom of the stems are starting to get woody, and they have about 5 sets of true leaves and are still growing more. They are ~2.5 ...
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How aggressively can you prune chilli plants?

I recently pruned my chilli plants after watching some videos on topping. I was more aggressive on plants where there were signs of new growth further down the stem. In other places, I left some side ...
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Tomatoes and pepper plants dropping flowers

I am new to gardening and I have planted tomato and pepper plants. They make flowers but they drop them and they are not making any vegetable. Any idea what could be reason? I am in the city so I ...
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White insect attack on pepper plant

from few days I have noticed that my plants pepper plants are destroyed by these white insects I killed many with small stick , good thAt they are only in my pepper plants have not effected my tomato ...
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Red insects/eggs on chilli pepper leaves

I've been finding these red things on the upper sides of one of my Carolina Reaper plants' leaves. No more than several at a time. At first I thought them to be red spider mites but there's no sign ...
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deciphering growing lights specifics

What spectrum and strength of light are best suited for indoor tomato and pepper growing? I have around 2,5m2 of surface. The room walls will be coated with mylar. If you can be product specific, ...
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Pepper plants developing strange leaves

My pepper plants are at various stages of growth but nearly all of them are developing these really strange leaves that are curved downwards, elongated and hard to the touch. I can't figure out what ...
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What is this bright red wrinkled pepper?

My spouse and I recently purchased a house in Los Angeles. The previous owners made no mention of it, and we didn't notice it during the buying process, but we discovered a pepper plant growing in the ...
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Scorpion Pepper growth

Backstory Hey everyone, first post in this stack, so sorry if I didn't see an answer to these questions (I did check though). So I have a Scorpion Butch T plant that I bought about 2 months ago (63 ...
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What is this long, thin green pepper?

I think I got the wrong kind of pepper. On the tag it says they are ready at 10cm and yellow. Now they are still green and nearly 30 cm! What kind of pepper is this and how do I know when it's ready?...
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Is it safe to eat veggies grown in soil that has soured?

If soil smells sour will it make garden vegetables inedible? the pot my peppers were growing in didn't drain well. I fixed it, but every time I water them it still smells sour. Are the peppers going ...
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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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What are these loops on my chillies?

I have a chilli plant that's on its second year of fruit production. On a couple of chillies I noticed these bumps or loops growing out of the top of the chillies. See the photographs below for an ...
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Capsicum ( Peppers ) leaves have holes, turned yellow, curled no bugs visible

Capsicum ( Melbourne, Australia ), outdoor on balcony in a pot, started to have holes on leaves, turned yellow, curled, but no bugs visible. Has proper drainage, watered around every 2-3 days (may ...
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Cayenne pepper plants has spotted leaves? What's the cause?

I've been growing Cayenne pepper plants for a while now on my windowsill. They seem pretty healthy, tall, green and they're starting to flower! But some plants leaves are starting to spot. It's like ...
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What is damaging my pepper plant?

I noticed about 4 days ago that leaves on one of my peppers got soft and started to hang down a little. I thought that it just needs some water so i watered it along with my 2 other peppers. Today the ...
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Do super hot peppers blister as they ripen?

Do super hot peppers like the Big Black Mama and Carolina Reaper blister as they ripen?