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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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?
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Will a low growing cover crop work under tomatoes or other nightshades?

I'm curious if anyone has had any luck with planting a cover crop like clover under tomato/eggplant/pepper plants... I garden organically and have issues with early/late blight that always takes out ...
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Is this a pepper? A weed? An edible weed? [closed]

I have two similar plants that popped up in my vegetable garden in north Florida. At first I thought they were pepper plants, but now I'm having doubts. I did plant pepper seeds that I took out of ...
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Why do my Chili pepper's leaves curl

I have been growing these plants for a while when suddenly their leaves started to curl up, slowly. Is this a sign of root rot? Should I replant with some perlite added? It seems to be getting worse :...
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Why is my pepper plant losing its flowers?

January a year ago I planted my peppers, I put one in a big pot & it produced big peppers all summer. When it got cold we brought it inside & have had it under the grow lights since. Until ...
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Should I cut off the withered parts of my pepper?

I got this little pepper plant recently in now the peppers and some leaves are withering, should I cut those part off?
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How can I get rid of fungus on my pepper plants?

I have multiple Pepper Plants (Buhut Jolokia) and some of them had a little too much water. Now there has grown a white mold on the dirt around the stem and I beleve that the plant is suffering from ...
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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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Will applying twenty year old cow manure hurt my vegetable garden?

I'm cleaning out my barn. It's old cow manure that's been in there for 20 years. I put a bunch of it on the garden, which has clay soil. I'm growing tomatoes, peppers and onions. Will this hurt 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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Are squash bugs a pepper pest?

So, I grew some zucchini and the squash bugs finally proliferated on it. Today I was in the garden and I saw that there were squash bugs hanging out on my chili pepper plant, which is by the zucchini (...
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What type of pepper is this?

I have a pepper plant and I don't know what variety it is. Maybe someone can help me identify it. Some details about pictures and plant: 3.7 liter pot plant size is ~40 cm (~15 inches) fruit are 5-10 ...
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What do my pepper plants have damaged, curling, and yellow areas on the larger leaves?

I planted peppers from seeds a few months ago, and they have been doing great. Recently I noticed some damage to some of the larger leaves, as well as some curling and yellow areas on them. Any advice ...
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Habanero pepper sunburned?

So it's my first time growing a Pepper and what i noticed is that one fruit started getting little bit dark on one side and then almost all other fruits also got dark. Now i am thinking that is ...
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What's the best way to grow tomato and pepper plants from seedlings late in the season?

I am wondering, is there any best practice for starting tomato/pepper plants this late in the season? To be clear, I am talking about started plants that I am hoping to get heavily discounted from ...
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Identify pepper plant with purple upright fruit

Does anyone know what type of pepper plant this is? After searching a little bit online, my guess would be Numex Twilight but I don't know enough about peppers to be sure. Can someone confirm? Or is ...
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Why are my jalapeño peppers wilting suddenly just at the very tips of the fruit?

Why are my jalapeño peppers suddenly wilting at the tips of the fruit?
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Are there five Fresno pepper fruits growing from this flower?

This picture is of a capsicum annuum Fresno pepper plant. What is happening in this particular flower? Are there five fruits growing from it? How common is this? Is this normal or is this a problem? ...
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Why are my jalapeño peppers turning black?

I have a healthy jalapeño pepper plant but noticed that the peppers have a black patch on them. What could be the reason for that?
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Why is my Cayenne pepper plant losing leaves and curling/burning at tips?

My Cayenne pepper plant has been in relatively good health until about 1 month ago (coinciding with when I harvested its one ripe pepper and also a brief brush with aphids which were eliminated using ...
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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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Why did the leaves of my pepper plant become partly white after transplanting?

I am growing a scorpion pepper plant and I have an issue. Since transplanting, all of the new growth is white. I used miracle gro potting mix. The seedling was previously in a pot with a different ...