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What does soaking hot pepper seeds in weak tea accomplish?

The aim of it is to mimic the action of a bird's intestines prior to pooing out the seed - many seeds which pass through a bird's digestive system germinate more readily, because the outer coating of ...
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Buds don't blossom on Chilli plant ( bud drop )

I think you overwater the chilli plant. The leaves are not very healthy. Chilli likes also dry climate, so try to water a lot less. One or twice a week. I would also not put so much fertiliser. Once ...
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Buds don't blossom on Chilli plant ( bud drop )

Possible causes: - overwatering - drought - cold water - air humidity too high or too low, because it affects pollination and unpollinated flowers drop - insufficient calcium or magnesium - not enough ...
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Discoloration of leaves on Carolina Reaper plants

It's probably just sun damage due to the transplant shock, since those leaves are used to a different kind and amount of light. I have a pepper in that sort of situation, and I had some tomatoes in a ...
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Carolina Chili fruit not turning red

A month is not a particularly alarming amount of time for a chile pepper of any variety to stay green, especially depending on your soil and growing conditions. If the variety isn't used to the ...
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How aggressively can you prune chilli plants?

I'll help with a few suggestions on pruning. First however, you need to know that those leaves FEED your plant. Topping to make a plant thicker is fine but this usually works best with lots of sun. ...
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Does cold kill whiteflies and their eggs?

"Whitefly" is actually many different species of insect which cannot be distinguished visually but do not interbreed with each other. It is quite likely that different species have different ...
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Pest on my chili plants

And another bug to consider are lace wing bugs. The control for this or scale or flea beetles or aphids is simply a NEEM drench. Making a large container of NEEM solution, turning this plant upside ...
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Chilli plant leaves wrinkling

(Using Eggplants as a proxy - they are the same family - I've never grown Chilies though) - This is probably not something to worry too about - its most likely simply due to stress (ie stress of ...
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Diagnosis: capsicum plants with holes in leaves, brown spots - no bugs visible

Well something's been causing physical damage or nibbling on the leaves - on the twisted one, the damage would have taken place when the leaf was much smaller, causing it to grow in this distorted ...
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What is the name of this red chili with white scars?

Those are jalapeno chilies. They get redder and develop these white striations (stretch marks) as they age. You'll find the chili on the left to be less hot and progressively getting hotter to the ...
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When is the best time to harvest chilli peppers?

There are some chilis that are generally harvested when green - jalapeño, rocoto sometimes - but in most cases you'll want to wait until they ripen to their final color. The heat is typically present ...
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Growing multiple pepper plants in one pot vs just one plant per pot

As is often pointed out in books on small-space gardening, spacing recommendations aren't set to maximise yield per unit area, but yield per plant. If 3 plants per pot works, carry on. You'll get ...
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Why are the leaves of my young chilies turning yellow and dying?

I'd reccomend checking out this link, as it has a lot of great information and helpful charts for different patterns of leaf yellowing. It looks to me like you may be overwatering. While misting ...
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How low of temperature can hot pepper plants tolerate?

They should be fine as long as it doesn't actually freeze. I grow them in Montana and they are very susceptible to frost, but only if it actually frosts. If the peppers are touched by frost, they get ...
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Feeding Tomatoes via an irrigation system

Sorry, I disagree with Stormy here - and this is 1 area I have experience - you absolutely can grow tomatos well on a schedule and with automated watering. (I've done it sort of - I have done it ...
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White crystal like spot on bottom side of chili leaves

As you've correctly surmised, this condition is caused by edema. Now, edema can be caused by overwatering, but it can also be caused by high relative humidity coupled with a lack of sunlight. In other ...
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What type of chilli plant is this?

I am fairly sure it is Habanero chili. I grew some this last season...check out the pics here: habanero chilis
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My chilli plant is leaning away from the vertical, should I support it somehow?

Staking is generally recommended but not required for pepper plants. The benefits of staking are support for the mainstem, branches and fruits, keeping the plant upright, reducing sunscald on fruits ...
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What kind of pest is this and how do I deal with it

I think this is whitefly, the closeup is a young adult, the leaf in the first picture, on the right, might have the 'nymph' stage along the mid vein sucking up nutrients. Lots of eggs are visible on ...
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Brown spots around the veins on a hot pepper plant's leaves

It's a sap sucking pest of some sort, which is why the damage is largely along veins - but it looks like whatever it was has gone, because your first photo only shows evidence of damage where they've ...
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Does anyone know what type of chilli plant this is?

The shape of the fruit, combined with them growing upwards, will narrow it down, but not much. For example tabasco grows like this (and also shows ripe and unripe fruit together with that range of ...
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Why are the leaves of my young chilies turning yellow and dying?

The exact same thing happened to me last year. I had made the mistake of burying the seeds too deep - most of the plants didn't even emerge, and those that did behaved exactly like yours. This year I ...
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The plant stems start to split (crack) vertically in a hydroponic system

The answer you linked to says that the growth is top heavy due to etoliated growth. This has lead to stress on the soft stems causing them to crack. So, the answer would be to heavily prune back the ...
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How to identify unknown chili plant

This looks like a Jalapeno chili pepper. They do turn red eventually. Growing in a container, as long as you have used sterilized potting soil, is GREAT for peppers. Your plants aren't looking ...
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My chili's don't want to ripen

The main thing that chillis require is heat, your feeding it ok, although I would recommend a liquid feed with a bit more potassium in it, a tomato feed would be a good start, also keeping fruit on ...
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Can I germinate chilli seeds from dried chillies?

There is always a chance, but if they have been dried using heat, that chance is small to vanishingly small depending on how hot! - see this link - although they are specifying Ghost peppers, the ...
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Why do my Chili pepper's leaves curl

Actually, your pepper plant does not look too bad. It is about to produce a pepper, and the leaves do not show obvious deficiency of any kind. It may be a bit lanky and soft, but the irregular ...
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When is the best time to harvest chilli peppers?

It depends on the variety. I have jalapeno peppers that I harvest when they are green. If you planted seeds, the packet should have an approximate harvest time in days. I use that as a general ...
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Feeding Tomatoes via an irrigation system

I feel it is fine to have an automated system IF you know what you are doing and check virtually everyday what is happening with the plants. Otherwise, anything automated is going to get you in ...
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