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Sure looks healthy to me, Tom! Please tell us what you have added for fertilizer and at what stage did you add a balanced fertilizer of NPK. I am glad you used potting soil. The pot and soil are too large for this size plant but that is not harming this pepper. In the future, seeds go into tiny pots 1" wide by 2", no larger, roots show then up pot to 3 or 4" ...


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This is a difficult question. I can confirm that it is not normal, but there are many possible causes. This is a reaction of the plant to an external disturb. Often it is about insect picks or virus or fungi, which alters the tissues before they are grown, so when they enlarge, you will get more deformations. You may take it out, and check if there are eggs ...


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I think you are doing far too much research. Topping can help the plant but is usually done in professional nurseries to make the plant bushier and more commercially attractive. You have a very young plant there and I think it’s fine. However, I would have left the stake for support. If you live in the midlands, I would not put it outside. A greenhouse ...


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It looks like you have powdery mildew AND aphid damage. You must treat the plants with an authorised insecticide and fungicides for these problems to help the plant recover. YOU MUST make sure they are both for food crops. Check with your local garden centre. For fruits, you need pollination. Identify female and male flowers. Buy a small paint brush and ...


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Fertilizing every week is a lot, even if your soil doesn't come pre-fertilized. Generally, people do it every two or three weeks at the most (and many do it a lot less). The soil might be too salty from all the fertilizer salts. I would just hold off on the fertilizer for a good while. It's probably got plenty to supply it. You may want to increase the ...


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A bit hard to tell since I think the last photo especially is showing water droplets. But it sure looks like mealy bugs. They are a problem, but not that hard to control. If you want "green" solutions to this bug, here is a good link...otherwise, there are lots of commercial products available, and plenty of advice both on the internet and at your local ...


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All but 1 capsicum species cross readily, so whenever different varieties of peppers are grown in the same garden, there's a high chance for your pepperseeds to sprout new crosses. First generations are generally very unstable and will exhibit a lot of variety within a plant group coming from the same seed pod. This might be a possible cause for your ...


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These appear to have ripened into healthy ají limon fruits. There were no critters inside when I cut them open. These spikes turned darker at their very ends. I removed the discolored tips the size of poppy seeds and ate those peppers. They looked and tasted good. The same plant produced a lot more peppers that did not have those spikes.


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This symbiotic communication might be happening, plants DO communicate after all. But plants planted next to plants don't change any chemistry. These plants are literally competing for chemicals, water, air, light and room. No way could another plant be beneficial in this pot with your Chili! How big is this plant? How big is the pot? What soil medium ...


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Yes, but you need to do it only for one or two flowers per variety. And you can repeat this operation few time during the season. A chili contain many seeds. Cross pollination will not affect the variety of the fruit on a plant, it just affect the DNA in the seed, so the new plants. The hotness on "seeds" it is not due to DNA. And in any case it will no ...


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In general they will keep ripening until they die... but that one has stopped growing, you can see the stem is dried out, basically disconnected from the plant... pick that one. let the little one grow. Take care of those aphids also, probably why the last one got cut off.


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It also looks like this is planted in a plastic tub. Does it have drainage holes? If not, you should repot it into something more appropriate with drainage holes. No drainage will definitely contribute to water problems.


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I do no know if it over-watered. But if you are not sure, I really think it is one of the problems. They likes dry places. More dry more spicy, and the chilies have not so much water as tomatoes (same family). Do no worry, it will not die, if it will not have water for one week or so (depending on your climate), and you will clearly see if it asks you for ...


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