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Will applying twenty year old cow manure hurt my vegetable garden?

Unless harmful elements fell into your manure during those 20 years without your knowledge, it certainly shouldn't hurt anything. It might not be as potent as properly matured and composted manure, ...
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Do I plant miniature hot peppers whole or cut them open and plant just the seeds?

What I have done is open up the peppers and then clean and dry the seeds out. I subsequently store the seeds and plant them at the appropriate time in the season. In my case I plant them indoors in ...
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How can I get rid of fungus on my pepper plants?

There appears to be a long standing insect infestation, possiby whitefly (does anything rise up and fly about when you go near or disturb the plant?) or scale infestation of some sort. The leaves ...
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Will applying twenty year old cow manure hurt my vegetable garden?

Sounds like perfect stuff. You are going into winter, yes? If you are, just put it on top of the beds thickly. This will help keep the weed seeds already in the soil from germinating as well. In ...
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How can I get rid of fungus on my pepper plants?

Your close up leaf images show an aphid infestation. In my experience, this is a highly persistent insect that infests chili plants amongst others with over 500 different types of Aphids specific to ...
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What is damaging my pepper plant?

I checked both options provided by cr0 and Alina (Thank you both very very much). During the process of comparing the symptoms of glasshouse whitefly and spider mites to my plant's situation i ...
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Is it safe to eat veggies grown in soil that has soured?

Yes, your peppers will be safe to eat. the only chance of contamination is if soil from your planter splashes onto the fruit, but they can be washed, and soured soil isn't much higher in human ...
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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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Any hope for these pepper seedlings?

Your seedlings look to be suffering from "damping off" — a fungal disease that is generally due to overwatering when seedlings are young. Indeed, your media looks very wet. Seedlings of this ...
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Are the white sections on my bean plant's leaves caused by white flies?

No, they're not the same problem by the sound of it, though it could be. What you seem to be describing on your beans are leafminers, which are the larvae from eggs laid inside the leaf by a female ...
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Did my peppers cross? (see pictures)

If you bought these plants this year, even though they're growing in close proximity, and even if the Reaper pollinates a bell pepper, it won't affect the plants or fruits - it only affects the seeds ...
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How can I get rid of fungus on my pepper plants?

My method: take all peppers and flowers. Then put in the soil some "Actara". This should be enough to save the plant, and not to poison yourself. Usually I take some pepper and I plant it again: they ...
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pepper rotting disease

The biggest cause of blossom end rot is not, in fact, calcium shortage in the soil - it's erratic watering. If the plant can't take up enough water for its needs regularly, it also cannot take up the ...
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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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How to prune chili plants to help recover from transplant shock

Pruning a plant suffering from transplant shock is often a good idea. If your plant is recovering, I wouldn't worry about it too much, though. Just prune according to normal guidelines for peppers. ...
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How long can a bell pepper plant thrive while maintained indoors?

My sweet red bell pepper plant is almost through its second summer. It's in a pot, so I brought it in last year and stuck it in a window and watered it daily all winter. It stopped producing around ...
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Crippled young leaves on pepper plant

The roots look healthy enough. Given it's a pepper it's probably ok it is getting potbound, but it will need a new pot (only 1" to 2" bigger though) sometime. I guess you know removing a plant from ...
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Identify pepper plant with purple upright fruit

It is difficult to be sure of the variety, but yes I would say it definitely looks like a Capsicum Fruescens cultivar. Tabasco and Twilight are probably the two most common cultivars, and these are ...
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Do super hot peppers blister as they ripen?

I will simply tell you from my years of growing and learning with growing. I have grown many different types of hot peppers. Such as habanero, jalapeno, etc. Through out all the growing, and mind that ...
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What is damaging my pepper plant?

That looks like spider mites to me. They break into plant cells to eat, causing a dried out or deflated appearance in plants, and they hang out, spin webs, and lay eggs generally under the leafs as ...
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pepper rotting disease

Yes that is exactly what is occuring. I suggest you cleanse your soil with a little diluted dawn dish soap (antibacterial). After this, crumple down or blend egg shells nice and finely. Lay them atop ...
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Red insects/eggs on chilli pepper leaves

Scale insect? - best treated with a shop bought insecticide- remember to spray it outside in a well ventilated place and wash your hands afterwards. hope it helps They do seem to have a persistence on ...
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White insect attack on pepper plant

Are you sure you want to rescue these plants? I personally would think about giving up... No seriously, you have a whole lot going on here. In the first picture, there are hundreds of aphids. There ...
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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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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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Are there five Fresno pepper fruits growing from this flower?

Not a problem no, it's just a bit of proliferation, be interesting to see how it develops over time, whether it actually forms whole fruits and how many. This kind of thing is relatively common in ...
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Why did the leaves of my pepper plant become partly white after transplanting?

You should gradually move this plant outdoors for more light. Start by putting it in a shaded area and move to full sun over a period of a week. It should green up (ie: produce more chlorophyll in ...
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How long can a bell pepper plant thrive while maintained indoors?

I grow outside hydropnically. and after a couple of years they start to look like small trees. If it freezes I bring them in. Going on 3 years. Green pepper, jalapno, serrano, and poblamo. Peppers ...
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How long can a bell pepper plant thrive while maintained indoors?

I am entering my 6th winter with my habanero plant. I set it out on my deck from end of April until first frost. I haven't had any luck with bell or pablanos. I live in Indiana
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