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Peppers?

Discussion in 'Home & Garden' started by Ant, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Ant

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    Ok my tomatoes are growing like crazy but my peppers I put in at the same time arent budging.Any Ideas?They just keep puting on flowers that I keep pruning.Bigest one is only about 4 inches tall.I put them out right after mothers day.
     
  2. buckeyebowman

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    If they're flowering and not growing, it sounds like they need a shot of Nitrogen. Nitrogen helps grow roots and foliage. Have you fertilized?
     

  3. Ant

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    Yes 2 times so far with maricle gro I dont like to use it but They need some size before they fruit.
     
  4. buckeyebowman

    buckeyebowman On the back 9 and loving it!

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    Wow, that's kind of amazing! My peppers are growing, just not quite as fast the tomatoes. 'Maters are just going crazy in this heat and sun. But I understand that peppers like hot roots as well.

    I really don't know what to tell you. In fact, I took my moisture meter into the garden tonight just to check if the plants might use a drink. Every place I stuck it it showed well into the "moist" range. This is after 3 straight days of blazing sun and high temps. I guess we got more rain out of that last storm than I thought.
     
  5. FOSR

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    I like the way a high content of compost and such will make the entire garden bed soak up moisture like a giant sponge or a wick. My beds look dry too but literally scratch the surface like for some light weeding and they're moist underneath.

    One thing about peppers, they can look wilted in the really hot mid-day sun, but they're not necessarily dry. Once the heat is off, they spring back up.
     
  6. If you want to add Nitrogen put some grass clippings around them. Only do this if your lawn has not been treated with anything.
     
  7. Ant

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    I put some triple 12 around them last night.See if that helps.
     
  8. Top dressed my Tomato's & Pepper Plants with the following home-made fertilizer:

    Screened Compost
    Aged Cow Manure
    Coffee Grounds
    Crushed Aspirin
    Powered Lime
    10-10-10

    I put 1 cup around each plant
     
  9. buckeyebowman

    buckeyebowman On the back 9 and loving it!

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    I think you posted your recipe a while ago, and I wrote it down. It's what I use for my top dressing. Did mine about 2 weeks ago, and will probably do again soon since the freaking downpour last night kind of scattered it around.
     
  10. I like to use a fish emulsion 5-1-1 and later add some calcified lime which I also add in the hole when planting. I have peppers already, but mater's are starting to flower good. I was told about adding phosphate after flowering and some fruit sets to boost the blossoms.
     
  11. Got a few starting on my plants.
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  12. FOSR

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    Same here, got some green pods but nothing ripe yet. this is a yellow Jamaican, supposed to be pretty hot - the shape looks a lot like a fatali pepper.

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  13. buckeyebowman

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    Yup! Early on you want something high in the first number (nitrogen) to encourage root and foliage growth. When you start getting flowers you want something higher in the second number (phosphates) to encourage flowering and fruit set.
     
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  14. buckeyebowman

    buckeyebowman On the back 9 and loving it!

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    So Ant, how did the triple 12 work out? Since my first top dressing got washed away in the flood, I reapplied and got a decent rain to work it in. My peppers are really starting to take off. I took a small harvest of the "first pepper" on a lot of plants to encourage more blossoms. Most were just loaded with buds!

    P.S. I planted late, first week of June.
     
  15. Ant

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    They are doing alright but not great.This year has been a challenge
     
  16. bobk

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    Picked these guys over the holiday weekend to add with some brats.
     
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