Hot pepper dropping buds and flowers
I transplanted a hot pepper plant with no buds into a hydroponics system about 3 weeks ago and this week, it started growing like crazy, putting out small new leaves and new buds almost every night. However, the buds and flowers have begun to drop. There was heavy rain over the past 2 days, and I am hoping that was the cause. I don't think there is too much nitrogen because there are no dark green leaves - the new growth is a light green color.
I am wondering if the problem is because I keep the pepper in the shade (just for now because the nutrient heats up too much in the sun), or that I am using a grow nutrient (dyna-gro 7-9-5), or something else entirely?
If I should switch to a bloom nutrient, which do you recommend?