Peppers failing to thrive

jport73(6)May 30, 2011

I bought these jalapeno, habanero, and banana peppers about two weeks ago from a greenhouse. I wasn't able to plant them until last weekend due to the incessant rain. They were all in peat pots planted in a topsoil/compost blend with no special amendments to the soil. I fertilized last night with fish emulsion.

They actually seem to look better in the photos than in person. Face to face they appear very yellow and pitiful.

Thanks in advance for any guidance in turning these little sickly fellers into tough guys.

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esox07

Yes, to me they look like normal pepper plants. Lots of times plants slow growth after a transplant but yours look like they are suffering no ill effects. Give them time.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 5:41PM
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roper2008 (7b)

When I planted out my peppers in compost/ peat/vermiculte, they
turned yellowish. I also use some fish fertilizer like you did. They are
much better now. Like esox said you have to give them more time to correct
themselves.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 7:03PM
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willardb3

Patience is a virtue growing chiles.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2011 at 7:56AM
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tsheets(5)

They look like they have more water than they would like, but, that's early season for you. Did you remove the peat pots or plant them like the instructions say? I always remove them. I just think they do better that way.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2011 at 10:41AM
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jport73(6)

I did plant them in the peat pots. I may try without the next time, or at least score them to help them split and break down quicker.

The jalapenos and bananas are starting to perk up, the habaneros look worse. They're starting to get brown spots on the leaves.


    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 6:27PM
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esox07

Yep, looks like crisis time for those poor little Habbys. Sorry, I cannot help you diagnose the problem though.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 6:34PM
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Spongey600

i would pull them out of the gound and pot them up in some fresh well draining soil and keep a close eye on them. they might be too wet. but that is just me and i am really new to gardening. but just my .02C

    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 6:48PM
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jport73(6)

What sort of well draining soil should I put them in if I pull 'em up?

    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 7:04PM
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Spongey600

well, half mine are in my own concoction with bark/sunshine growers mix#4/EB stone cactus mix. 5-1-1 but other plants i have stricly in the growers mix and it drains/dries out pretty darn quick.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 7:22PM
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