MG potting soil in comparison
One of these plants is not like the others. :)
I thought I was finished planting for the season but decided to buy 4 more padrons from the farmers market about 3 weeks ago (the front 4 plants in the light gray pots). All 4 were identical - small and yellow.
I used up the last of a bag of MG brand potting soil in one pot and bought another national brand with time-released fertilizer for the other 3. We've had 9 weeks of rain and overcast weather, and I've rotated the plants. The plants are under the dripline of a 100-foot white oak and can only hope for 2 hours of sun when the sun eventually comes out.
All things being equal, i see a big difference in height, width, and color in the one plant. If the weather ever dries up a little, I'll fertilize the small ones when I fertilize the container flowers, and they'll green up, but I thought you might want to see the difference.
I hesitate to mention the other brand of soil in case the other 3 peppers are actually a different variety. At the market, just the flats were labeled not the individual pots.