Running out of time?
Hi everyone. I'd just like to thank everyone in advance for all the help you've given me in my first year pepper growing journey. Tons of nice, friendly, helpful people on this forum, and you've all helped me IMMENSELY whether you know it or not! Anyway, my question is about "blossom drop." I've got about a dozen plants (a few Habs, Scotch Bonnets, and Ghosts) in decent sized (around 7 gallon) containers in 5-1-1 mix. Containers are very well draining, have great aeration for the root systems, and I'm extremely careful not to overwater. I fertilize with Neptune's Harvest (3-1-2) fish/seaweed emulsion every 2 weeks (roughly), and Tomato Tone on alternating weekends. Each plant is around 2 feet tall, and all look healthy, and are producing TONS of flowers, but they fall off to the touch (sometimes before they even open. The only thing I can think of is the heat (mid/high 80's lately, about 70 at night). The plants are in the shade in the afternoon now, only getting morning sun.I have 2 pods. Yup. 2 stinkin' pods. Each the size of a quarter. I'm nervous about the short growing season here in New England, and hope this whole season wasn't a waste of time. Not really interested in overwintering this year. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again in advance. -Mike