Scorpion peppers were looking decent, until now
Hi again everybody,
A while ago I had issues with the leaves on my moruga scorpion plants becoming contorted. After laying off all ferts for about a month (except for one plant that I continued giving Cal-Mag to as a test), they all seemed to sort themselves out. Of course the some leaves still look crippled, but the new ones looked mostly OK.
About 2 weeks ago one plant in particular started having the lower leaves turn yellow, with some greenish areas still left on the leaves. This plant was in a self watering container, so I didn't worry much about it. Now, in the last week it has started dropping a couple leaves every day. And now a couple of my other scorpion plants are starting to look like they are doing the same thing.
I've attached a couple pics of the dropped leaves, one of the worst looking plant, one of some plants that look decent, and one more of the best looking plant.
I have not given them anything for about a month, except for about a half-inch layer of worm castings about a week ago (the problem was existing before this). They have all had the ame watering and ferts before, and were planted in a peat moss, vermiculite, compost mix.
They get about 8 hours of early-morning to mid-afternoon sun. There are some holes in the leaves, which are likely from the earwigs I have seen on all my plants (the beer traps I read about on these forums work great!)
All of the plants have started developing the beginning of flowers, so I'm hoping that this extra energy output is killing off a few leaves. If not, is there anything I can do to minimize this problem?
Thanks again to everybody for the help.