Pepper Leaves Curling?

LoadedFrontMay 5, 2012

Hi all. Very inexperienced gardener. My daughters and I planted a few flowers and vegetables to try our hand at things. Everything seems to be doing well so far except our bell pepper plant. It's leaves are curling up a little bit, and some have even turned over so the "top" is facing the ground.

I have a picture I could post, but don't see that as an option. Inexperienced forum member, too.

Any help greatly appreciated.

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A picture would be of great help in trying to access the issues with your plant. There are several possibilities of what is causing it. They range from stress to spray drifts. 2-4-D damage can be similar to what you are describing but again without seeing a picture I can't really give a good opinion. If you have them at an online hosting site you can copy and paste the link in the optional link url box. As for adding a picture to your post I will let one of the more computer knowledgeable posters tell you how. Jay

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 10:36AM
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Hopefully you can see my picture from here...

Here is a link that might be useful: Pepper plant

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 11:10PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

The first things that come to mind with leaf curl on peppers is inconsistent or overwatering, soil that doesn't drain well, or too much fertilizer. Sometimes a little neglect is what they need. We, especially new gardeners, tend to love them to death.

Now I did get some damage one year from a property owner spraying 2-4-D in the empty lots around me on a windy day. Both my plants, and my next door neighbors had damage the next morning. Since I was home to witness the event, it was pretty easy to put the cause and effect together though. It probably wouldn't be effecting just one plant though.

Hope this helps some,

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 11:57PM
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I'm going to guess that the soil is too wet.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 9:50AM
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Skybird - z5, Denver, Colorado

I'll jump in and third that! That was my first guess even before the pic, but since I hardly ever grow peppers I was waiting for some to the Pepper Experts to weigh in!


    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 12:07PM
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After seeing the pic I would say environmental/climate stress. Really nothing wrong with that plant. Moisture can have an effect but peppers don't like cool nights especially the chile types. Some warm weather/bright sun and this plant will be fine.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 7:38PM
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Help! What is causing my leaves to curl?
Thanks much

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 3:05PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Aphid damage?

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 7:17PM
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