Growing Peppers in the heat-how does that work?
How do you guys grow peppers in the high heat? My brother in law lives in San Antonio and it has been 100 plus every day for two months with little to no rain and basically no clouds. We had a streak of a couple weeks of high 90's up here and it took it's toll on my peppers and we even had humidity unlike places like Texas. Seems a lot of peppers are native to Mexico so why is the heat such an issue with them? Or is it just the varieties? My peppers are growing like crazy again and putting out just tons of new blooms and almost all are pollinating with very few blossom drops. It is clearly the temps. We have been mid 80's to mid 70's for a few weeks now and the peppers are loving it. Problem is, now we are already due for a stretch of low 40's for lows. If we hadn't had the unseasonably high head in July, I think my peppers would putting out a second round of ripe pods about now. Seems that heat is a killer and I can't imagine trying to deal with 100's every day for two months.