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Do my jalape�os look ok?

Posted by bob123how Tx (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 2, 11 at 8:47

I've never grown jalape�os before, so I don't know what my plants should look like. On one of them, new leaf growth is curled down and in. It looks almost like basil leaves.

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The plants were started in mid may and were transplanted into an earthbox. They get direct sun in the morning and evening and bright dappled shade from about 11 am - 6 pm. I refill the water reservoir every morning and I see no indication of pests. The other plants seem to have flat leaves. Also, the seeds had about a 50% germination rate. Is this normal?

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RE: Do my jalape�os look ok?

That is a nice looking plant.

RE: Do my jalape�os look ok?

That is a pretty plant. I see what you mean about it looking basil-y. Could it's feet be wet? I can't tell how big the container is compared to the plant, but I've had problems with overwatering a few peppers that I had in containers that were a bit too large for them. My leaves curled up, not down, though.

You might want to check the soil a few inches down, and see how wet it is. Good luck!

RE: Do my jalape�os look ok?

Thanks folks. I don't think they are overwatered because they are in an earthbox. I has a 3 gal reservoir at the bottom of the box and water is wicked up through 2 of the corners. (otherwise there is a screen separating the water from the soil) The other plants in the box seem to be ok, so I'll keep an eye on it.

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