>Hi. I grew a plant from the seeds of a store bought green pepper. It sits
>in a pot near my window and gets lots of afternoon sun. It flowers, and it
>starts to produce a tiny green pepper, but before it can grow big, the
>darn thing falls off.
(Everything below assumes a bell pepper and not chiles)
How big is your plant? Peppers will start forming fruit long before the
plant can support them. If the plant isn't a foot or two high and nicely
bushy, the best thing you can do is pick those peppers off as they form.
Are you keeping the soil evenly moist? Don't get it soggy, but don't let it
dry out completely. Overwatering is a much more common killer than
Are you giving the plant enough light? This can be hard to do indoors.
Peppers like full sun if you have it. (If the leaves start to turn brown at
the edges give it a little less light.)
Is the pot big enough? Peppers need an extensive root system to support
fruiting. A one-gallon pot is the absolute minimum and five gallons is
Finally, when you get done with all that, the fruit is likely to be
disappointing. The peppers you buy in the store are hybrids and they do no
breed true from seed.