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Green Peppers

Post by RonHamme » Fri, 31 Aug 2001 05:31:00



The last few years I have had a real bad Green Pepper harvest.
This year is terrible so far there is only one. The tomatos are growing good.
Any Ideas what is going wrong.
Ron
 
 
 

Green Peppers

Post by Paul Onsta » Fri, 31 Aug 2001 07:51:58


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> The last few years I have had a real bad Green Pepper harvest.
> This year is terrible so far there is only one. The tomatos are growing good.
> Any Ideas what is going wrong.

What kind of green peppers? Green bell perhaps, or jalapenos?

I've grown jalapenos for a number of years but this was my first season with
bells. Both are trouble free crops up here (Minn). I'm not sure why either
is not grown commercially except that they require a longer growing season
and do best if started indoors.

I'll certainly grow the bells again! They're perfect.

  -Paul

 
 
 

Green Peppers

Post by Dr. Rev. Chuck, M.D., P.A » Fri, 31 Aug 2001 19:31:43


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> The last few years I have had a real bad Green Pepper harvest.
> This year is terrible so far there is only one. The tomatos are growing good.
> Any Ideas what is going wrong.
> Ron

Overfeeding?
 
 
 

Green Peppers

Post by Paul Onsta » Fri, 31 Aug 2001 21:38:40


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> > The last few years I have had a real bad Green Pepper harvest.
> > This year is terrible so far there is only one. The tomatos are growing good.
> > Any Ideas what is going wrong.

(Forgot to answer the question)

Someone else mentioned (if bell peppers) few forming. It could be a lack of
pollinators.

  -Paul

 
 
 

Green Peppers

Post by RonHamme » Sat, 01 Sep 2001 00:51:45


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>What kind of green peppers? Green bell perhaps, or jalapenos?

Green Bell and some other Yellow bell?

Quote:
>Both are trouble free crops up here (Minn)

I live in Minn also.
Ron
 
 
 

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Post by FarmerDi » Sat, 01 Sep 2001 05:06:44


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>Overfeeding?

Hard to make soil too rich for a bell pepper.. A soil test may be helpful. Low
magnesium levels affect peppers and tomatoes. Phosphorus is essential to fruit
set. If your problem is consistant, no insect damage, reasonable growth of the
plants, I would certainly check out Mg and P.
 
 
 

Green Peppers

Post by B & » Sat, 01 Sep 2001 13:33:03



Quote:
> >Overfeeding?

> Hard to make soil too rich for a bell pepper.. A soil test may be helpful.
Low
> magnesium levels affect peppers and tomatoes. Phosphorus is essential to
fruit
> set. If your problem is consistant, no insect damage, reasonable growth of
the
> plants, I would certainly check out Mg and P.

Good point, Dill. Fertilizer have never reduced the production of peppers on
plants I've raised. Keep that first number (nitrogen) as low as possible and
feed no more than once a month. Schultz's Bloom works well. Bell pepper
variety plays a big factor in bell pepper production. Merlin produces three
times as much fruit for me as other varieties such as Jupiter or Chinese
Giant produce.

John

 
 
 

Green Peppers

Post by Paul Onsta » Sat, 01 Sep 2001 22:23:04


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><snip> Bell pepper
> variety plays a big factor in bell pepper production. Merlin produces three
> times as much fruit for me as other varieties such as Jupiter or Chinese
> Giant produce.

That prompted me to look. I've got Labrador F1....more peppers than I'll
possibly be able to use from just three plants.

  -Paul