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Green Pepper Problem

Post by nancyj » Mon, 28 Aug 2000 04:00:00



I have two questions...

Number one:  some of the green peppers on my plants are developing thin
spots in their skins.  I picked off one today with brown spots on the
outside and on the inside it was full of mold. What causes this and how can
I make it
stop?

Number two:  I noticed in previous messages not to use heavy nitrogen
fertilzer with peppers.  What is the best fertilizer for peppers?

Thank you very much for your help,
nancy

 
 
 

Green Pepper Problem

Post by Falco » Mon, 28 Aug 2000 04:00:00



had this to say:

Quote:
>I have two questions...

>Number one:  some of the green peppers on my plants are developing thin
>spots in their skins.  I picked off one today with brown spots on the
>outside and on the inside it was full of mold. What causes this and how can
>I make it stop?

Sounds like the same problem I had for a bit.  Blossom End Rot.  The
usual source is lack of calcium.  I added some powdered milk and
no more problem.

Quote:
>Number two:  I noticed in previous messages not to use heavy nitrogen
>fertilzer with peppers.  What is the best fertilizer for peppers?

I use regular Miracle grow.  Full strength once a week.  Have a huge
crop of hot and green peppers all ripening nicely.  I easily have at
least a dozen and more on each plant all huge, tasty and more ripening
each day.

Quote:
>Thank you very much for your help,

Welcome.

Ciao,
Falcon

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Green Pepper Problem

Post by Paho » Tue, 29 Aug 2000 15:31:23


Out of curiosity, what do you mean by "full strength" on the Miracle grow?
The recommended 1 tablespoon per gallon, per 10 sq.ft.  or some other mix?
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Happy gardening,
Pahoo
Zone 5 - South Central Idaho
High Desert, 3K ft.


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> had this to say:

> >I have two questions...

> >Number one:  some of the green peppers on my plants are developing thin
> >spots in their skins.  I picked off one today with brown spots on the
> >outside and on the inside it was full of mold. What causes this and how
can
> >I make it stop?

> Sounds like the same problem I had for a bit.  Blossom End Rot.  The
> usual source is lack of calcium.  I added some powdered milk and
> no more problem.

> >Number two:  I noticed in previous messages not to use heavy nitrogen
> >fertilzer with peppers.  What is the best fertilizer for peppers?

> I use regular Miracle grow.  Full strength once a week.  Have a huge
> crop of hot and green peppers all ripening nicely.  I easily have at
> least a dozen and more on each plant all huge, tasty and more ripening
> each day.

> >Thank you very much for your help,

> Welcome.

> Ciao,
> Falcon

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Green Pepper Problem

Post by Falco » Tue, 29 Aug 2000 04:00:00



to say:

Quote:
>Out of curiosity, what do you mean by "full strength" on the Miracle grow?
>The recommended 1 tablespoon per gallon, per 10 sq.ft.  or some other mix?

I mix 1 tablespoon per gallon and then water the plants like normal.
If you will note further instructions you will see that it is also one
gallon per week for each tomato plant.  If I had to guess I would
say each pepper plant gets 1/3 to 1/2 gallon per week.

Ciao,
Falcon

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