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Tomatoes & Peppers: Why are my bell pepper leaves turning dark, almost black?

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New Salem, ND

May 8, 2011
8:30 AM

Post #8547546

I just noticed that my bell pepper leaves are turning dark and am wondering what is wrong? Am I feeding or watering them too much or too little or is it a disease or something?

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Lombard, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 9, 2011
8:00 AM

Post #8549537

Hi Silverfox. I've read someplace on this forum that when this happens to tomatoes, the reason is that they caught a chill. I'm just speculating, but maybe this is what's happening to your peppers. Did you start your peppers from seed? Are they in the ground yet? Did you harden them off properly?

I started 2 kinds from seed this year (Red Ruffled and Tequila Sunrise) and just put them out in the 3-season room with doors open this weekend. I'll probably get these in the ground this coming weekend.
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2011
8:46 PM

Post #8654820

How are those peppers doing? I hope they put off new green growth and are now producing peppers like mad. :-)

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