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We water and have fertilized them with 15/15/15. I thought maybe too much fertilizer...we are currently in a drought here...I did notice very small blossoms on some...maybe they'll perk up...I'll hope for the best. Thanks for getting back with me.
kantzklan - to much chemical fertilizer can burn the root hairs, and although they might get adequate water, the plants are not able to take up enough nourishment. Once the fertilizer has been washed out of the soil, they might pick up.
Try using organic fertilizers. They do not tend to burn roots (unless you use too much at once) and do not wash out in the rain so easily. Also, chemical fertilizers inhibit the activity of earthworms and micro-organisms.
Wow, thanks for the info...I don't like using chemical fertilizer, but what is the organic? Manure? Now, you can answer another question...do bell pepper plants need to be touching each other to pollinate? I just heard this from a neighbor...mine do not touch each other and my neighbor's don't touch each other and neither of us have peppers...thanks again
So you don't think they need to be touching to pollinate? They are still the same even after a nice watering the other evening...leaves are green etc, but kinda limp...I'll try the organic fertilizer and let you know...also we may get thurnderstorms today, boy would that help...pray for rain...thanks
Every day I look at the sky and wonder whether or not to water the garden. On the days I decide NOT to water, it doesn't rain. On the days I DO water, it rains! The weather people are no help - all they keep saying is that "showers are possible."
one of the BEST things you can do is start your own compost bin. I use a simple plastic storage tub myself (just make sure its bpa free and such), holes punched into the top, and bottom. throw in your plant matter kitchen scraps: fruit cores, veggie peelings, etc. Just no meats, as that would attract unwanted critters. And also toss outdoor plant matter in there, dried up leaves, grass clippings, dead annual plants from last years garden. Eventually it will all break down over 6-8 months time and will actually resemble that black potting soil you get from bags.