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THICKFINE
Memphis, TN

April 6, 2009
5:52 PM

Post #6372901

Hello All, I'm a newby! My son brought home a cabbage plant from school that he is supposed to grow and I bought some red and orange pepper plants from the store. Neither of them seem to be growing. The cabbage leaves are looking kinda powdery I guess and the pepper leaves are brown toward the ends but I see a tiny new one coming out the middle. But neither of them seem to be getting bigger. They have plenty of water and sunlight. I'm doing a container garden and would like a lot of success. Any advice?

Thanks

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critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2009
7:19 PM

Post #6373314

Welcome to DG! I hope you'll decide to subscribe, because you'll find lots of answers in some of the other forum here -- container gardening, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, vegetable gardening. In the meantime, the beginner's vegetable gardening forum should be helpful to you.

You might be in a much warmer zone, but I'm still a good 6 weeks away from time to plant out peppers... even if they don't get damaged by frost, if it's not warm enough they'll just sulk. Cabbages should do better in cooler weather, but I haven't grown them myself.

Plenty of water & sunlight is a good start, though! Looks like you've got 2 bell pepper plants in a 5 gallon bucket with nice potting mix... that should work out fine. You might consider adding a tomato cage to the bucket (1 will work for 2 pepper plants) in case they start trying to flop around on you. Just checking, but be sure your buckets have holes in the bottom for drainage.

Have fun with your plants this summer!

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