2017 Pepper Growing Update

This year’s pepper garden includes jalapeños, big cayannes, peach bhut jolokias and a hot charleston. Plants have been in the ground since mid march. The cayannes are off to a very fast start.

Cayanne pepper

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13 Responses to 2017 Pepper Growing Update

  1. Eduardo quintero says:

    I have jalapenos plants in containers its about 102 degrees outside in texas what should I do move them from sunlight or what should I do it has flowers and buds flowers are falling off what should I do ….

    • pepperseed says:

      Don’t worry about the flower drop, it’s going to happen when it’s that hot. Moving them to the shade during the peak heat could help.

  2. Eduardo quintero says:

    Its been a month since I added fertilizer and lime to my jalapenos
    In containers do i add fertilizer and lime again or just fertilizer?

  3. Eduardo quintero says:

    Espoma 3 4 4 fertilizer …. should I fertilize it again with lime or just fertilizer 3 4 4

    • pepperseed says:

      You probably don’t need to fertilize again until it starts to cool down, that’s late August here. To much fert in the peak of the hot months can damage plants.

  4. Eduardo quintero says:

    How about adding lime to my jalapeno plants how when do i add it ( lime )

  5. Eduardo quintero says:

    At what time is it good to harvest jalapenos fruit it’s mid July and I have about a couple of them that look big

    • pepperseed says:

      You can harvest them at pretty much anytime. I start slowing using mine after they are 2 – 3 weeks old and keep slowly harvesting leaving some on the plants until they’re red.

  6. Eduardo quintero says:

    My green bells are green look healthy
    No yellow top leaves are wrinkley small wilted curled and cri kle no pests found
    Whats wrong ? The spil was a little dry
    But i water it or does it need fertilizer ?
    Lime ?

  7. Susan says:

    I planted Cochiti, Patagonia, and Vallero varieties here in southeast Utah. All of the varieties mentioned are heat tolerant (out of Tucson). They are all doing pretty well and producing a lot of peppers, but the Cochiti peppers seem to be more sensitive to the heat. Some of the peppers are either not growing very big and/or becoming wrinkled and appear to be drying out?? It’s been in the mid to upper 90’s here lately, so I have been trying to water them more when I am home. Does anyone have any other suggestions? I have them in a raised bed, so moving them to shade isn’t an option. 🙂

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