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    Jane0o0 is offline Seedling
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    Default Bell Pepper plant problem

    I have quite a few buds and flowers on my bell pepper plant but they all seem to be dropping off. Would anyone have any advice thanks.


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    Where are you keeping them? I know lots of people say to keep chilli and pepper plants on the dry side but in this weather especially while they are in flower they really do need a good watering. I’m watering mine every day in the greenhouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Where are you keeping them? I know lots of people say to keep chilli and pepper plants on the dry side but in this weather especially while they are in flower they really do need a good watering. Iím watering mine every day in the greenhouse.
    Me too....
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    Mine are also in the greenhouse. They have plenty flowers and buds on but just keep falling off. I have the plant in a 40cm pot.

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    Do you have a photo of the whole plant so we can see the leaves & the look of the plant,if youíre watering everyday have you ever given them any fertiliser?

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    Jane I grew bell peppers in 10" pots last year and got away with it. By the time the roots had filled the pot they were sitting in their own trays and I was feeding them half strength food constantly, so they could 'suck up' what they needed as and when they wanted. The tray was never dry. I will add they were an experiment as I grew loads and it did work. The rest were grown in 30lit containers individually.
    The weather last year was much more typical of the UK and there seemed to be many more insects around compared to this year.
    Although usually there is no need to hand pollinate peppers, perhaps it might be worth a try, especially as they are in a greenhouse and my daily temps in there are well over 30c daily even though I live on the coast!
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    Not given them any feed yet but was going to when the pepper appeared but next day it fell of and so have a few.



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    Healthy looking plants Jane, they are just 'finding their feet' so to speak and adjusting to their conditions. They'll soon sort themselves out..

    Here's my 'mini sweet red peppers' I just need them to start turning red now!

    Bell Pepper plant problem-9th-july-mini-sweet-red-peppers.jpg
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