Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» How much room for Tromboncino zucchini?
by sanderson Today at 3:38 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson Today at 3:36 am

» Monarch Supporter
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:04 pm

» Please Share Your Knowledge with a Newbie!
by brianj555 Yesterday at 10:26 pm

» Total lunar / solar eclipse
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:03 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Mimi2 Yesterday at 9:27 pm

» New England August 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:12 pm

» What to do with fallen unripe tomatoes?
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:07 pm

» Do you fertilize? If so, what do you use?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:01 pm

» Plumeria ?
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:52 pm

» Time flies when you are having fun
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:42 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:23 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:17 pm

» Experiment - Amended Soil and MM
by Turan Yesterday at 4:41 pm

» Aug 2017 lower south - better late than never
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:19 pm

» Sweet Potato "Toast" -- MIND BLOWN!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 2:56 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 2:52 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:46 pm

» Beets; Don't be intimidated!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:25 am

» Caterpillar - Good or Bad?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:15 am

» 2017 corn pictures
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:51 am

» Avocado toast with garden tomato
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:13 am

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:01 am

» AUGUST 23, 2017, 6:00 PM EASTERN -- LIVE STREAM
by sfg4uKim 8/22/2017, 9:38 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals 8/22/2017, 7:22 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by CapeCoddess 8/22/2017, 4:42 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by dixie 8/22/2017, 10:47 am

» Anyone growing fall peas in zone 7 TN
by dixie 8/22/2017, 9:50 am

» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by Kelejan 8/22/2017, 12:35 am

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising 8/21/2017, 9:17 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Should I trash this pepper & start new?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Should I trash this pepper & start new?

Post  kristinz on 6/19/2013, 6:52 pm

This is one of my hot peppers (either jalapeno or tabasco)... not sure what's going on with it.... Can this be saved?  I was thinking of cutting off the curled portion (which is the top) and seeing what happens.  At one point there was a blossom or 2 there, but the dried up and are gone.  We've had plenty of rain (too much maybe?) and I keep up with watering when it doesn't rain... everything else seems to be coming along good...maybe a little slower than I thought (except the bush beans - growing like champs!)... Sorry, not the best pic to see, but the best one I took...



avatar
kristinz

Female Posts : 62
Join date : 2012-04-27
Age : 43
Location : New Castle, DE ~ Zone 7a ~

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Should I trash this pepper & start new?

Post  Yardslave on 6/19/2013, 7:19 pm

Pepper leaves can curl up like that from calcium deficiency, or (if you are a smoker and handle your plants) tobacco viruses, and it may be insects munching on the bottom of the leaves. Some plants respond with curled leaves from excessive pinching back- like my tomato did when I trained it into a 9' vine.
avatar
Yardslave

Male Posts : 296
Join date : 2012-01-19
Age : 66
Location : Carmel Valley, Ca.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Should I trash this pepper & start new?

Post  camprn on 6/19/2013, 7:22 pm

This does not look like mosaic. It may be viral, but the rest of the plant looks ok. Have you found any pests on the plant, like aphids? How long has this been going on?


Are you overwatering the plant? Let it dry out a day or two unless your temperatures are in the 90s and the mix dries out. It may bounce back. Whatever you do , do one thing at a time so you know what is effective.

I do see little peppers on the plant. That's a good sign.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Should I trash this pepper & start new?

Post  kristinz on 6/19/2013, 7:38 pm

I noticed this when I planted it (we bought it at a local nursery a few days before).  I figured once it got in the ground, it would bounce back.  I think I will see what happens when it soil dries a little.  The weather will be clear the next couple of days.. I will just monitor the moisture.  I did not see any pests around or on the leaves.  I even checked some of my other plants (tomatoes, beans) to see if anything was on those and have not spotted anything, but will keep an eye out on that as well.  If it doesn't bounce back in the next few of days after allowing it to dry out, I will try something else.
Thank you for your help and insight... this is my first SFG and I know I have a lot to learn!
thanks
avatar
kristinz

Female Posts : 62
Join date : 2012-04-27
Age : 43
Location : New Castle, DE ~ Zone 7a ~

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Should I trash this pepper & start new?

Post  camprn on 6/19/2013, 7:44 pm

hmm.. if you bought the plant locally, take this photo and ask if you can get a new plant...... the worst thing that will happen is they may say no....Wink Wink

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Should I trash this pepper & start new?

Post  GWN on 6/19/2013, 8:29 pm

With regards to peppers, I recently watched a video on youtube where this guy just cut the tops off the plants.... JUST LOPS THEM OFF. What a Face What a Face
To allow the plant to focus its resources into building a strong stem, and it seems to work
I have several pepper plants, as I grew the from seed and so decided to lop the top off of a few of them and they seem to be doing quite well, the stem is growing stronger and new branches are coming out.

You have not too much to lose.... give it a try
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Should I trash this pepper & start new?

Post  Yardslave on 6/20/2013, 12:04 pm

I like GWN's thinking- lopping it down to the healthy leaves may invigorate the plant and force more lateral growth. I pinch all the peppers back when they have at least 4 leaves, and they have grown very dense. I have even pinched back a Tai Dragon pepper after it produced fruit and it survived a winter to pop back in the spring.
avatar
Yardslave

Male Posts : 296
Join date : 2012-01-19
Age : 66
Location : Carmel Valley, Ca.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Should I trash this pepper & start new?

Post  camprn on 6/20/2013, 12:43 pm

Pinching the terminal end and lopping off a good 4 or more inches of a plant this small are quite different things... and in this case it may or may not be beneficial.

Kristi, did you have any luck with the Extension service? Or the store where you bought the plant?

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Should I trash this pepper & start new?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum