Spicy exchange / 2023
What is blossom drop?
Not sure where to start? I've put together a 34-page guide to help you grow an abundant harvest.
Adjusting your watering practices to prevent overwatering and alleviate the stress on pepper plants is essential. 1. Only water when needed 2. Water at the base 3. Water deeply but less often
While it’s often not possible to control outdoor temperatures, you can give your plants some relief by adding shade. Hang a 35-50% shade cloth to reduce the intensity of direct sunlight.
If you want to artificially extend your pepper growing season, consider using a heat tunnel to increase the temperature around the plants. A heat tunnel is a wire structure covered with cloth, which traps heat from the sun, creating a warmer microclimate.
To address this issue and improve pollination, there are a few steps you can take: 1. Stimulate pollen release by gently shaking the plant 2. Interplant pollinator-friendly flowers to attract bees and other beneficial insects 3. Improve air circulation
To address this issue and balance nitrogen levels, you can use fertilizers high in phosphorus, such as bone meal. Phosphorus is essential for promoting flowering and fruit development in plants.
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The "green thumb" is a myth — with the right information, anyone can successfully grow peppers. Enjoy this free 34-page guide to help you grow an abundant harvest.