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Pepper buds falling off

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by pagarden on June 29, 2004 05:26 AM
my bell and cubanelle (when i planted them i mixed them up so i don't know exactly which one is losing it's buds yet...) pepper plants have been losing buds. they formed several and i was so excited but then the flower never opened and it turned yellow, and fell right off. any ideas? the plants are healthy- strong trunks, lots of full green leaves, full sun, enough water, and fed them general plant food probably every other week. it did get chilly a few nights (not freezing though- i think in the low 50's) and i was wondering if that will do it?
by ClodHopper on June 29, 2004 09:36 PM
I had the same problem but it was just one plant at the very end of the row...... [thinker] Then I caught my dog peeing on it and figured out that's what caused it. [Mad] Probably not causing your problem, but amusing nonetheless.

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by obywan59 on June 30, 2004 08:33 AM
Yes on the chilly nights. I've read not to set peppers out until the night temperatures are consistently 55 degrees or better.

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by pagarden on July 01, 2004 05:05 AM
thanks- that's what i was thinking. it's not usually that chilly in june though so it was just a freak thing- although i sure did like sleeping with the windows open! LOL

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