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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:40 pm    Post subject: Bell Peppers!! Reply with quote

This year I sowed some bell pepper seeds ... They are about 5-6 inches tall now and the first bud is forming!!
Is it normal for it to grow that slowly in a year .. I sowed them in march indoors and at he moment they are growing in a growhouse!!
Im afraid that when the pepper grows it will break the stem and kill the plant becasue of the weight!! HELP!! Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the pepper should be much taller at this stage of the year. feed it more or put it into a bigger pot if it is growing in a pot and water regularly. The plant will not set fruit unless it is capable of bringing it to fruition. has the soil enough organic matter or compost present?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael, what size should the pepper plant be at this stage approx if sown in March ? Mine is about a 12 inches and first buds are forming, is that normal or should it be even bigger at this stage ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12 inches is normal. i was under the impression that the plant was much smaller. The leaves should be large good green colour and free of aphids and virus disease (no crinkling). Peppers are hungry plants so keep them fed and well watered.
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