mulutchoker
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green bells

my plants are flourishing,tons of buds but so far ive only got 2 peppers on one plant,one pepper matured then a couple of weeks later on the same plant another is growing nicely but thats it.i only have 2 plants now ,im just getting my feet wet and learning before i do more plants.

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BrianSkilton
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Re: green bells

mulutchoker wrote:my plants are flourishing,tons of buds but so far ive only got 2 peppers on one plant,one pepper matured then a couple of weeks later on the same plant another is growing nicely but thats it.i only have 2 plants now ,im just getting my feet wet and learning before i do more plants.
How old are the plants? Give em a few weeks....they produce most of the summer long.
Why buy produce when you can grow it?
-Nick

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bells

these plants are about 3 mo. old and 2ft. high and have already produced one mature peper with another on the way .but thats it.tons of blooms but no produce.

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pepper plants not setting fruit

Not that I'm an expert, but offhand I can only think of a couple things:
Temperature--Peppers are warm-weather plants. If night temperatures are below 50 degrees F the plants may grow slowly and not set fruit. Fertilizing-- If you are over fertilizing, the plants will grow fast, but focus on growing the vegetation, not fruit. If neither of these are it, then someone else will have to try.

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BrianSkilton
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Yeah, give them some more time, they will come. I have two month old plants and they are starting to bud but thats it. You can also pick off a lot of the flowers, so the the plant will grow bigger instead of focusing on growing fruit, you will have a bigger yield in the end...that is what I read on another forum.
Why buy produce when you can grow it?
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You can also try "tickling" your peppers. Brush a feather over the flowers on the plants, moving from one bud to the next & plant to plant.
Michele

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