momof4rugratz
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no clue what is going on is my banana peppers

Ok well the back 2 are banana peppers the one with a bell on it is yellow or red I think and it looks alive still but other 2 look dead can I save them maybe I put more miracle grow around them in hopes. Tonight we are to get another storm having 1 a week for last 2 months like 85 for 5 days then down to 50 It is awful. Maybe that is what is happening. can I save them maybe.. HELP...

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BrianSkilton
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Soil looks dry, and it looks like the sun just beat down on them a little hard. When its hot and you have full sun you must water them daily. Once the top of the soil becomes dry again water alittle again...don't over do it but give them a good soak on hot days. Also don't over fertalize, not sure if you have been or not. Make sure you check the forcast though to see if you will be getting rain. Hope that helps a little

Also if it is windy that could dry out of leaves. On really windy days like 30mph + (like we've been getting) I cover up the plants with pails/buckets etc and place a rather large rock over the top of them. The wind blowing that fast will completely destory them. Anyway just some suggestions.
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rainbowgardener
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stressed plants

In general when plants are stressed, you don't want to fertilize them, especially with chemical fertilizers (as opposed to compost), unless you have reason to believe they have a specific deficiency in nitrogen or whatever you are adding. The fertilizer forcing it to grow is just another stress. And if you are trying to save the plant, pick the pepper off it and any other blossoms that appear while it is just trying to recover.

momof4rugratz
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the soil looks dry but wasnt we just put 2 handfuls of miracle grow around it took picture because DH had camera out already i finish the yard then gave all a little water i ad more to these babies because of the soil suppose rain tonight we shall see i didnt want to not water again tonight was 85 today wind 5 mph we have been getting strong winds.. we might have to find another spot for these babies yet we have nowhere

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