brooklyn boy
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peppers wilting during the day

I've planted 3 pepper plants in a 5 gallon bucket and its growing well but during the afternoon the leaves wilt and get back up at night with temps in the 60's/70's it should not wilt then why are the peppers playing games with me ?
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TheSilverSurvivor
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Midday wilting is normal behavior on hot days and nothing to be concerned about, especially with peppers. Peppers are native to hot climates so they can take it. If your plants are wilting because they need water, they wouldn’t stand up again when it cools off. If you want your peppers to be as hot as they can be, only water them when they show you they need it. Regularly watering pepper plants as if they’re thirsty tomato plants will make them produce less intense fruits.

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