mbaker410
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Pepper Plant Question?

I have planted 4 peper plants that I have grown from seeds. They look super healthy and strong. However on two of them the main stems are almost black if not black. They seem to be a very very dark green. Is this normal? I will take pictures and upload them when I can.

Thanks

DARK505
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The entire stems? or just where the branches split off? How much are you watering, what type of soil/fertilizers used? PICS!!!

mbaker410
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It is the stem the ones that branch off are fine. I am using a mixture of composted manure, top soil and peat moss. I used the miracle grow transplant mixture before and I just recently used the miracle grow shake and feed mixture which I think is 12-10-12 but I am probably wrong.

I should get pictures tomorrow.

rigardengal
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Hi,
I have the exact same problem, at the "V", where the branch branches off from the main stem. I asked about this on a previous post, and was told that it was normal. My bell and hot cherry peppers are all flowering and there are a few bells just starting to form.
Good Luck!

mbaker410
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yeah, a couple people told me that some of the pepper plants just do that. I wonder if its a varietal thing.

Thanks for the input though.

mbaker410
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Here are some pictures of the stems just in case anyone notices anything wrong.

[img]https://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/mbaker410/Plants%20and%20Vegetables%202008/DSCF1922.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/mbaker410/Plants%20and%20Vegetables%202008/DSCF1923.jpg[/img]

But as you can see they look healthy. (Peppers are in front of the tomatoes.)
[img]https://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/mbaker410/Plants%20and%20Vegetables%202008/DSCF1917.jpg[/img]

Thanks

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