Completely new to gardening, picked up several plants on clearance (end of season in assuming?) a few days ago. I have cilantro (pretty much dead now), basil (is doing good), hatch peppers, habanero peach, Carolina reaper, and a one that had no tag but looks like the hatch one.
Anywho, I brought all the pepper plants home Monday and already am noticing some changes with them. I live near central Texas so hot days spiking close to 100*, have been watering every morning. I've noticed some leaves have some white growth on them? Some leaves at the top are darker green but bumpy textured? Some leaves showing yellow/wilting on the edges. Caterpillars seem to be leaving them alone now that I caught 6 and fed them to my turtle.
Any guidance and advice would be great, hoping to keep them alive for next year. The two hatch ones already had peppers on them, both are blossoming and one has produced a tiny pepper since bringing it home!
I picked up some slow release fertilizer, not trying to spend a lot because I'm pretty sure I'll manage to kill almost all the plants somehow. READ LESS