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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 7:48 am 
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Several varities of peppers (habeneros, yellow wax and jalepenos) growing in oprganic raised bed are blossoming and otherwise growing well EXCEPT that leaves are curled and crinckled. Color is healthy green and many peppers are growing. Bed also has several tomatoes so we have water regularly. Are peppers getting too much water or is there another problem?


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 10:00 am 
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My peppers do this almost every year, but it has never caused problems that I can think of. It seems to be common when the plants are young, but I don't know what causes it.


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 Post subject: Curly leaves on peppers
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 10:56 pm 
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This happened to me one year and if memory serves it turned out that the mulch I bought had some residual herbicide in it. Could that be your issue? Also some places create mulch and compost out of wood scraps that are rather undesirable and can carry chemicals that cause this effect. Sometimes it's that they aren't left to sit long enough, and sometimes it is because the chemicals won't go away no matter how long they sit.

What mulch did you choose? Straws and hay can be the culprit if not organically raised - I dont' use hay much anymore but there's one type that is less likely to have herbicide... Somebody help me out here? Dave? Cap'n Compost?

Kathe


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 9:10 pm 
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I don't mulch around peppers, so I don't think that has anything to do with it. When I do mulch (in flower beds etc) I usually use cedar mulch. I suspect it's the high fertility in my soil. Peppers tend to do pretty well in poor soils, in my experience.


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 Post subject: Cranky Peppers
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 10:16 pm 
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Agreed dragonfly, peppers can grow in crummy soil. However, not to be rude or anything, we're trying to figure out what's wrong with Mark's peppers, not yours. Just curious, why don't you mulch them? Just don't feel it's necessary?

I've grown peppers and tomatoes close to each other before with little problem, and the soil was the same, so it's hard to say whether it's the watering or soil. Fertilizers often come as "tomato and pepper food", so they obviously share some needs. The herbicide issue was just something that happened to me years ago and I was sharing an experience to give some food for thought.

How about this? A good foliar feed might straighten out the problem. I'd suggest seaweed. I did a little reading and found that a late frost or dramatic temperature change could bring on the same effect. These are signs of stress in any case. A good handful of cornmeal watered in at the base would probably do good for them too. So there you are, lots of ideas to help you! Let's hope you get great peppers this year.

Kathe :D


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