The Q&A Archives: Joints on Pepper Plants Turning Black

Question: I transplanted red, green, and yellow peppers from a local nursery. The plants look reasonably healthy, though there hasn't been too much growth in the past month. But recently I noticed that there is a blackening around all of the joints of the plants. My dad says it is normal--please advise.

Answer: Yup, your dad's right, it's just the normal coloring. If you begin to see water-soaked or sunken spots, or see the plants beginning to decline, then I'd start to be concerned. Otherwise, be patient and look forward to some wonderful peppers!

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