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Name: doug campbell
placerville california (Zone 9a)
dougpcampb
Feb 19, 2016 10:58 AM CST
My young jalepeno seedling look OK but have purple stems that look a little Woody. Though the leaves are big and healthy. Are the youngsters missing something?


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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Feb 19, 2016 11:30 AM CST
Give them more light.
Name: doug campbell
placerville california (Zone 9a)
dougpcampb
Feb 19, 2016 3:36 PM CST
DaisyI said:Give them more light.


They have been getting lots of direct sunlight though the temps have been cool. Night temps recently had me worried so I put them back inside under t5 lights. Could the cool temps be the culprit. Any advise from those in the know is appreciated as all I have is what I've read in books and on the net. Thanks a bunch!
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Name: Rob Duval
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robertduval14
Feb 19, 2016 7:02 PM CST

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They look fine to me, personally I would not be concerned in the least. Plants look very healthy, keep doing what you are doing. It's quite common for pepper plants to have touches of purple color in their stems.
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Name: Rob Duval
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robertduval14
Feb 19, 2016 7:06 PM CST

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Oh, and the woodiness of the main stem will only increase as time goes by, which is great (and again, normal), as it will help to hold your bounty of peppers off the ground!
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Weedwhacker
Feb 19, 2016 7:15 PM CST
Welcome to All Things Plants, @dougpcampb !

I agree with Rob -- I grow jalapenos every year (for many years now), and mine always have that purple tinge -- the peppers themselves, as well as the stems. Your plants look great!

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Name: doug campbell
placerville california (Zone 9a)
dougpcampb
Feb 20, 2016 11:14 AM CST
Hey thanks a bunch guys! That helps. Being I just moved here from Alaska my knowledge with warm weather plants is limited at best. I have lots planned for this season and will need help from you folks to keep me fromy epic failur. Have more questions soon
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Name: Rob Duval
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robertduval14
Feb 20, 2016 12:09 PM CST

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dougpcampb said:Hey thanks a bunch guys! That helps. Being I just moved here from Alaska my knowledge with warm weather plants is limited at best. I have lots planned for this season and will need help from you folks to keep me fromy epic failur. Have more questions soon


We look forward to sharing in your successes and helping you through any tough spots. Welcome to ATP, hope you stick around...before you know it, you'll have advice to share with others based on your own experiences as well!

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