peppers - Knowledgebase Question

Cliffside Park, Ne
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Question by Ylandom
September 29, 2010
I have planted peppers this 2nd year the plant only grows little bit and stops I have put fert. new soil and compost, nothing happend please let me know what I'm doing wrong tanx

Answer from NGA
September 29, 2010
I'm not sure what's going on with your pepper plants. Peppers thrive in warm soils and lots of sunshine. Find the sunniest spot possible in your garden (or grow them in large containers that you can set in a sunny spot). Amend your soil with compost to both enrich and loosen it so the roots can grow deep and strong. Water your pepper plants when the top half inch of soil dries out - be sure to water deeply so the roots will grow deep, and feed your pepper plants by side-dressing with compost or broadcasting a time release 5-10-10 fertilizer around each plant.

Some varieties recommended for New York include:
Early: Ace, Apple, Golden Bell, Gypsy, Lipstick, New Ace, Redstart. Main Season: Boynton Bell, Golden Bell (Yellow), King Arthur, Lady Bell, Sweet Banana, Sweet
Chocolate, Yellow Belle II. Hot: Anaheim, Biscayne, Cayenne Long, Habanero, Hungarian Yellow Wax, Jalape?o, Mucho Nacho, Serrano, Super Chili.

Hope you have a better crop next year!

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