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Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
May 11, 2020 8:18 PM CST
Hello everyone!

So I have had these pepper seeds/seedlings for about a month and a half to two months now, and they were grown from seeds. I have been making sure that they get at least 6-7 hours of sun per day, but it's usually around 8. I'm also making sure that they're getting watered regularly, to which I was instructed by another fellow member to water them once the soil is almost all dry (to the bottom). I also placed sticks for them to grab onto because they are getting new leaves growing from the middle. But now, they're withering! I don't know what I'm doing wrong!

Any help is appreciated!

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(Also sorry that the pictures are so terrible, but it's cloudy at my house today. I will hopefully get better pictures tomorrow.)

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 11, 2020 8:55 PM CST
Even a cactus needs more water than that. Give them a drink! Why is your container only half full of soil?

PS: peppers don't grab
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Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
May 11, 2020 9:09 PM CST
Oh, that's good to know! I figured that because they're vines they grabbed. So thanks for telling me about that! Also, yes I will definitely give them a drink!

When I was watering them 1-2 times a week, a member said I was water logging them so I freaked out 😬

And the way the picture is taken it looks like the pot is only halfway full, but it's 3/4 filled with soil.
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sallyg
May 11, 2020 11:47 PM CST
Need more light hours and water. My seedlings get 14 to 16 hours of Fluorrsecnt ( crap where is spell. check when you need it) light per day.
Peppers are not vines.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 11, 2020 11:58 PM CST
KFredenburg said:Oh, that's good to know! I figured that because they're vines they grabbed. So thanks for telling me about that! Also, yes I will definitely give them a drink!

When I was watering them 1-2 times a week, a member said I was water logging them so I freaked out 😬

And the way the picture is taken it looks like the pot is only halfway full, but it's 3/4 filled with soil.



Whoever that member was, please think twice about their advice from now on...Hmmm, I hope it wasn't me. Crying

Why didn't you put soil to the top?
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SoulReaver009
May 12, 2020 12:07 AM CST
Ahhh I am sorry for that misunderstanding from me.

EDIT: actually upon looking at the old article, I don't know if it was me or the other guy. Either way, I apologize for not being clearer.
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Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
May 12, 2020 8:58 AM CST
@DaisyI: I guess I just figured the seeds couldn't handle it before they were actual plants, because bigger pots carry more water.

@SoulReaver009: Apology accepted. We all make mistakes Smiling
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