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May 20, 2020 5:50 PM CST
Western Arkansas
Planted these Cubanelles from Tractor Supply last Thursday. Watered to soaking through the bottom of the pot. Rained a lot Thursday-Sunday morning (about 3"). Plants were dropping after and developed spots/holes. Sprayed with Neem Oil yesterday and applied 1/2 cup of Jobe's 2-5-3 fertilizer and watered today.
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May 20, 2020 7:00 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Welcome!

Your peppers were suffering from too much water. Now, they are suffering from too much fertilizer. Fertilizer is not medicine - it won't fix a stressed plant but could easily kill it.

Did you check the bag your potting soil came in? Most potting soil comes with a built in several month supply of fertilizer. In a container, fertilizer should be mixed at 1/4 to 1/3 the recommended strength. Double whammy - way too much water and way too much fertilizer.
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May 20, 2020 7:19 PM CST
Western Arkansas
Thanks for the response!

The pots we have our peppers in had Miracle Gro Potting Soil in them last year and hisbiscuses planted in them. Just turned up the soil in them before initially planting the peppers (have another pot of Serranos which are doing slightly better but not much).

Any reviving them? We're supposed to get another couple inches of rain this weekend. Ugh.
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May 20, 2020 7:25 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Can you move or cover your pots?
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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May 20, 2020 7:27 PM CST
Western Arkansas
Yes we can move them! What do you suggest?
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May 20, 2020 7:29 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Under the eaves, on the porch, anywhere with cover. Or make tents of plastic so most of the water lands outside the pot.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
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May 20, 2020 7:35 PM CST
Western Arkansas
Thanks! First time container gardening, pretty excited. Grin
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May 20, 2020 7:39 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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