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Adelaide, South Australia
Jan 30, 2018 9:20 PM CST
I've had experience growing and maintaining grasses, flowers etc but have never grown fruit or vegetables. My capsicum plants were bought as small plants and I've had them now for a couple weeks. Watering every 2-3 days as needed. They're in an organic potting mix which I added slow release fertiliser which is for fruit and vegetable plants. They get around 7 hours of full sun. The temperature has been averaging around 32 degrees celsius (90fh) The lower leaves are looking less healthy as the days pass. From these photos is it clear if I'm doing something wrong? Or is it fine and I'm worrying about nothing ? Sorry for the cluelessness just very new to this gardening thing. Thanks for any help you can give.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Jan 30, 2018 10:14 PM CST
Your plant looks healthy to me. It is normal for the lower, older leaver to be shed as new growth is added on top.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jan 30, 2018 10:37 PM CST
It looks ok to me too.
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Adelaide, South Australia
Jan 30, 2018 10:50 PM CST
Thanks guys I was obviously over analysing the plant I think.
Southern Ontario, Canada
Jan 31, 2018 6:24 PM CST
I agree Looking good! Peppers are about the only thing I feel safe commenting on as I have been growing them since forever. Personally if any of my bottom leaves touch the soil, I chop them. :)
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