Can someone tell me why my red peppers are growing like this :- (?

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i have attached a pic of it and how it looks when it gets to this size. btw i am growing them on my porch in a pot

q can someone tell me why my red peppers are growing like this
q can someone tell me why my red peppers are growing like this
q can someone tell me why my red peppers are growing like this

this is about the size it gets. thank you.

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  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Aug 23, 2018

    Has there been a lot of rain or are you overwatering?

  • Bmasecar Bmasecar on Aug 23, 2018

    Look up pepper blossom end rot on the internet.

  • Joanna - Gingham Gardens Joanna - Gingham Gardens on Aug 23, 2018

    Hi Karen - I have some that look like that and I believe it's blossom end rot. It caused by uneven watering. Like watering a ton and then letting the plant dry out. Pick off all the peppers that have it and then start watering every day around the base of the plant. Good luck!

  • Kathy Thomas Kathy Thomas on Aug 24, 2018

    Lack of calcium and magnesium add epsom salt and calcium water in keep evenly watered

  • Jeanne Grunert Jeanne Grunert on Sep 04, 2018

    It's blossom end rot, similar to what tomatoes get. Yes, peppers can get them. Try adding Epsom salt to your soil, about a tablespoon around the base of each plant. Make sure you are watering consistently, too. Each spring get a soil test done so that you know what to add to the soil to prevevnt it.

  • Dianna Davis -Gorrell Dianna Davis -Gorrell on Sep 23, 2018

    We live in Indiana and parral a garden approximately a 150' long and 60' wide we plan approximately 80 tomato plants and 80 pepper plants Along with 18 rows of corn and several other things, my husband always puts one tablespoon of epson salt into the soil places the plant adds water covers it up waters very good then sprinkle 2 tablespoons of epson salt on the top of the ground then as we have such a large garden he uses a 2 and a 1/2 gallon sprayer and he will place 2 cups of Epsom salt in the tuna half gallon sprayer make sure it is dissolved very good we usually use warm water then 2 weeks intervals you want to spray your plants this helps keep the blight away it's really badd here in Indiana and I'm assuming probly and several garden areas hope this helps

  • Karenbashful7 Karenbashful7 on Sep 24, 2018

    Thank you everyone, next year I will try again.

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