My Peppers have Curled Leaves, why?
Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:45 PM
I hope these guys can get with it and make me some hot peppers. I think they will make little peppers that can be pickled whole.
Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:51 PM
Posted 08 June 2010 - 01:28 AM
One problem could be broad leaf herbicides in your fertilizer, did you use your own compost, composted manure, or store bought stuff?
I have seen something like this that attacked hundreds of broad leaf plants, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and more, except it was more pronounced. It ended up being an herbicide that was sprayed on grass hay fields that cows ate and passed through their system. Eventually it ended up in a manure compost pile that sat over a winter and was applied in the spring, still holding enough active chemical to literally wipe out hundreds of plants.
Those are my two guesses, a pathogen or an herbicide. Ill bet if you think about it more you might think of a possible point of contamination for either thing.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:05 AM
Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:31 AM
I know sometimes when reefer leaves curl up they are ask for Mg.
If it is, a tablespoon of epsom salt to a gallon will help cure it. It can't hurt it either way.
Posted 08 June 2010 - 09:11 PM
I used brand new potting soil, the same stuff that successfully brought in a crop of the reefer-madness. I have not added any ferts, I didn't want to burn their young roots.
I took a closer look at the white specs. It is dirt/dust. I moved the plants to a location that is more isolated from the slugs and snails.
I started these babies from seed and are around 2 month old now. Does it make sense if I have under fertilized them? I don't think I have over fertilized them, the potting soil is like the stuff that Hippie and many others on this good site have recommended for demanding plants.(No perlite, I didn't think peppers would be picky about well aerated soil. Oh, and no worm casting either.
Thanks for the help so far. :eusa_clap
Posted 09 June 2010 - 12:07 AM
Sounds like the need some food. They have been plenty old enough to get treatments of fertilizer. I like to lightly dose them up when they're about one to two inches tall. Two mouths with no food, wouldn't you be a little unhappy :D
Feed them and they should take off!
Good luck man!
Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:25 PM
Posted 13 September 2010 - 08:32 PM
The following is a picture of my son's Thai Dragon that spent most of its summer in Davis, CA. It is the plant on the left. The poor thing fell out of my car when we moved it, and all of its big branches snapped off. Peppers are brittle compared to cannabis. We the plant took to its new home and is making peppers. Hot ones too!
So peppers with wrinkled leaves = soil-less potted conditions.
Posted 19 September 2010 - 08:31 AM
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 01:59 AM
i dunno, they are usually little green bastards and you just need to spray them with a spray bottle. drown their asses when you water your plants.
Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:02 PM
Posted 16 November 2010 - 02:54 PM
The Thai Dragon has very healthy looking foliage and is full of peppers. They are hard to see because they are dark green and skinny.
Posted 14 August 2011 - 07:04 PM
I think there is something in my garden that does not agree with peppers, the growth is wrinkled and stunted. It is cool how the peppers all stand up on end. I think this is probably more of an ornamental variety. The peppers make for a very hot pickle with a different flavor.
The Thai Chili is setting extremely well