Re: [gardeners] green pepper problem

George Shirley (
Thu, 17 Aug 2000 12:35:14 -0500

This time of year I hit my peppers with Super Bloom instead of high nitrogen
fertilizers. Super Bloom or other such types of fertilizer have a high middle
number and lower end numbers. Forces the plant into production versus vegetative
growth. As an aside though, my green peppers didn't do diddly squat this year.
Note: diddly squat is a gardening technical term from the south meaning they did
nothing. Just sounds more quaint than "nothing."

George, home again, home again at 12:30CDST to a happy dog

"c.l. avery" wrote:
> Dear List,
>    I have two green pepper plants, that I grew from seed, and there is
> absolutely no sign of fruit!  They are about waist high, loads of leaves and
> flowers but not the slightest sign of any green peppers on the dang things.
> I went out and 'pollinated' the flowers with my fingers after a while when I
> saw things were not going as I had hoped with them.  But, I was just
> wondering -- what could explain this sterility with the plantoids??  Has
> anyone else had this happen?
>   many thanks,
>       Carolyn
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