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by max hymel on May 31, 2006 07:44 AM
can anyone help me ?? My red savina habanero plant has been dropping leaves and some of the smaller peppers what is going on?????
by Longy on May 31, 2006 07:59 AM
Possibly too dry or too wet Max. Are either of those a possibility?

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by weezie13 on June 01, 2006 04:53 AM
I was wondering about all the growing conditions,
the soil it's in?? Bagged or Regular garden soil?

The watering practices?
Hose, drip??

Have you fertilized? If yes, what kind? How much?

Did you grow from seed yourself or nursery bought?
Was it hardened off, has there been frosts??

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done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
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by max hymel on June 03, 2006 08:20 PM
It is in bagged soil, grew from seed. shower head hose watering twice a day. Actually it is in a mixture of soil. No frosts, no hardening off. Fertilizing with peter's 20-20-20 once a week, too much? Water soulable. Was very lush, I plucked all the first flowers to encourage growth and to increase maximum yield. Then she started producing up to 40+ pods, was ferilizing it then a few weeks later it started dropping leaves and some smaller peppers. It does have new groth coming back. Did I over fertilize?
by max hymel on June 03, 2006 08:23 PM
Is it possible that it overloaded itself with peppers and then compensated by dropping leaves and some peppers??
by peppereater on June 04, 2006 02:33 AM
Do the leaves turn yellow before they drop? I think you're overwatering. And yes, you're overfertilizing. I'd suggest switching to something with a lower nitrogen content, for one (the first number.) Normally, every 2 weeks is adequate with liquid fert.

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Even my growlights are getting restless!
by weezie13 on June 04, 2006 03:07 AM
What time of day were you fertilizing??
*ie; mornings, mid~noon, ???*

Was the soil already moist when you fertilized?
Or was it dry and then fertilized??

What was the name on the bagged soil???

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shower head hose watering twice a day.
Yes, I too think that's too much water???

But another question???
Is the plant in a container or in the ground???

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by max hymel on June 05, 2006 08:39 PM
A little pale yellowish but not significantly yellow. Was fertilizing in the afternoon mostly.
The soil was pretty moist. It was started in miracle grow soil then transplanted to a natural soil mix from a landscaper/neighbor. It gets pretty hot here all day, but I'll try watering less. And finally the plant is in a container, big one.
by johnCT on June 06, 2006 01:13 AM
Regular soil in a container is not a good thing. It will not drain very well. This could be your problem. A good potting mix should be used in containers.

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by max hymel on June 06, 2006 06:55 PM
should I just put it in the ground?
by johnCT on June 07, 2006 12:29 AM
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Originally posted by max hymel:
should I just put it in the ground?
Unless you can afford to get some decent potting mix for the container, that might be your best bet. Good luck.

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by max hymel on June 08, 2006 07:27 PM
Ok thank you all!!!!!!

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