Drooping leaves on bell pepper plants

granniex3July 14, 2010

I have planted several bell pepper plants and they are slowly dying off one at a time. A plant will start to get drooping leaves which never drop off and then the plant dies. They are all in different locations, and the soil drains well. We water only in the morning before the sun gets to them, and none of the cucumber or tomato plants near them are having problems. Our lot is hilly and has a lot of trees so we have several small plots instead of one big one. We have had pepper plants for the last 4 years and have never had this problem. I have lost 4 plants so far, with one that started drooping today. It looks healthy and even has some buds and a couple of little peppers on it. I only have one plant left. What can I do.?

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bsntech(5b)

Are they in containers or in the ground?

Drooping leaves to me means they are not getting enough water.

Is there any yellowing on the leaves - at the tips, little splotches?

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    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 4:46PM
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journo

I'd lay off on the watering. I had problems with my two bell pepper plants with leaves drooping while producing fruit, followed by the whole plant. I had been watering them every day. I laid off with the watering can and they have started to recover.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 4:48PM
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granniex3

Thank you for the input. Peppers are in the ground. I don't water everyday, even though the temps have been in the low 90s. We hve had some afternoon showers but they only last about 30 minutes. There is no yellowing on the leaves, they look perfectly healthy except for the droop and dying.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2010 at 12:43PM
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