Speeding up peppers and eggplant....

t-bird(Chicago 5/6)July 20, 2011

Hey all -

My eggplants and peppers were a late addition to the garden - but with the heat we're having now - I think they may have shot.

What can I do to ensure they have everything they need to go as far as they can? The peppers are in a spot that was given about 6' composted horse manure, then had a crop of carrots and beets........

Added in a 3-2-2 vegan organic fertilizer when I put the transplants in....

Eggplant - same original condition, a crop of lettuce and arugula, but added just a small dusting of the 322.

Forgot about the epsom salts in the hole... is it too late to water them with epsom salt water? Or should I wait on them using up the fert first?

Any suggestions (atural not chem)to get these guy to produce before the year is over for them is appreciated.

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Keep up with their water needs.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 9:21PM
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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

Water and sun and a good soil.

Dan

    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 9:45PM
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chaman(z7MD)

Fertilize as required by these plats.Please Google for "how to grow these plants".

    Bookmark   July 21, 2011 at 2:24AM
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happyday(WI4a)

Forgot about the epsom salts in the hole... is it too late to water them with epsom salt water? Or should I wait on them using up the fert first?

I put a couple tablespoons of epsom salts in a gallon of water and watered around the base of pepper plants. Peppers now looking lush and green. Poured a bit of the same epsom salted water over the tops of tomato plants, because I could not reach the base of the plant...tomato plants now looking burned.

So you can water in epsom salts to the roots but don't put it on the leaves.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2011 at 1:49PM
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