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Speeding up peppers and eggplant....

Posted by t-bird Chicago 5/6 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 20, 11 at 20:40

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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RE: Speeding up peppers and eggplant....

Keep up with their water needs.


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RE: Speeding up peppers and eggplant....

Water and sun and a good soil.

Dan


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RE: Speeding up peppers and eggplant....

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


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RE: Speeding up peppers and eggplant....

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.


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