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Pepper Plants Have No Fruit

Written by Hilary on August 11th, 2009

One of the most common complaints heard about pepper plants is that the plant itself is beautiful, but there is no fruit!

The reason is over-fertilization.

Pepper plants don’t need a lot of food to grow and do well. They only need about one teaspoon (5 ml) of 5-10-10 at planting time, and another teaspoon at the flowering stage.

If you have fed your peppers more than that, you risk the plant putting all its energy into growing leaves, and not producing any fruit.

How to Fix:

Spray the plant with Epsom salts at the rate of 1 teaspoon (5 ml) dissolved in an old window-spray bottle of warm water. That’s about 4 cups (1 liter) of water.

By doing this, you will give your pepper plants a boost of magnesium that is required by these plants at flowering time in order to produce fruit.

Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks you will have peppers that you can eat!

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Have great week!

 

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Sharon says:

    Are we to spray the foilage or the soil around the plant?
    Thank you!

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