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    hello - new to forum.* have container veggie plants, one plant, bell pepper is in*2 gallon plastic pot with miracle grow vegetable potting soil.* june/july i had lots of peppers now just a couple.* i only water the plant when top of the soil looks dry.* can you tell me what maybe going on..........

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    thanks.....yellarose from texas

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    Hi Yellarose,

    I'm not sure I understand your question.* Are you saying that your pepper plant has stopped producing peppers?* If so it could be high temps.* When the temps stay above 80*F to 85*F the plants usually stop producing flowers.* Another possibility could be overfertilizing which can lead to more leaf growth at the expense of flowering.* Most Miracle Gro potting soil (except for the organic formula) comes with slow release fertilizer already in the soil.* So if you fertilize more you could be overfertilizing.* The plants could just have lived their life span and are slowing down.

    Newt

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    newt.....do have my plants in the miracle grow for vegetables soil.....you are probably right about the 'heat' aspect.* however did not know that plants slow down in their production.* i have the plants where they have sun from morning till early afternoon, about mid afternoon on they are in shade.* the bell pepper plants have maybe one or two small peppers on them now.** thanks for the tips newt.

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    :)yellarose

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    I forgot to mention that pepper plants produce in cycles so yours could just be between cycles.* Also letting them ripen will slow the plants down.* I don't like them green, so I let mine ripen which gives less yield to the plants, but I rather eat them sweeter.* You should find this interesting about them.
    http://www.uga.edu/vegetable/pepper.html

    Newt

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    newt - thx for the great info with the bell pepper info link, will keep your tips close at hand.

    yellarose:)

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    You are so very welcome!* I'm glad that was helpful.

    Newt

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