Read more about the article Blossom End Rot: What Causes It and How to Treat It
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Blossom End Rot: What Causes It and How to Treat It

Blossom end rot is a common condition found in tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, and squashes, like zucchini. It is characterized by a water-soaked spot or lesion located at or near the bottom of the fruit.   Blossom end rot is not a disease but rather a physiological disorder (or an abiotic disorder)…

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Read more about the article 3 Reasons Why Green Peppers Aren’t Turning Red
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3 Reasons Why Green Peppers Aren’t Turning Red

Peppers are edible at any stage of development.  Case in point, green bell peppers are technically not ripe, yet they are used in many cuisines. A pepper is considered ripe when its seeds are mature. This stage is often accompanied by a change in color that results from the breakdown of…

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Read more about the article Top 4 Reasons Peppers Are Deformed or Misshapen
Blonde bell peppers, Okra In My Garden

Top 4 Reasons Peppers Are Deformed or Misshapen

Peppers, whether sweet or spicy, are often a favorite crop of gardeners. It is a wonderful feeling when you can harvest beautiful, ripe peppers that rival and even surpass those found in grocery stores. But occasionally, you may discover that some of your peppers are deformed or misshapen. When this…

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Read more about the article Top 8 Reasons for Stunted Growth in Tomatoes and Peppers
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Top 8 Reasons for Stunted Growth in Tomatoes and Peppers

If you are like many gardeners, growing peppers and tomatoes is the highlight of the growing season. Thus, it's no wonder why it is so frustrating when they do not flourish. They may grow well at first, but, at some point, the growth is stunted, and they never quite reach…

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