Peppers: Good, Bad, And Ugly


The jalapenos are doing great, they are loaded with peppers and I already harvested some to make some jalapeno powder.


The Cayenne peppers are looking good and though they are a little late, I am just waiting for them to just begin to change color before I dry them and make some cayenne powder.


The bell peppers are not doing quite as well the ones above have a pretty bad sunburn.


Not quite as bad a sunburn…but still a waste.


Not sure what this one is…any ideas?

6 Responses to “Peppers: Good, Bad, And Ugly”

  1. David S. Says:

    Sorry to hear about the bell peppers, hopefully when I get home from vacation mine haven’t suffered the same fate. Though I have noticed that my cayanne peppers, even though they bloomed and fruited on schedule they haven’t turned yet either. I am still waiting for my Jalapenos to really start producing, when i left they had finally started to flower along with the Serranos and the Lima Beans.

  2. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    Good news is I am not really much for bell peppers…I actually though these were going to be smaller yellow sweet peppers.

  3. Mary C. Says:

    The last pic looks like blossom end rot to me. If it is more calcium would fix that.

  4. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    Mary C. that was my guess. Think the calcium is ok, though uneven watering is probably the cause of this one. Had some pretty hot days with these growing in some small pots.

  5. Red Icculus Says:

    In a gallon of water, I add a teaspoon of blackstrap molasses and 1/4 tsp. epsom salt. This provides a nice shock of calmag to prevent BER or most sunburning.

  6. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    Thanks for the advice, trick is to remember to do this before the damage is done 🙂

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