Brian Michael wrote:How long have they been in the ground in that spot?
Brian Michael wrote:Were they root bound when transplanted?
Lauren Ritz wrote:It really looks like nitrogen deficiency. The leaves at the top look better than the bottom, so probably not sulfur deficiency, and the yellowing appears to be the full leaf rather than being interveinal. Interveinal chlorosis is a symptom of other nutrient deficiencies.
Nitrogen deficiency--Total chlorosis (yellowing) starts on the top of the leaf and eventually the whole leaf is yellow, starts on older leaves
T Melville wrote:I suspect there's enough nitrogen in the manure. Is there another nutrient the plant needs in order to uptake the nitrogen? Maybe that's deficient?
Brian Michael wrote:Peppers seem like they can be pretty finicky - I have had years where they looked just like yours for a long time (longer than I would have liked) and then exploded. I have had years where they never really got their crap together.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:If you have some DE you might want to give the soil a light dusting, the silica will do some very good things for your microbiome and it will allow plants to draw in zinc and iron even with excessive quantities of P and K.
Michael Cox wrote:I can’t speak for peppers, but this year I planted tomatoes in the ground for the first time...
For the first few weeks some looked like your peppers, while others were deep green and thriving. A few weeks later they have all got properly established and are growing happily with vigour...
Anne Pratt wrote:T Melville,
Have your tomatoes started to flower? I have some in containers where the imported soil is probably quite rich, and they are deep green but with only a few flowers. Uh-oh! I have some in the garden, too, that aren't growing that well but seem to have a bit of fungal damage. I'm worried that the soil in the containers has too much nitrogen. Growing like crazy, deep dark green, but maybe not many tomatoes.
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