(Closed) does anyone have jalapeno plants?

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Pepper plants seem to be slow to grow. The stuck at 3 inches tall thing has happened to me too. I think they like it hot, so that shouldn’t be a problem. They’re slow, but they should start growing soon!

Post # 4
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

What kind of soil are they growing in?  Are they planted in the ground, or in a container?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh my lord, apologies that I can’t help with your pLants… I just have to share that as i was scrolling past quickly I thought I read “Does anyone have jalapeno PANTS” and I was like WTF???? LOL!  Oops Embarassed

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It’s been a while since I had jalapeno plants, but all peppers can seem very slow.  Mine were planted in the ground rather than pots, and I was still getting impatient waiting for them (and my bell peppers) to grow.

 

My jalapenos weren’t ready until late June, and I lived in North Carolina at the time, which can get very hot indeed in the summer.  They were fine in 90+ degree temps, so don’t worry about the temperature.  Just make sure they’re getting plenty of water. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Sounds good, they should be fine in potting mix.  If the potting mix doesn’t have any fertilizer or compost, you could try some dilute fish & kelp fertilizer or something similar.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m in Wisconsin, and I’ve got jalapenos and habaneros.  They like heat and sun, you’ll want to make sure that the container has some form of drainage so you won’t rot the roots.  My jalapenos are about 6″ tall right now, the habaneros are about 4″.  I like using a bit of blood meal to give them a little extra nitrogen. Plus it helps keep vermin away.  And you want to give them as much sunlight as you can – they do not appreciate the shade 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@newname_99:  i read this as “does anyone have jalapeno pants” and i lol’ed

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I always buy starts, ive never started them from scratch. But I have always had success with them. you should go a head and repot them with good well drained soil in a bigger pot than you think you would think. Perhaps a soil blend for orhids or succulents. 

Post # 12
Hostess
11177 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@newname_99:  Same thing happened to our ghost peppers. They were thriving and then nothing. I was told that pepper plants grow slowly but this is ridiculous! I am guessing they might be more tempermental and require just the right sunlight.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Mix some epsom salt in with water and feed it to the peppers.  They LOVE epsom salts!  Something about containing the magnesium they are lacking or something.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I do not. But I want to share a story because this is the perfect place.

 

So as a housewarming gift, my friends got me a lovely pepper plant. I love peppers! I took care of it for a while and one day, thinking they were sweet peppers, pulled one off and took a huge bite.

 

…It was a ghost chili plant. It took an hour or crying, drinking milk and holding white bread to my mouth to dull the pain.

It wasn’t intentional but OH MY GOD they laughed so hard when they found out…

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