I recently planted some pepper seedlings and the new growth is coming
out all "crinkly" looking....see a photo at
This particular pepper is a Poblano but all my others (Bell, Cayenne,
Jalepeno) are doing the same thing. This same thing happened last
year and some plants recovered and some plants didn't. I took great
care this year to plant in optimum soil and don't feel like I'm
watering too much or too little. Can someone help me before all my
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Your link would not load for me, however in my experience what you may be
encountering is the transition of the pepper plants suffering "withdrawls"
from their undoubtedly high nitrogen infancy to your garden soil. Lots of
growers raise those seedlings and essentially over feed them, then when you
get them they don't have their "fix" of nitrogen in your soil. Most home
gardeners soils are deficient in fertility, usually as a result of a lack of
organic matter. My soil is heavily amended about every other year with
copious amounts of compost, and even with that I can transplant peppers and
for about the first month I get the "crinkly" leaves, but they soon adjust
and begin to get healthy and produce like crazy. If you are interested I
can provide pics of my peppers in a day or two. The varieties range from
bells to habaneros and were originally planted about 1 month ago and were
about 4 inches tall. You might be surprised.
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