For over 29 years I have tried to grow Green bell peppers with little or no
If I plant 10 pepper plants from the nursery I will get no more 10 peppers .
There will be one , or two or none on each one. Average one per plant.
Zone 5 in Canada on the US border. My soil has been professionaly tested
and is excellent.
What am I doing wrong
Chillis and peppers like a long hot summer. You are probably trying to grow
them in a climate that is too cold and/or has a growing season too short.
For the warmest four months of the year what is the typical minimum night
time and day time temperature?
I haven't got a clue what Zone 5 is but I would have thought that the
geographic location you give means that you either wouldn't get enough
summer heat to grow bell peppers aka capsicum, or your growing season is too
short for them to mature. But really, I haven't a clue - will read
responses with interest.
London Ontario here. Zone 5. Someone tried to convince me that we'd
become zone 5b or even 6 but it's really zone 5 most years.
We start peppers indoors in March or early April and keep them under
cover in the fall.
Try growing a different shaped sweet pepper -- like "Gypsy", or one of
the Italian frying peppers. I've never had good luck with bell
peppers or pimentos.
I think peppers get confused by the extremely long days during the
summer if you get too far from the tropics. My hot peppers always
come on strong in the early fall when the days start getting
noticeably shorter, even if the plants were big and blooming already
during the summer months. Of course, by the time they put on a big
flush of growth and blooms, there's not much time left before the
I usually have good crops of hot peppers, but last year I had a total
crop failure because the unseasonable weather all summer long (cold
when it should have been hot, hot when it should have been cold, rain
at the wrong times.) Fixin' to start my seeds to try it again this year.
zone 4, Minnesota
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