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The largest are about 3 weeks old ,very slowly growing and should have a high capsicum concentration
It's been a rough summer for gardens here , due to an over abundance of rain I lost several pepper plants, but that's a risk we take hardening
 

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The largest are about 3 weeks old ,very slowly growing and should have a high capsicum concentration
It's been a rough summer for gardens here , due to an over abundance of rain I lost several pepper plants, but that's a risk we take hardening
Which fertilizer are you using?
 
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Alpaca manure , and each year I used a 10 . 11 .10 after harvest to prep for the next season
The reason I asked is that it appears that your nutrients are leaching away as your plants look to be a bit chlorotic, either that or there is an imbalance or lack of certain trace elements. But since you are using manure leaching should not be a problem. Using manures is great but manures do not have all of the needed minerals needed for proper plant growth.
 
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That would be the 27 days of rain and 2 days of sun in July. Generally I do not use medical grow but strongly considering it. I wish I had the space to bring them in but wish in one hand ...
 
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That would be the 27 days of rain and 2 days of sun in July. Generally I do not use medical grow but strongly considering it. I wish I had the space to bring them in but wish in one hand ...
There are literally dozens of genuine organic fertilizers and soil amendments that have nothing to do with or in common with "medical grow". The rain and lack of sunshine also has nothing to do with the blotchiness of the plants leaves, as this is caused by a mineral imbalance or a lack thereof. The rain may have leached away the minerals but a lot of sunshine and no rain will not cure the problem and neither will adding more NPK although more NPK is always a good thing under an organic program.
 
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Nm I always forget potassium is K from Neo- Latin kalium
I figured you meant Miracle Grow. It is a medical wonder it hasn't poisoned people like it does soil. NPK in this case means your Alpaca manure. It is an excellent fertilizer but as with just about any macro-nutrient fertilizer it lacks most of the micro-nutrients and that is what's missing with your peppers.
 
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I see , I had considered a bag of blood meal or bone meal
Your plant needs micro-nutrients not macro-nutrients. Bloodmeal is pure nitrogen and bone meal is phosphorus and calcium, your N and P. Your plant needs iron and/or magnesium at least, probably other minerals as well. The easiest, cheapest and quickest way to fix the problem is with Chelated Iron. The best solution is by using either Azomite or Greensand incorporated into the soil, but, it takes longer and is best done at time of planting or during a time when the garden is to be fallow.
 
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Your plant needs micro-nutrients not macro-nutrients. Bloodmeal is pure nitrogen and bone meal is phosphorus and calcium, your N and P. Your plant needs iron and/or magnesium at least, probably other minerals as well. The easiest, cheapest and quickest way to fix the problem is with Chelated Iron. The best solution is by using either Azomite or Greensand incorporated into the soil, but, it takes longer and is best done at time of planting or during a time when the garden is to be fallow.
Thaks again, just 2 days later and they already show a positive response , will be getting green sand for next season.
 

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