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They are definitely drooping today! I feel sorry for them...

I'm pretty sure they're going to need a drink in the AM! We'll see what they look like then but it will be really hard for me to let them go another day, if I have to...
 
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They are definitely drooping today! I feel sorry for them...

I'm pretty sure they're going to need a drink in the AM! We'll see what they look like then but it will be really hard for me to let them go another day, if I have to...
You should see mine. This afternoon it was 102 degrees and 90% of my plants looked like they had died. But in the morning they will be all perky again and if not they get to go swimming. Have you ever gone outside in the heat and had sweat pouring off of you but you weren't thirsty?
 
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I NEVER go outside when it is this hot out there! :D

The soil is feeling dryer than its ever been - I will see what they look like in the AM and go from there. I didn't use my moisture gauge today but perhaps as the sun goes down I will, just to see what it says.

Nevertheless, I was most definitely over-watering everything! Glad I didn't kill them!!!

Thank you, Sir!
 
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4:40 AM we're getting a bit of rain! Cray-cray timing huh?

[EDIT 5:15 AM] Oh well, just a sprinkle. Probably enough to get the pants through another day...
 
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4:40 AM we're getting a bit of rain! Cray-cray timing huh?

[EDIT 5:15 AM] Oh well, just a sprinkle. Probably enough to get the pants through another day...
It rained here about 1 AM. Not enough to get the ground muddy an inch deep. I will probably have to water squash and cantaloupes today. I watered peppers 5 days ago so I won't have to water them.
 
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I use to have an article in my stack of gardening material where this one guy had grown Jalapeno for several years. If I recall the article right he had a 5 year old plant, that still produced.

On a side note, the other day in walmart I noticed their jalapeno peppers for sale in the fresh veg area were monster huge, almost as long as poblano peppers, just big fat and round.
 
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I use to have an article in my stack of gardening material where this one guy had grown Jalapeno for several years. If I recall the article right he had a 5 year old plant, that still produced.

On a side note, the other day in walmart I noticed their jalapeno peppers for sale in the fresh veg area were monster huge, almost as long as poblano peppers, just big fat and round.
Yep, in perfect conditions pepper plants can live and produce for years. IIRC the world record is 7 years somewhere in Micronesia. But, as each year passes the production decreases while the chance of pathogens increases.
 
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The fricken grounds keeper sprayed for weeds along my fence again and my peppers are dying - AGAIN!!!! :mad:

The stupid *.*.*.
 
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The fricken grounds keeper sprayed for weeds along my fence again and my peppers are dying - AGAIN!!!! :mad:

The stupid *.*.*.
I don't know of anything you can do about herbicide poisoning except to flush the plant with water and hope for the best. BTW I would move my peppers away from the fence.
 
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They are away from the fence the vapors drift and the guy sprays it like its free because he aint paying for it. The sob can SEE my plants he's just an *******.

I am limited as to locations by where I can get a full day of sunlight.
 
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They are away from the fence the vapors drift and the guy sprays it like its free because he aint paying for it. The sob can SEE my plants he's just an *******.

I am limited as to locations by where I can get a full day of sunlight.
Do you know the chemical?
 
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No - something industrial it killed the weeds like nothing I've ever seen.

The plants are toast - all leaves turning yellow and all mottled in the middle of the leaves.
 
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No - something industrial it killed the weeds like nothing I've ever seen.

The plants are toast - all leaves turning yellow and all mottled in the middle of the leaves.
Cut the plants off at ground level. Perhaps there is a chance
 
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I need a day just to calm down I'd like to bury my hoe in the guy's skull and then just watch him jiggle for a while.

When you say ground level you mean flush with the soil or do I leave a stalk?
 
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I need a day just to calm down I'd like to bury my hoe in the guy's skull and then just watch him jiggle for a while.

When you say ground level you mean flush with the soil or do I leave a stalk?
At ground level. Most of the chemical herbicides are systemic. Perhaps if they get cut now you could save the roots and it might come back.
 
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How about I drive out there, we go to the two-day-a-week place, I give you the seeds and you grow them, and I buy peppers from you when they're ready.

I could eat framing nails today...
 
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How about I drive out there, we go to the two-day-a-week place, I give you the seeds and you grow them, and I buy peppers from you when they're ready.

I could eat framing nails today...
And have you miss the fun of growing them? Nah, I don't need the practice.:) And if I did grow them that guy will still be there. Maybe you could make a sign saying NO SPRAY HERE
 
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