Jalapeño plant… can it be saved?


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I transplanted my peppers about 4 weeks ago. All but one are on the right growth track. However my one jalapeño plant looks sad and droopy. It’s still green but hasn’t shown much progress. I know peppers can take a while, and we’ve had some wild weather in NJ (some stretches of dry 90s and some of cold rain). But I’m concerned this one won’t make it. Any advice?

I included a pic of the plant alone and then with some others for reference. Thanks!
 

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I assume all of the plants were of the same size at planting? And all looked healthy? If so, something happened at planting that changed things. The roots were possibly damaged or, more likely, there is a grub eating on the roots. When a plant becomes stunted like this one it is usually possible to make it survive but it will never be an equal to the other plants. You still have plenty of time to replace it
 
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When this happens it`s always best to expect a runt in the litter, that`s the one to stick on the compost heap :giggle:
 

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