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Posted 16 May 2016 - 10:27 AM

So this is my first year growing any kind of peppers. Back in January I started a bunch of seeds indoors and put them under grow lights. Many of them popped but then stunted as seedlings. I bought a mini greenhouse for my yard that I've kept them in since mid April. They still have not grown much at all, none of them have more than 2 sets of leaves still. Worried that they wouldn't mature fast enough, I ordered a dozen plants that were much further along from chileplants.com, 3 scotch bonnets, 2 reapers, 4 bhut jolokia, 1 7pot, 1 trinidad scorpion and 1 fatalii, They are still in the small pots they arrived in in the mail. My plan is to put them in a raised garden bed, but I have been unable to do so because the temperatures haven't been steadily warm enough yet.

I'm in New Jersey and so far this season has been off to a ridiculously slow start. Up until today I've had the plants I ordered online outside during the day and Id bring them in at night. I watered them outside about an hour before sunset because the soil was pretty dry, but then I forgot to bring them inside and overnight the temperature dipped down to 44 degrees (WTF!!!).

Before today they were looking very healthy and bushy and standing up on their own. When I came out today, they looked like they do in the photos. 

Is one night of 44 degree weather enough to kill super hot plants?? Do you think I may have just overwatered them? I'm really hoping they bounce back. I'm incredibly frustrated with how much time and effort I've put into gardening this season and the results I've had so far. May 16th and the 10 day forecast barely breaks 70 during the day at all and the overnight lows are still in the 40's and lower 50's the whole time.


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 10:30 AM

I am in NJ too and my plants have been outside as well. 44f night should not do that to your plants. How long have you had them outside?

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 10:35 AM

I've been bringing them outside every sunny day for the past week, and putting them under t5 grow lights when it's been crappy out. They were looking perfectly healthy yesterday standing up straight and the leaves had some bounce to them, now they're slumped and limp looking after one night of leaving them outside. Could it just be shock since they haven't been exposed to that kind of weather before?



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 10:40 AM

Maybe. I would put them in some shade and see if they bounce back. The full sun might be too much for them.

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 10:43 AM

Looking at the pics you posted they all need to be in bigger containers.



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 11:04 AM

Looking at the pics you posted they all need to be in bigger containers.

 

 

That and they  need to be watered, the droop like that usually means they need water (but that's my florida experience, is the soil dry or sopping?). Pot each one up, let them grow roots and plant them outside whenever is convenient. I've talked to chileplants.com  multiple times and from my understanding, they use a kelp fertilizer in each post, enough to last a few weeks during and after the shipping process. 



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 12:58 PM

False alarm... I think they were just too cold and wet. I put them in a warmer, sunnier spot and now they're fully perked up again.

I've been holding off on transplanting them until the temps stay above 50 consistently and then they're going straight into my raised bed. It's insane how cold May has been here. Really disappointing.


I am in NJ too and my plants have been outside as well. 44f night should not do that to your plants. How long have you had them outside?


How are your plants doing this year? I would love to see how people from NJ are gettin along this season

 



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 01:13 PM

Pretty good. I have some pics in my glog. My temps have not been ideal, but they also are not cold enough to cause damage.

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 02:28 PM

They look fine to me, maybe too much water. Give them some sunlight.

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 07:39 AM

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 08:26 PM

So this is my first year growing any kind of peppers. Back in January I started a bunch of seeds indoors and put them under grow lights. Many of them popped but then stunted as seedlings. I bought a mini greenhouse for my yard that I've kept them in since mid April. They still have not grown much at all, none of them have more than 2 sets of leaves still. Worried that they wouldn't mature fast enough, I ordered a dozen plants that were much further along from chileplants.com, 3 scotch bonnets, 2 reapers, 4 bhut jolokia, 1 7pot, 1 trinidad scorpion and 1 fatalii, They are still in the small pots they arrived in in the mail. My plan is to put them in a raised garden bed, but I have been unable to do so because the temperatures haven't been steadily warm enough yet.
I'm in New Jersey and so far this season has been off to a ridiculously slow start. Up until today I've had the plants I ordered online outside during the day and Id bring them in at night. I watered them outside about an hour before sunset because the soil was pretty dry, but then I forgot to bring them inside and overnight the temperature dipped down to 44 degrees (WTF!!!).
Before today they were looking very healthy and bushy and standing up on their own. When I came out today, they looked like they do in the photos. 
Is one night of 44 degree weather enough to kill super hot plants?? Do you think I may have just overwatered them? I'm really hoping they bounce back. I'm incredibly frustrated with how much time and effort I've put into gardening this season and the results I've had so far. May 16th and the 10 day forecast barely breaks 70 during the day at all and the overnight lows are still in the 40's and lower 50's the whole time.
Photos here:
http://imgur.com/a/0RbBp

They look like they're in shock. Did you harden off. I would pot them up.

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