Hi everyone, I have 2 chocolate habanero plants, and I have some concerns with one of them.
I’ve noticed this a couple of times now when I see some small habaneros that have fallen off of the plant. I cut them up just out of curiosity and noticed this black and brown substance near the stem, inside the pepper. What is it, and how can I fix/prevent it?
The plants get watered almost daily (sometimes we forget, we’re growing these at work and there are busy days and we don’t get around to watering them). The bed is approx. 12-16” deep, but sitting on a concrete slab. At first they weren’t getting enough water, and we realized that the slab of concrete is probably soaking up a lot of the water, so that’s when we started watering daily. Most days I’ll just soak the bed behind them, and then a couple of times a week, I’ll reduce the stream coming from the hose to a tiny stream and place it at the base of the plant and let it water it for 5 minutes. They get fertilized with 18/18/21 weekly usually, last week we missed it due to massive amounts of rain. They face the south, so get sun all day.