I wanted to get a quick update done this weekend, so here it is:
The peppers are looking pretty good now. The canopy's of the superhots are pretty torched/beat up but there's a lot of new foliage coming out of the stems. Luckily, it seems like they've not dropped all their flowers and a few Reaper pods have set. Some look like they have a magnesium deficiency (yellow leaves, green veins, please correct me if this sounds like something else.) but that is hopefully going to correct itself shortly. Thai's have a load of peppers already, the jalapenos are doing well (one plant has 25 or so on it with more blossoms opening up), Trinidad beans are blossoming (one looks very different from the others, see attached photo. It almost looks like a ghost pepper plant), and habaneros are playing catch up. If in the photos you see deficiency/problems, please suggest solutions. The garden has a real whitefly issue.
I hit the plants with a 6-4-4 (fertilizer, diluted), and cal-mag (also diluted) to 2-3 tsp/gal, once a week. Is there any benefit in using higher P-K fertilizers to encourage the plants to set pods? I still have a lot of flower drop.
The rest of the garden:
Hubbard plants are getting large, well ahead of the other squash plants. I was worried at first they wouldn't take, but they have. Tomatoes are looking very sad, which sucks. There may have been herbicide carryover in the composted manure...That's a bummer. Some of the plants are OK, others have massively curled leaves (not cupped, think Dr. Seuss type stuff). I'm not sure if they're worth keeping in, but we'll see.
It looks like summer is finally here. High 70's-80's, lows in the mid 50's in the evenings. All the best.
Edited by ThePickler, 30 June 2019 - 08:16 PM.