Diseased cayenne pepper plants.

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  1. MOFishin

    MOFishin New Seed

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    I am leaving for a 3 day camping trip Saturday, and would like to do something to treat this disease before I go.
    Thanks for looking.
     

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    That's very unsual for cayenne plants. What is your soil like ? It looks very heavy in the pic. How did this start ? Is it overly dry there ?
    Cayenne are my ,mainstay peppers.
     
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    If anything it's been overly wet. The soil seems to have taken that heavy looking form after the rain. There is a lot of clay in the soil, but you have to dig down a little deeper before it gets bad. I haven't tested the PH or anything. We've also had a very cold month of May, it has just been warming up the last few days. Still raining.
    Also, I transplanted 2 habanero plants this afternoon, that had been sitting on the patio, 20 feet from the garden. They had similar looking marking/colors, but not quite as bad.
     
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    OK,, Here is what I would do if they were mine,,In a 16 or 20 ounce soft drink container put 1 tbsp epsom salts, 1/2 tsp (or about) baking soda, and a good squirt of Seargeants flea and tick shampoo for dogs (the green stuff) can also use cat flea spray, (1 tbsp) if you are organic but add a squirt if dish soap to make it stick. Mix well. Spray everything above ground on a dry day. Add 1 tbsp of any good fertilizer like 13-13-13 worked into the soil around each side of plant staying about 4 to 6 inches away from stalk then water soil lightly if ground is still wet to get it into the roots. After that just wait for dry and warm weather. Peppers do not like temperature variations or wet weather.
     
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