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  1. imnweib
    June 15th, 2012 03:56 PM
    imnweib
    They are in pots. the water does not drain down to good and I tried to stir the dirt up around the edges to help
  2. BalconyFarmer
    June 15th, 2012 03:14 PM
    BalconyFarmer
    Are the roots getting munched by gophers?
  3. imnweib
    June 15th, 2012 12:39 PM
    imnweib
    Tomatillos are wilting, leaves turning brown getting plenty of water, sunlight ?? any suggestions
  4. BalconyFarmer
    June 14th, 2012 02:20 PM
    BalconyFarmer
    It's hard to give a blanket recommendation for watering. It varies with soil type, temperature, wind, whether they're mulched or not, etc. I just watch the plants. As long as the leaves are upright and healthy-looking (good turgor), they're getting enough water. If they start looking the least bit droopy, I water deeply, then don't water again for a few days. Once they're set a lot of fruit, I shift to a daily or every-other-day watering pattern.
  5. imnweib
    June 11th, 2012 11:28 AM
    imnweib
    Ok thanks. The stocks look healthy but I will water slowly to see if they come back. We were out of town this last weekend and it got hot so most of my garden dried out pretty good. What do you recommend for a watering cycle for the bells and the hot peppers?

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  6. BalconyFarmer
    June 9th, 2012 01:37 PM
    BalconyFarmer
    Hi Neal: They may come back if you let them dry back and give them a shot of fish emulsion or a light dose of fertilizer, but it's still early enough in the season to replace them if you can still find seedlings. I think at this point if they have to regenerate leaves, you'll end up with a much smaller yield at the end of the season. They'll probably try to flower soon, and without leaves to fuel fruit growth, you'll have small peppers. It's also not a good sign that they dropped their leaves--healthy plants don't do that unless the winds are really fierce.
  7. imnweib
    June 6th, 2012 03:22 PM
    imnweib
    Hello I have a question for you since you are in my area. I have a Fresno and a cowhorn chile pepper plants that got to wet in the planter that they were in and the leaves all fell off in the winds we had the past week or so. They are about 16 inches tall will they come back or should I start over> Thanks Neal (imnweib)
  8. redneckplanter
    December 26th, 2011 09:54 PM
    redneckplanter
    hey farmer come play?smiles
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  • About BalconyFarmer
    USDA Zone
    9b
    Biography
    I've been a Bay Area organic gardener for over 25 years.
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    San Francisco Bay Area, down on the Peninsula
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    Photography, Cooking
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    Organic Garden Consultant and Garden Designer
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