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Oh no... PEPPER BLIGHT? Pictures on here shortly

Hello,

I grew my peppers from seed this year and they were doing very well until about a week ago. I noticed the leaves near the ground were turning yellow and drooping, some of them were laying on the ground at the base of the plants.

This was happening during all of the rain that we had been having. All of a sudden I started developing these brown "burnt" marks on the leaves. As soon as they got it I would take the leaves off and remove them far from the garden. Some plants I've picked down to only a couple of leaves left.

Does this look like blight to you? What can I do? I don't want to loose all of my plants!

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Re: Oh no... PEPPER BLIGHT? Pictures on here shortly

As you can see we have poor soil quality (clay) and I have never had a soil test done.

Just before all of that rain I did water some plants with a "compost tea" from compost that we have. Could this have been transmitted from there?

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looks like it got way to wet then dried out realy fast and now is way to dry,its stress on the plants doing this. give them a light watering in the evening and leave the leafs alone, ive had them with barely any leafs left and then when the weather straightens out and stays consitant they start doing well.
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Re: Oh no... PEPPER BLIGHT? Pictures on here shortly

I have the same thing on my tomatoes. I've been trimming off the areas that have been affected, and I haven't lost a bunch yet. I'm assuming it's the late blight, but I'm not 100%. It looks exactly like what you have.

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Ya don't pull no more leaves off. My plants are needing some fertilizer and epson salt. Hope to pick some up tommorrow.

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Tater,

Should I fertilize and epsom salt mine? My tomatoes are INCREDIBLE, nice lush green and healthy leaves and fruit. The peppers are looking rough with these leaves like this.

It has to be either stress or that wave of too much rain or something, I haven't fed them with miracle grow lately maybe that would help.

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If you have had a garden in the same spot for awhile you need to fertilize. I did the epson salt thing last year and it seemed to help.

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Do you dissolve it in water and mist the leaves with it or do you scatter dry epsom on the soil?

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Dry around the plant.

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