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poor success growing capsicums

I live in the hills of Perth and have been growing vegetables for years with good success, but have never had great results with capsicums. I currently have a mixed planting of sweet corn, tomatoes, zucchinis, cucumbers, french beans and capsicums. I have had good results with everything except the capsicums. The plants look healthy enough but there are not many fruits. The plants seem to be slow developing from planting as seedlings and what fruits I do have are not very big. What am I doing wrong with this particular variety of vegetable. They are the Californian Wonder.

Submitted: 07:29PM, 15 Jan 2018
Answer: Hello Gardener,

You may find using a high potassium fertiliser such as Yates Thrive Flower and Fruit Soluble Plant Food applied when the first flowers appear, and re-applied every fortnight thereafter, will help encourage the development of further flowers and fruit.

Also, avoid using fertilisers with high nitrogen levels as these plant foods produce leafy growth at the expense of flowers and fruit.

There is still time for your capsicums to take off – enjoy.

Cheers, Kay.
Yates Horticulturalist

Answered: 02:58PM, 17 Jan 2018

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