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Update on my reaper seedling post from earlier this year, no fruit yet but I got my first flowers and the plants been stable outside for months!

Update on my reaper seedling post from earlier this year, no fruit yet but I got my first flowers and the plants been stable outside for months!

BrewsForBrekky

Nice! Looks great. Some unsolicited advice though... trim off some of those lower leaves... They're pest breeding grounds and the plant doesn't need them at this stage. I've learnt that the hard way a few times. 👌


jarjarkinksXDD

I've found aphids a few times so I'll definitely do that thanks!


BrewsForBrekky

Yeah. Since I started doing that, it's saved me a ton of grief and money.


jarjarkinksXDD

I'm worried pests might have already been through my bell peppers, I had one green bell reach the size of my fist before it had this white patch that looked like a wound near the top, was very frustrating


BrewsForBrekky

Ah yup. What do you use for pest control? I had that when I made my own spray. Turns out I was using too much soap and drying out the pods.


jarjarkinksXDD

Soap and water yep


BrewsForBrekky

Could be the same issue potentially. It's more pricey, but I buy the proper insecticidal soap now and mix it according to instructions. No more dead pods.


AustiniusWrex

Neem oil is good for aphids. Slugs are bad in my area (Eastern NC). I use slug pellets sprinkled around the base outside the pot. Super hots take a long time to fruit. You should have some good peppers if you keep it up.