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Pepper problem

I can’t work out what’s going on with my peppers they seem to acquire this soft spot like rot. Both on green developing peppers and also ones which are ripe and ready to be picked then they develop this issue.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 7,481
    It looks like a calcium deficiency.
    It's often not a lack of calcium in the compost/soil but irregular watering that causes the problem.
    The same can happen with tomatoes and for the same reason  - blossom end rot
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Ok thanks any tips on how to fix or prevent it? 

    They are in a grow bag with a miniature tomato plant  and a young gooseberry plant don’t seem to notice any issues with the tomatoes and they have all tasted good with no issues like the peppers to date.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 7,481
    edited August 2019
    Some info here from the RHS should help - good luck
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/Advice/profile?pid=395

    PS - It's worth also checking inside the peppers just to make sure there isn't a pest in there. I do remember some years ago I found little black things creeping about inside some of my peppers which left a similar damage to the skin

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • KiliKili Posts: 714
    I've had a few like your green pepper and that looks to me like slug damage. It was with mine found the blighter under the pot.

    'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.

    George Bernard Shaw'

  • Womble54Womble54 WimbledonPosts: 346
    I had a very similar problem. Never really got to the bottom of it.

    Here's the thread if that helps at all.
    https://forum.gardenersworld.com/discussion/1020496/perplexing-pepper-patch-problem#latest
  • Ok thanks any tips on how to fix or prevent it? 

    They are in a grow bag with a miniature tomato plant  and a young gooseberry plant don’t seem to notice any issues with the tomatoes and they have all tasted good with no issues like the peppers to date.
    I bought some calcium powder on Amazon which solved blossom end rot on some of our large tomato varieties earlier in the summer. Our peppers haven't been effected though so may not be the cure. 

    The package is labelled Chempak Calcium Multi-Action. Imagine it's also available in garden centres. 
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