Growing backyard vegetables in Southern California
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I guess it wouldn't be gardening at my house if everything went according to plan. This is one of the jalapeno plants in the garden which seems to be in some sort of distress. I've noticed that all of the new growth is stunted and the leaves are wrinkled and twisted. It's as if the plant is unhappy with each new shoot of growth, gives up on it and starts another with the same results. I am seeing the same type of growth on the other pepper plants as well, although none as advanced as this. While it's possible this could be the result of the wacky weather, I'm concerned it could be something more serious such as a soil problem or some type of virus.