Thanks for the suggestion!
If it is sunburn, what should I do about it? Being that they are in pots, it would be really easy for me to move them under a picnic table to give them shade… unfortunately, I am not home during the day so that means they would pretty much never get any direct sunlight. And correct me if I am wrong, but peppers
are one of those plants
that like a lot of bright, direct sunlight. I suppose I could try it with one and see what kind of results I get.
Also, I have been talking to fellow gardeners, and someone suggested that they may not be getting enough water. I know that the soil in the center of the pots stays nice and moist between waterings, so I figured that was good enough. However, the top inch or so, and the soil around the edge of the pots does dry out. Could this be enough to cause spots like that from drought? (I water once a day when we have temps in the 90’s and sunny weather, and every other day or so when temps are in the 80’s and more overcast). Lately, I have been putting some grass and stuff around the base of the plants
to help the soil retain water.
One other thing is that the tops may have outgrown the roots. I notice that the plants
seem to wilt from 10AM to 2PM, and then perk right back up as soon as the sun is less intense. All I can figure is that the root system is not large enough to supply adequate water to the top during peek sun hours. I suppose what I really need is a good vegetable container gardening resource. Anyone know of any?
And finally, I just want everyone to know that I am growing
IN pots, not on pots.. sorry for the typo in the original message. Yall probably figured that out though.