I am a first time gardener living in SE Alabama. I have a pepper plant
problem. The new leaves are curling. I just placed about half a cup of horse manure around the plant
base about a week ago. The temperature is getting above 90F. T-storm each day for the last few days has rained a few inches. The peppers
are planted on raised beds and are in direct sun from SR to SS. I have a soaker hose on a daily timer from 0630 to 0645. My neighbor told me it is the horse manure that I placed on them last week. She thinks it has too much acid in it. The leaves are not dry but curling and shriveling only on the new leaves though. I am planning on spraying some copper Fungicide to control black spot this weekend.