Well I just went and picked a pepper
off the plant
, cut into it, and it had no mold! I think you are right, isolated case. The pepper
I just sampled was still yellow though, perhaps I should not let them ripen on the plant
too long? The orange one was low on the plant
and had been there for a very long time.
The pepper plants
are in a lot more shade than they used to be, as we are first time growers and the tomato plants
got way more bushy than we had ever expected which is great, we just need to plan better next year. We have 8 veggie plants
total, and each one is touching the plant
next to it, so we surely did not leave enough space between them so they could get enough sunlight and breezes to ward off mold.
Thank you for your response, and hopefully this will not be an ongoing issue this year. As for nexy year, I have learned valuable lessons, and will change the way I do things accordingly