quote:I've added lime in Virginia, but never in Texas (weathered limestone soil). Have you had any results with the epsom salts? I use an organic fertilizer mixture similar to that prescribed in the "Square Foot Gardening" book my Mel Bartholomew. The peppers respond to it very quickly, and it adds to the soil. It is by volume: 4 parts dried composted manure 3 parts wood stove ashes 2 parts bone meal 1 part blood meal Pepper leaves turn the healthiest of green colors, and the plant will put on a lot of peppers since the fertilizer is not high nitrogen. Water heavily only after a plant has turned into a proven heavy pepper producer. The weather does the rest. Expect a "hedge." Watch for tobacco horn worms if you got 'em.
Originally posted by Pablo: Anyone else done the epsom salt thing for extra Mg in the soil? Also, a tiny amount of lime for Ca?