Ask the PlantMaster

My chili pepper plant is tall, green and healthy looking but it does not produce. I see some spider mites but don't think it is infested. Could I be watering too much or is it the heat? I live in Mansfield Texas

If you see Spider Mites on your chili pepper plant, it is infested and these pests should be controlled by spraying with insecticidal soaps, following all label directions. Examine the location where your pepper is planted and make sure that it receives sufficient sunlight. If your plant is "green and healthy looking", the chances are fair that it is not getting enough sunlight, or that it may be getting too much high-nitrogen fertilizer causing it to produce an abundance of leaves and no flowers or fruit. Review the feeding program that you use and make sure that you are feeding with a vegetable fertilizer.

Thanks for your inquiry.

Happy Gardening!
The PlantMaster