Pruning peppers

To get pepper seedlings growing strong and healthy before making their move outside, prune them back for bushier and lower plants that branch out and give much more fruit.

Cut them back, right under the first fork, and side shoots will grow. Below is the same plant a few weeks later..


With all plants, go for low, bushy plants instead of tall single stemmed. This is especially applicable for basil plants, the more pruning you do, the more basil you get.


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2 thoughts on “Pruning peppers

  1. Dont forget about pinching. another method to help get two stems from the price of one.

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