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Should I pinch the buds off a Cayenne hot pepper to make it grow larger?

  1. BWD316 profile image86
    BWD316posted 5 years ago

    Should I pinch the buds off a Cayenne hot pepper to make it grow larger?

    I have a number of Long Red Cayenne hot pepper plants growing in pots, they are about 7 inches tall now and I have already pinched one set of buds off, which spurred growth but now I have a decent amount of new buds forming.  Should I pinch these as well to get a fuller plant or should I let them grow?  I added the picture below of one of my pepper plants

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  2. Patsybell profile image88
    Patsybellposted 5 years ago

    No more pinching. Just encourage your plant with full sun. Since your plants are in containers, keep in mind that the plants are dependent on you for fertilizer and water.
    Your plant looks healthy. All that's left for you to do is look for spicy recipes.

    1. BWD316 profile image86
      BWD316posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the help! I actually just put some fresh compost in the containers yesterday and got like 2 inches of rain last night! Now only if we could get some sunny days! Lol

  3. ShootersCenter profile image72
    ShootersCenterposted 5 years ago

    I agree, no pinching. Every couple weeks you need to remove the old fertilizer and add some fresh, when growing in containers.

    1. BWD316 profile image86
      BWD316posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the tip! I'll probably use fresh compost and miracle grow

 
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