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SorchaBC
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Sweet Bell Pepper Reply with quote

Picked one up in B&Q yesterday as it was cheap and looked healthy, and it's the one thing I haven't planted from seed this year. Just wondering though; this plant has 5 peppers in a fairly progressed stage, should I cut them off and let the plant put it's energies into flowering again, or should I just harvest them as they ripen and let it do as it will?
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would've thought to leave them and pick when needed but i suppose if u picked a couple of them off it will put more energy into the 2or3 small ones that are left giving bigger peppers sooner.
As for it flowering, it should just keep flowering anyway....as far as i know!! ie. don't take that as gospel!
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks McGrueser! Pretty much figured I'd leave them on, there's one or two that'll be ready to be picked in the next day or two anyway so I'll just keep plodding along like that. Most importantly it needs repotting. Why do these places always sell things that are literally bursting out of the pots? Pain in the bum sometimes, everything I buy needs to be repotted as soon as it comes home!
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