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Chillies & peppers - clip leaves to encourage fruit?


 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:44 am    Post subject: Chillies & peppers - clip leaves to encourage fruit? Reply with quote

Hi all
I planted Chillies & Peppers a few months ago, they are all between 12 and 15 inches high, with tiny flower buds starting to grow.

Should I clip off some of the leaves to encourage growth of the flowers & Fruit?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no leave all the leaves on as the leaves are responsible for the manufacture of the food for the plant. The leaves should be encouraged to grow more so as to produce more and bigger fruits.
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