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windy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:44 am    Post subject: removing leaves from peppers Reply with quote

hi all can anyone tell me is it nessesary to remove some leaves fron sweet peppers to get more light into the fruit
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is not necessary and as these leaves provide the food for the developing peppers the overall yield will be reduced and the flavour impaired.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael, I was wondering that myself.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Michael
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