thisbattymom
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Peppers in Pots

I just planted 3 Bell Pepper plants in a long pot (same as my tomato plants). I know that clipping the first round of tomato flowers will cause the plant to become bushier and produce better.... but is there any way to be sure my peppers will produce well?
My garden area is a small southern facing balcony with patches of direct sun and shade (too much for shade plants, not enough for sun plants) & is shared with a tortoise. Indoors is too dark for anything to grow.

opabinia51
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Actually, all clipping the flowers of tomatoe plants does, is make sure that you don't get as many tomatoes. That's a common myth that you have their.

Peppers do really well in pots, just give them some really good soil (same with your tomatoe plants) along with a weekly dose of organic liquid fertilizer (diluted as per instructions on bottle) and they will be fine. And, keep them in a warm area with lots of light.

thisbattymom
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SO when I clipped all the flowers off a couple days ago I just kinda shot my produce huh? Great... :evil: :roll: :lol:
My garden area is a small southern facing balcony with patches of direct sun and shade (too much for shade plants, not enough for sun plants) & is shared with a tortoise. Indoors is too dark for anything to grow.

opabinia51
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Live and learn batty, live and learn. Oh well, the next crop of flowers will be your first crop of tomatoes.



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