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Root bound pepper plants

I have a few pepper plants potted up in gallon pots. They're producing fruit now, but I can see they are root bound. Will they continue to do well or have issues over the long run if I leave them in these smaller pots?

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Well, as usual the answer is it depends.... You didn't say where you are located. If you are in Calgary or one of those short season places with only a few more frost free weeks, probably not worth messing with. But if you are like me and have another ten weeks in the season, I think your plant will likely have problems before then and it will be worth it to upgrade to a bigger container, to keep it producing through the season.

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