My peppers plants are doing well (I hope...), but while looking closely at them today (I was looking at the flowers (or fruit?) poking through at the base of the leaf stems), and I've now really noticed that near the base of each of the plants are two really small leaves, branching out like a centimetre above the soil line.
Generally they seem healthy, so I've been ignoring them, but they're obviously tiny in comparison to the rest of the plant, and I've now noticed that these still have little buds forming at the base of their stems.
Should I remove these tiny leaves? Ignore them? Or what?
Because it will be much more effective than any explanation I can form, here's a photo of one of the plants, with the leaves at the base highlighted:
And here are the leaves up close: