I am trying to grow hot peppers seedling in 16 oz cups. I made the mistake (did I?) of putting 3-4 seedlings in each cup, mainly because I sprouted too many seeds. In a few cups I have 2 seedlings growing about 1" tall, in others I have 3. My plan was to transplant these to larger pots once they grow a few inches.
What should I do about multiple seedlings spaced close together, as in less than an inch apart?
I am unsure if I should leave them alone or do something like cut the ones that are anything less than the tallest in each cup, which would mean that the tallest one survives and the rest decompose... Separating the seedlings would lead to many more plants than I can probably afford in terms of space...
Any opinion would be appreciated!
Oh these are hot peppers: Thai dragon hybrid, Another Thai variation, habanero, and I think Guntur sannam chilies.