Bell Pepper Plants

Should I be moving my bell pepper plants into bigger pots now or should I let them grow more? If I should be moving them, how should I space them?

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Their first 'adult' leaves are only just developing. I would wait until they've grown at least two sets (ie. 4) adult leaves. They will then be much more likely to survive the repotting.

Once they get a lot bigger than that, you'll have trouble separating them.

I usually plant outside and have about 18in (1-2ft) between individual plants. With pots I usually go for about 3 plants in a 12in pot - but they don't grow as well as in a bed with more spacing.

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    Agreed on all this. Also: I suggest rotating which side of the pot faces the window.
    – greggles
    Jun 21, 2018 at 18:58
  • agree :-) Those don't look too bad, but when they're leaning like that, turn the pot.
    – winwaed
    Jun 21, 2018 at 22:12

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