I bought a pepper plant that has 2 plants right next to each other. Should I remove or cut out the smaller plant when I transplant into the ground? Will it grow better with only 1 plant?
I would cut out the smaller/weaker of the two at transplant time. One pepper plant will grow stronger and produce more than two packed right together like that. I would suggest cutting it off near ground level. Attempting to pull it out could break the roots of the other plant.