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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?

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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.

  • Thank you very much. I will take your advice! Happy gardening :) – Penny May 29 at 16:39

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