[CH] Flowering pepper plants. Problem?

Steve DeLassus (SteveD@stockell.com)
Sat, 2 May 1998 01:01:10 -0500

Well, all of my pepper plants have nice flower buds on them, and a
couple have full blooms already.  But none of them are in the ground
yet; they're all in 3" pots awaiting planting in a couple of weeks.  Any
thoughts on what I should do about the flowers?  Should I let them grow
and be happy, or should I snip them, with the thought that (like another
nightshade, the tomato), the plant will produce more if trimmed?  (I
realize that you prune tomato "suckers" to focus the plants' energy on
fruiting, not producing more vines.  But does this same logic hold --
for a different reason -- with peppers?)