Re: Fw: [CH] Staking plants

Lorraine Heidecker (
Sat, 2 May 1998 10:29:42 -0700 (PDT)

  I do stake my plants as with time they get a bit leggy, however, I have 
also followed some (excellent) advise from the list about cutting back in 
the fall to produce a bushier plant that has worked just fine!

The only one haven't done this to are the serranos which now form a sort 
of pepper tree - relatively naked stem about 4 feet tall with a burst of 
branches at the top.  They look sort of neat - like a rose tree only 
better - so I leave these be and support them with those slender green 
bamboo stakes you can buy at garden shops.  I use strips of old nylon 
pantyhose to tie them - they can be cut wide enough so as not to damage 
the tender branches and its another way to recycle!

Peace, love and peppers