by Lee Wyatt
(last updated June 3, 2020)
Peppers are often among the easiest, though strangely still tricky, plants to grow at home. If you love to garden, then chances are you know the challenges and tribulations that come with trying to make your plants thrive. Over time, you may learn a few simple tricks of the trade that can help "encourage" your pepper plants to grow and thrive. One of the easiest, and often overlooked, tricks of the trade is to pinch your peppers. Here is how you can pinch peppers and help make them grow to their largest possible size.
Keep in mind that pinching your peppers is primarily something you will only need to do when transplanting the plants from a container to the garden. The transplanting process can actually traumatize the immature plants and shock them into an early blooming that can end up stunting the growth of the pepper plants.
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