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By Dian89

Shropshire, United Kingdom Gb

Hi, can someone tell me if you take side shoots of pepper and Chilli plants. Also is it okay to remove some of the leaves so as to let the sun get at the fruit. Thanks.



I don't remove the leaves and the fruit ripens ok. if you remove too many leaves then there isn't enough nutrients going to the developing fruits.

22 Jul, 2014


I let them do their own thing , just keep them fed and watered

22 Jul, 2014


Plants need leaves to convert the sunshine into energy through photosynthesis. So as Seaburngirl quite rightly said, removing leaves will reduce the amount of food getting to the plant.

22 Jul, 2014

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