To top, or not to top, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler snipped and suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous growth,
Or to take arms against a sea of questions
And by leaving them. To dieto sleep,
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The quandary and not the thousand unnatural shock
That topping is heir to: 'tis a debate to settle
So I didn't have much of a plan for this season as I use mostly powder and my '15 harvest is still keeping my grinders full. After reading The Great "Evidence for Topping (or not)" Thread I was perusing the Bonnie pepper plants @ Home Depot and found two trays of Red Ghost Pepper and said to myself, "Self, it's a sign from The Pepper Gods!"...
So let's get started... Of those two trays the one on the left had seven plants that were very similiar in size and vigor and six came home with me for this glog.
So I topped three & of course left three.
I rejuvinated six of my 5gal. pots by weeding, breaking the top six inches loose and adding new media - compost - perlite and mixing it in with that top six inches.
Plant markers and plants - cut the peat pot back - put them in their home for the next four months.
Topped in the tan pails and non-topped in green.
More to follow! NECM