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#1 Tybo

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:54 PM

I have some Datil plants that were started several months ago here in my house.  The plants are anywhere from 12 inches to maybe 18 inches tall and are starting to get blooms on them.  It will be a few more weeks before I can safely set the outside so I'm curious if I should remove the blooms?  Would that keep the plants energy going to growth or should I just leave the blooms?

 



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:37 PM

If you feel like the pepper is healthy enough, you may not want to, but it can be helpful, I am a huge pepper beginner, so you may want a more experienced pepper grower to answer this post before you do so



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:43 PM

I have some Datil plants that were started several months ago here in my house.  The plants are anywhere from 12 inches to maybe 18 inches tall and are starting to get blooms on them.  It will be a few more weeks before I can safely set the outside so I'm curious if I should remove the blooms?  Would that keep the plants energy going to growth or should I just leave the blooms?

 

 

I have multiple plants that were germinated in the first few weeks of Feb then transplanted to solo cups within the last month or so.  Several are roughly 12-16" and are now starting to put out flower buds.  I am pinching these flower buds now because we are at least a month out from planting them in the garden and I want the plants to focus on leaves/roots instead of trying to flower.

 

In previous years, plants that had started flowering prior to plant out ended up dropping all their flowers after hitting the garden due to transplant shock, which is why I pinch buds until plant out.  Most any pepper that wants to flower after plant out (jalapenos especially) are allowed to once they're in the garden. 

 

 


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:38 PM

Thanks for the reply SmokenFire.  I'll probably pinch these off also.  I can't swear to it but it seems like I read/heard somewhere that getting rid them off while still young and rather small will force the energy into growth. 

 



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 11:58 PM

You need to ask yourself first, why the plants are starting to bloom in the first place. I've pinched plenty of flowers but from my experience, the young plants are blooming because they need a bigger pot. If you don't have space to pot up indoors then pinch the flowers. Otherwise, your plant is telling you it needs a bigger home.




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