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Chilli plant pruning

Hi, how much and where to trim the chilli plant in the pic for it to be bushy and give the best chillis. Plant is approx 30cm high. Thanks


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,007
    Just nip out the teeny leaf shoots at the top of each stem.  Thumbnail will do.

    That will encourage dormant buds lower down to grow and make new stems you can later pinch back in the same way.

    Keep it watered and feed with tomato food and pot on when you see roots appearing at the bottom.  Keep it in a sunny position and don't let it get cold and you'll have chilies growing all thru winter and into spring.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
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