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Jalapeno plants #13856316 01/22/21 02:35 PM
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I moved into a now home a few months ago that has a small raised bed with a few jalapeno pepper plants growing. This has been my last priority moving into the new house, so they haven't been touched since Thanksgiving.

Should I just pull them and plant new in a few weeks, or should I do something to get these plants to produce again? Help me Make Jalapenos Great Again!


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I'm a heavy pruner guy. I would cut them way back. When I have over wintered in the past my pruning would look like the pic below. I also top all my new pepper plants prior to planting. Last year I cut back my habanero and serrano plants in July like in the pic. They exploded with growth and produced more fall peppers than I could keep up with. Late March I would hit them with a good dose of higher nitrogen fertilizer then move to a more balanced fertilizer when they start blooming.

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Re: Jalapeno plants [Re: COFF] #13856448 01/22/21 03:55 PM
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So Derek when you say you are topping your pepper plants prior to planting, can you explain exactly what is this process?

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Originally Posted by David Welcher
So Derek when you say you are topping your pepper plants prior to planting, can you explain exactly what is this process?


Right above the 3rd set of true leaves. Start at the 2 minute mark. This is exactly how I do it. Check out his growth after he tops them.



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Ive never done that. I will try that this year. Thanks Derek

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I failed to mention and I didn't see him say it, but he does it, Always make an angled cut instead of a straight cut.


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