How Can I Grow More Peppers? Remove Flower Buds

There’s one method for gardening success that is completely counterintuitive to me: cut to promote growth. In many cases, if you make a cut in a plant’s branch, you promote more growth or flowering in that spot. This applies to a lot of succulents, trees and, as it turns out, vegetables.

Here’s some advice I found on peppers:

My instinct tell me to cut when something’s dead or headed that way. And removing buds? The same buds that I’ve been waiting to see since March? Aaaarrgh!

OK, I did it. Here’s my version of exactly the same shot. We’ll see how it goes.

Pepper buds

Pulled those pepper buds!


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