Vegetable Gardening

Bad Leaves or Stems on Bell Pepper and Tomato Plants


RaesGreenThumb added on June 2, 2015 | Answered

Do I have to cut off bad leaves or stems on my bell pepper and tomato plants? ;) Try not to laugh, I am now 32 years young and THIS IS THE 1ST TIME I HAVE EVER PLANTED ANYTHING! ;) Yay!.. So I planted red baby bell peppers and tomato plants around or about 3 months ago. Today I picked/cut off the bell peppers that were ready and there are about 10 or more that are still growing and/or starting to grow. My question/concern is throughout the plants there's a few leaves, stems, etc. that are going bad or already bad and I wanted to know if that matters. Should I cut or pick them off or leave them be, and will it even make a difference either way? Thank you!


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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 2, 2015

You sure can clip or cut off any bad leaves, it neatens up the plants and can make the plant healthier.

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https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tips-for-growing-tomatoes.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/how-to-grow-red-peppers.htm

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