Bell Pepper Plants
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How to separate roots, and my plants fused??

Zone Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago | Jon-Paul added on January 31, 2019 | Answered

I kept putting off seperating my abundance of bell pepper plants and left then together for too many weeks. Now when I try to remove one, it\\\'s simply impossible to do so without breaking the roots of the ones next to it. Also, this is totally irrelevant, but I grew oregano next to the bell pepper seedlings and I now noticed one of my bell pepper has leaves that are a lighter shade of green and completely different texture and it\\\'s stem is fuzzy-ish. These are all characteristics of oregano, except on a bell pepper plant! Not only that, but I noticed pure oregano leaves growing right from the stem. Is this some sort of fusion? Will the peppers be safe to eat if/when they do? Any other details about this apparent fusion would also be appreciated. Attached is a picture of this oregano-pepper hybrid

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on February 1, 2019

    Cross-pollination in general can only happen within species.
    Oregano is an excellent companion planting to Peppers.
    I would not attempt to separate your plants at the size that they are now. Now issue with them growing together; you may need to stake them in a couple of places to keep them secure and upright.

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