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Q.Pepper Seeds

Anonymous added on April 18, 2014 | Answered

I have grown some bell pepper varieties from seed. I know on tomatoes you are supposed to snip the bottom set of leaves off after a second set grows. Are you supposed to do the same thing on pepper seedlings?

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Answered on April 18, 2014

I would not snip off the bottom leaves on any plant. The cotyledon leaves (the first leaves) fall off on their own and snipping them off puts undue stress on the plant.

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