Pluck, there goes the pepper blossom
I have good news and bad news about my indoor pepper growing endeavors. The good news is that one of my plants -- a banana pepper -- has its first blossom already. (So soon!) The bad news is that I'm going to have to snip it off.
I like snipping off vegetable blossoms just about as much as I like thinning out carrots. One of my readers said his wife refers to thinning as "massacre of the innocents," and that's pretty much how I feel about this process, too. If I want a bigger, stronger plant, though, that first blossom and its neighboring buds have got to go.
Seeds from Store-Bought Peppers
I'll take the peppers, hold the chemicals, please!
The Heat is On... The Pepper Seeds