Where I live, I'm allowed a 3-foot by 5-foot section where I can plant a small garden of anything I want. This year I'm trying to grow vegetables. This is my way of trying to beat the rising prices at the grocery store.
I have a tomato plant, a pepper plant, and one of those three tier planters. In it I planted basil, radishes, and green onions. Everything is doing just fine, but I'm puzzled by my pepper plant. I've never tried to grow one before!
To my knowledge, all pepper plants grow up in height as well as produce fruit, right? Well, mine is about three inches high and has three peppers on it. What can I do to make it grow in height?
I've read all the plants about the care of peppers. Nothing. No information about my particular dilemma at all. I've talked to friends who gave me advice that I took, tried, and I don't see any difference. My three-inch-high plant just keeps producing peppers. Finally, I searched Google and put my exact problem in the search bar. TA-DA! I got a result!
Google's advice was to only water twice a week. That will encourage the plant to grow in height. I hope they're right. I'll try it, anyway. This contradicts everything else I've read on the subject.
My pepper plant is a puzzle to me. Does anyone have any suggestions to help my poor puzzling pepper grow? Leave your suggestions in the comments.