Pruning Tips - Knowledgebase Question

Hicksville, NY
Question by Fluke031
June 25, 1999
I know tomatoes can be pretty agressively pruned without killing the plant, but can peppers plants ( both hot and sweet) and bush beans? If so, do you have any tips on the best techniques for pruning peppers and beans to enhance production and space optimization?

Answer from NGA
June 25, 1999


No, these other vegetables should not be pruned. To do so is to limit their output, rather than maximize it. To maximze space, you can grow pole beans on trellises or against a fence, and peppers can be staked or caged. You can also try smaller varieties, such as those that are bred for growing in containers. Enjoy!

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