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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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May 15, 2014 8:21 AM CST
My pepper plants have bumps on them like tomatoes get. Are these roots starting to form? Can I plant them a little deeper? They have a 90 degree angle due to a lighting issue.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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May 15, 2014 8:47 AM CST
Hi Reid -- absolutely, peppers will form roots along their stems so go ahead and bury them. I do the same thing, especially when they grow crooked like that (pretty common for me!). Smiling
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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May 15, 2014 8:48 AM CST Admin

I've seen roots form on those bumps but nothing as prodigiously as tomatoes do. You can hoe up soil around the lower portion of the stems and it will indeed form new roots.

(Edit: Cross posted with weedwhacker Smiling )
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