So, my (lovely and very green-fingered) MIL dropped round two tiny plants she had grown from seed. One Chilli plant and one Pepper plant. Her instructions to brown-fingered me were as follows: 'Don't kill these'
So, I have watered them, and on advice of my good-at-gardening-friend have fed them with tomato feed. I even potted them on to give them more space. And they are growing, so far so good! But now I have a crisis - good-at-gardening-friend is on holiday, and my chilli plant has tiny things (chillies I presume?) hanging off it.
Do I need to do anything? I vaguely remember killing some tomato plants last year by not pinching out or too vigorously pinching out or something like that.
"8. Pinch & Prune. Pinch and remove suckers that develop in the crotch joint of two branches. They wont bear fruit and will take energy away from the rest of the plant. But go easy on pruning the rest of the plant. You can thin leaves to allow the sun to reach the ripening fruit, but its the leaves that are photosynthesizing and creating the sugars that give flavor to your tomatoes."