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How to increase the number of peppers/plant?

I'm posting this about peppers in general-both hot and mild.

There never seems to be information on seed packets as to how many peppers a given plant will produce. For example, I've had my hab plants simply covered with fruit while bell peppers types are pretty sparse by comparison.

I grow all my peppers in containers, maximum of about 5 gallon for the larger types. I start with a fair amount of amendments (manure, leaf mold, etc.) added to my soiless mix (ProMix). I give occasional manure tea feedings to the soil--maybe 3 times. They get all day sun, regular watering though some pots do dry out faster (clay) if I don't watch out.

I'm not sure what else to do or stop doing in order to increase the numbers of fruit per plant.


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