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    Default Forcing chillies!!!!!

    I have 4 serrano chillie plants growing on my window sills and its mega hot there and im watering well!! They are all 10" and higher now but i dont want them to go too crazy! Can i pinch the tops of the plant to force fruiting. Kind of like when you pinch basil to bush out the lower leaves?????

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    Its quite late in the season for new flowers...not so much the heat (which they love) and watering (ditto) but the lack of light from now on.

    Some chillis are quite bushy but others tend to be tall.....and by the looks of it, Serrano seem to be tall!! I am thinking if you take the top part of the plant off, it may just not do anything.....

    I would leave it, keep watering and heat and see what happens

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    It's very late in the season now for chillies. Do they have any flowers?

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