I have some peppers that survived extreme stress recently. I do not know if it was an herbicide or the sudden heat wave or spider mites but I know that the ones that died died fast and the ones left seem to be doing alright.
However, a few have produced tight wads of new leaves/buds on their growth tips. In about a half inch, knotted ball I can make out 3-4 flower buds and as many leaves, it does not look like normal growth.
My question is, should I clip these masses of knotted growth and buds off and attribute them to stress? Or, should I leave them be in hopes that they self-correct?