Tabasco late-starter progress, questions
Hey, I don't really talk much here because I don't know much, but you might remember me from a few weeks back. I got a lanky little tabasco plant from a local nursery and got it going in a self-watering container. So far, so good:
I have a couple of quick questions, using the below picture as a reference.
First, that lowest big leaf on the main stem is rather green, but where it joins the trunk is pale, almost yellow. Is that a sign that the leaf should be pruned, or should I leave it alone? I noticed that by removing more obviously weak & damaged leaves, it's strengthened the plant overall, but I don't want to overdo it.
Second, is that shorter sprig going to be a problem later, or is it okay to let it grow?
If I seem like I'm nit-picking, it's just because I got going so late with this plant, so I want to give it the best chance it can get to produce before the season's over.