Top you up, hun?
This may be my dumbest question yet.
When I potted my peppers in 5 gallon pails, the soil was up to an inch from the top. The plants are now in need of a top up, I think. Most of the plants' soil lines are now 5-6 inches from the top.
As you can see from the pic (Datil) there is quite a bit of new growth around the base of the plant. Do I just bury this? Trim it off? Does it matter? Do I even need to top it up? I dunno.