That means next year plant those plant away from each other....as more space is needed you must have done a great job amending your soil......I would only give them a haircut on the pepper side.......not the whole plant you need the leaves to protect the plant..........when you take that floret off, cut on a slant right under it more will come but not as large. I just thought of something where they are touching each other is there peppers on that bush....?? Can you also trim the pepper so only a little is off of each one. Leaving them both happy. Happy summer.