I don't know what to do next
I have 3 siling labuyo plants growing in the kitchen in front of the patio door. One of them is almost 30" tall. All of these plants began life outdoors last year. I believe they came out of the ground around the 2nd week of June. I brought the only seven plants that sprouted indoors just before the first frost. The biggest at that time being only 5" tall and some being about an inch tall. I promptly loss 4 of the smallest ones to fungus flies, which are gone now. The remaining 3 survived the winter indoors and even grew just a little. When the light cycle began to lengthen they took off and started really growing. I thought I was doing them a favor by placing them outside for a few hours here and there, but all I seemed to have accomplished was to get them infected with mites, which I am killing as I write.
In my mind the plants do not get enough light and are putting on height just to get more leaves in an effort to try to gather enough energy to finally fruit. I can't expect that I could put them anywhere, outside or inside, where they would get the amount of light they want. I don't want to work with artificial light sources.
Being essentially a year old already with no sign of flowers, should I just cut them back, forcing them to branch or just let them continue, all propped up with sticks? Am I wasting my time? Should I just let them die?