Pepper plants not growing tall
Hi all. This year is my first year trying to grow peppers. I have jalapenos, cowhorns and banana pepper plants. They have been transplanted for around a month but they seem to have stopped growing in height but have grown a lot of leaves, flowers and even have some pods developing on the jalapenos. The weather has been hot mostly here in South Carolina, being in the mid 90's and we have had rain. A family member also is growing the same peppers and his have grown much taller although he started earlier in the season than I did. But I'm not sure that everything's going right. The center stems seems to have stopped growing tall altogether and now is growing rather thick, growing lots of leaves and sending off shoots. I'm afraid that the plants are stunted somehow and I can't seem to understand why. The plants are only about 8 to 10 inches tall, certainly too short.