Why are my Cayenne Peppers Not Very Hot?
I'm growing cayenne pepper in pots, and this year, my cayenne was not very hot at all. The strange thing is that they seemed hottest toward the stems...further down the fruit, it wasn't very hot at all.
I didn't have sandy soil, so I put them in a rich soil with peat moss and those clay balls to make it drain well. The plant itself looks very healthy and happy. But my fruit aren't spicy enough.
I water it thoroughly when the leaves start to droop when it gets really hot outside. I have it mulched so that I don't have to water it as often. Is there something I can do to get hotter peppers?