Looking for some insight

andyandy(6bMI)August 6, 2012

I am just now starting to get some tiny peppers ( I have 4 ghost pepper, 1 naga viper, and 2 yellow habaneros)They are all potted because I am moving in two weeks so I did not put them in the ground. I am confident that I will see some ripe peppers by the time we get our 1st frost (usually around the midle of October). What I'm wondering is how well they might do indoors under a grow light or in a south or west facing window. has anyone ever kept their hot pepper plants going indoors all winther and then move them back out the following spring?



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Welcome to the Forum.

The topic has been covered many times before.

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Here is a link that might be useful: Overwintering

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 4:25PM
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Thank you for the help. I see one problem is the bugs (aphids and such)I am an avid palm grower and I just treated them with systemic granuals because they can have insect problems in sunny indoor locations. I may do the same with the pepper plants. I do have a question. I read about "hardening them off". can you tell me exactly what that means?


    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 4:48PM
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If you ever plan on eating the peppers from the plants in question, you might want to rethink treating them with systemic granules. Insecticidal soap would be okay though.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 5:25PM
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Ditto maple_grove.

Google info on hardening off below. Same for new starts and overwintered.

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    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 5:54PM
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In addition to the overwintering and hardening off info, just thought I'd mention that for getting fruit indoors, you need lots of light and a way to achieve pollination. Most folks here overwinter peppers just to keep them alive and get a head start next year. Using floros very close, you can get flowering / fruiting, but, it'll be slow and lower production than using an HID light or outdoors. Sunlight through modern windows will keep the plant alive, and stretching like crazy for more light, but, fruiting will be pretty sparse. Light is only half the battle indoors. Once you have flowers, you need to pollinate them. Shake the plants, fan blowing on them, paintbrush, q-tip...all methods I've heard mentioned here.

Good Luck!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 10:44PM
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