This is my second year of seriously growing peppers, and I have some really nice plants this year that I want to bring inside and try to winter over. They are in 15 to 20 gallons planters, and yes they will take up my whole office:) but I transplanted them last week after they outgrew their five gallon pots. They are putting out new leaves and doing well, is there any special fertalizers or treatment they may need over the winter, and do I have to harden them off all over in the spring? I am saving over, paprika leutschauer, Malagueta,tabasco, cherry, and chinese giant red bell. Is it worth all the trouble, or should I just replace with new plants in the spring? How long have you kept pepper plants alive?