red chili peppers - no fruit (started from seed)
new york-east coast zone
this spring i started the plants from dry/strung/bird beak sized red hot chilly pepper seeds (southern Italy)
some planted in the ground, and some planted in 5 gallon pots, very close spacing. some of the plants are 3 feet tall and flourishing but hardly any fruit! all get heavy afternoon sun exposure. any ideas on what might be lacking or wrong?
i started the seeds may first which i think was about a month too late? also i heard at the end of the growing season the plants can be hung upside down and stored indoors and planted next year, is this true?