I trimmed down one of my Bhuts a 2-3 weeks ago just before our first frost/freeze. I am planning to overwinter it so I trimmed the top way back and cropped the roots back and planted in a small container for the winter. I have been putting it out when the weather is nice in the afternoons and otherwise, I have kept it indoors getting it as much window light as possible. I was expecting it to kind of go into hybernation with the cooler weather and having trimmed it way back. It used to be 5 feet across tip to tip and now it is 14-15 inches wide and about that tall. But in the last week or so, it has thrown out shoots all over and is even budding and blooming all over. I wasn't planning on trimming buds all winter long. Is it supposed to be doing that or will it maybe slow down as things go along. Last night was the first time I gave it any nutrients since I cut it back. I guess I dont mind trimming it but I expected it to go more dormant after the trim back. Maybe I should just let it bud and bloom and even put out pods??? I dont know. I have never tried this before. I will be doing this with a couple Hot Hungarian Wax peppers that I have out back in my cold frame.
1. Should I continue to trim them back all winter?
2. Should I let them bloom/bud if they want to?
3. Should I trim them back even further?
Like I said, this is a new experience for me and when things are not going as I expect them to go, I have to start asking questions. Suggestions/comments welcome.