Bryant RedHawk wrote:Ferne, have you checked your soil pH? it needs to be in the 6.2-6.8 range for best growth, they need around 8 hours of full sun per day and they don't like really hot weather.
In our summers (really hot and very high humidity) the peppers slow down in the heat but pick back up as it gets cooler (under95 f).
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I think it is because pots dry out more, and simulate the arid soil of the west better. At the end of the day, they may look droopy and heat stressed, but that is what makes for strong, productive pepper plants.