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Q.I’m Overwintering My Carolina Reapers. Is It Normal For Them To Be Producing New Growth?

Zone Vassar KS 66543 | Anonymous added on February 5, 2022 | Answered

I grew 6 amazing Carolina Reaper plants. They were over 6′ high. They produced, and produced, and produced even after we had moved them into the garage. We actually had to cut them back in (I think) November. They wouldn’t quit producing. I’ve never grown much of anything before but these were amazing. The problem is we have cut them back and cut way back on watering. They are in a cool garage out of any direct light but they are all putting on new growth. Is this normal or what do I do if it’s not?

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Answered on March 3, 2022

You will need to keep these, actively, growing throughout the winter. They will not go dormant. This will mean putting them into conditions that mimic outdoors, and full sun, for the winter. If you cannot do this, then putting them into a well lit area and maintaining them in a slow growth state will be appropriate.

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