Q.Care for Ornamental Pepper (Black Pearl)
I bought this plant in the fall and was advised not to plant it at that time. It dried out in the house and the purple peppers (pearls) have dried as red color at the end of the stems. Can I plant the seeds in these ball-shaped pods and then how can I care for them year round from then on?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Yes, you should be able to plant these seeds. Peppers need a lot of light. Most of the time, when you grow peppers indoors, it is just to get them to the next outdoor season. They will survive indoors, but rarely thrive. Your best bet to get them to thrive indoors would be to put them in the brightest window possible and add supplemental light from a florescent bulb. This article will help you with getting them to survive indoors until you can set them back out: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/overwintering-peppers.htm