Hardiness Zone: 6b
Kiva from 6b
If your pepper plants are in the ground, put them in pots filled with 1/3 compost and some good potting mix. Do this in the evening when it's cool. Before bringing them indoors, wash off bugs by giving them a good spray with the garden hose. Bring them into a porch or "in-between" room and wait 24 hours. Examine them for any signs of bugs and if necessary rinse them off again in the shower.
Peppers like it warm (60-65°F) and bright. If possible, put them under two 4 ft fluorescent shop lights (40W cool white). Regular "grow" lights are not strong enough. Buy an inexpensive garment rack on rollers to hang the lights from (available at large discount chains). Keep the tops of the plants within an inch or two of the lights, and keep the lights on all but a few hours a day. Reduce food, and water plants only to keep pots from drying out.
If you want your pepper plants to keep producing, you'll need to give them even stronger light to flower. Use 4 lights instead of 2, or 2 lights plus sunlight. Feed and water as normal.
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