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Hello Dave,

I am not suere if you can help me with this question but I will try. I am growing some 'Bhut Jolokia' peppers. The plants are yielding OK. I read on a website somewhere that the plants will yield better the second year. It also stated that I should bring them inside and place them near a south facing window. However it did not say if I cut the plants back or should I simply leave them as they are? Any other suggestions you have would be appreciate also as far as increasing yields.

Daniel

Hello Daniel:

Generally speaking, chile plants lose some amount of vigor every year, so I am really skeptical of that theory.  If your plants are in containers, they will survive in a south window during the winter and bear fruit that have already set; however, the weak winter sunlight will not stimulate more flowering and fruit setting.

Prune the plants in the spring and gradually place them in full sun outside.

Dave

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