Hey all - I've grown cayennes, ghosts and scorpions under lights from seed. They all sprouted and generally stayed on pace with each other. Once I had about 6 leaves on each, I moved up to 4 inch pots with the ideal soil. Temps got right here in Atlanta, and now they are all outside. Now they are each about 3-5 inches tall - except the scorpions.
A few ghosts and cayennes really took off - and they are now thriving in my garden in the ground.
I've treated every plant 100% the same. The cayennes are tallest with long leaves. The ghosts have wider leaves and the plants are shorter - but both look healthy. Yet the scorpions - they are going the other direction. Each day, they seem to look worse. I've got about 20 scorpion sprouts left and fear I'll lose my crop. The leaves are still green, but the plants are tiny - like an inch high. I want to salvage them!
It's blatently obvious that these peppers must somehow be cared for differently.
I'm wondering perhaps if this is 100% normal - with identical conditions and 20-30 sprouts from each variety - perhaps it's normal that only a few make it into the ground?