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Peppers do not like cold temperatures. I don't even try to germinate peppers in January. If they do germinate, they dampen off with all the rain. I live in Hawaii and night temperatures in January is in the low 50's. Now that it is the middle of March, peppers will grow now even in this crazy cold year.
If you want to germinate peppers they need a soil temperature above 65 degrees at night, preferably 70. You can start them indoors on a heat mat or just wait until the outside temperature is consistently in the high sixties at night.
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