OK, thanks, TZ!
My 2 minimally pruned (meaning not too severely) and potted in reasonably sized pots and still fruiting Jalapenos in the kitchen window that were brought inside earlier to keep going are doing fairly well. Only issue being that ants have found them and have been bringing aphids to pasture on them. Luckily, several house spiders have hatched and came down from the ceiling to spin tiny webs on them, so I'm letting them do some of the work while I squish any aphids that are where I can reach. I did give these Jalapeno plants an additional pruning since the aphid infestation, trimming any inward growing branches, so I can get in to take care of them better. One has 10 and the other has 5 fruits. I expect them to keep fruiting through the winter the way I saw the other one do last winter, though the extra pruning may or may not have sabotaged that plan.
I have a wimpy looking Fish pepper that were in smallish container through the summer that is also getting hit by aphids. My first bunch of cuttings mostly died due to lack of attention, but I've started some more cuttings and they're under the seed starting lights in the Indoor Seed Starting area used to grow the pepper seedlings in the spring, sitting on the heating mat, and getting regularly misted. Some of their leaves look wilted, but that's better than the last batch that ended up moldy and rotten from overwatering as well as from sitting in their plastic bag covers in direct sunlight (ALL the wrong things you can do to cuttings
) Aphids there again. So they have been soap sprayed and dusted with diatomaceous earth. No fun dealing with all these pests so early in the overwintering garden, but if I get a good handle on them now, maybe I'll have less problems with them later on.
Out of the ones still in garage and in grocery bags, the largest Aji Dulce pepper is starting to yellow and wilt -- too cold? Same with a Cubanell Banana. Others are looking pretty good and a couple that were already potted and that I've brought inside have pretty healthy looking remaining leaves.
I guess I'll just keep going, leave the ones I brought inside to sprout and recover/resume growing, and get around to pruning and potting up the ones out in the garage as I can.
The Aji Dulce had a lot of green fruits that have slowly colored up over the last couple of weeks in the garage. My initial plan was to let them color then harvest, then prune the heck out of the plant, pot up and bring in.
I also have a large Anaheim out there that I definitely want to save. So far, it's looking good despite the temporary bagged roots (i.e. severe root pruning) and only having been pruned to 1/3 of the original top growth (i.e. still 2+' tall). This one doesn't have any fruits, and my vague idea was that if I let it keep the foliage while being out in the cold garage, it might go through the pre-dormancy process of transferring nutrients and energy from the foliage to the roots before I cut away the top branches....