nice ed! i hope to get some other varieties going next year.
i started mine from seed, but have also heard a ton of stories of people who thought they were getting bhut jolokia but got something else, so we'll see what happens. i didn't do any research before ordering from this seller, so if they turn out bad i'll probably try to order seeds from the chili pepper institute next year.
i was pinching buds because...heh...because i don't know anything about growing plants.
this is my first attempt at growing anything, but i read some things that said it is a good thing to do while they are still inside under grow lights. i've since found just as many people who say it's not necessary. so who knows, we'll see what happens, the internet is full of strange and interesting information.