That makes sense. Now that I know that, I will put them into a larger pot so they can wait a while. I have never had problems with peppers, but they are just getting going when we are hit with a frost. I have 8 acres, but most of it is uncleared, shaded, or swampy, so in the past, I have been limited to 1500 sq. feet. My plan this year is to plant the usual number in the garden and then put the rest everywhere. They all have to be protected from deer and rabbits and woodchucks, but I am getting good at wire cages. I will do the same with tomatoes.