First domesticated by natives of Mexico 2500 years ago, the Aztecs were known to be growing dozens of varieties.
Peppers need to be started indoors 8 – 10 weeks before you want to set them out. They need well warmed soil or their progress will be halted. They like full sun and some protection from winds. We seem to have more luck with hot peppers than sweet with regard to productivity in the Ottawa area.
Peppers are great pickled and the hot ones are easily dried on absorbent material in a warm dry place. They can then be stored in sealer jars. Pkt=25 G=10-20 days