These are the last of my peppers that I picked a week ago after finally accepting that they just are not going to get any bigger and are not going to ripen. I checked the packet again and the picture shows gorgeous looking large red and shiny peppers. Instead, mine are rather small and have stayed stubbornly green.
I have tried growing peppers most seasons and each year the results are the same, but I live in hope that one year I will get the type of peppers that I am looking for. I have tried various varieties, but that does not seem to make much difference. I have wondered if this year I have planted them in too small a pot, and I guess this would make a difference to the size. But this does not explain why they refuse to ripen. All that I can think of is that my greenhouse is not warm enough in late summer and does not receive enough sun.
Apart from these possibilities I don't really know what I am doing wrong.
Another similar crop I am particularly rubbish at growing is aubergines. Again, I tend to find that the crop is rather on the small side. With the last batch I grew the first one tasted great, but all the others tasted absolutely foul!! As a result I have decided not to bother growing them for the time being.
Any suggestions for either peppers or aubergines gratefully received. Do you have any experience of growing these that you would like to share?