So I'm super not a green thumb or anything, but I bought a hot pepper plant at a garden center in springtime and have been watching it grow near my window for months and months now without any success...
When I bought it, it was a tiny little seedling about 4 inches high with 3 leaves. Six months later, and summer over and done with, its only about a foot and a half tall, and it never grew even one pepper. I've had plenty of flower buds come and go, and in the past month there has been some new growth on the top, but overall it seems like he plant is stuck and doesn't want to produce or get any bigger.
What did I do wrong?
I kind of expected to at least get one or two peppers off it.
At around a month old I put it in a bigger pot, about a gallon size, with some soil from a bag I bought at the dollar store. Watered it about once a week at most. Several leaves have turned yellow and fallen off, but new growth seems really healthy and green.
Any input about what I can do to make it more happy would be appreciated.
Also, is it likely to survive over winter indoors? I'm in the cold Canadian north and even with central heating it gets pretty chilly near the window.