So you think typically I dont need more than 12 inches deep of soil? I have used 2.5 gallon pots for maters and peppers for the last seven years. I usually fill 50 of those because of clay soil also. I spent more time watering 3 times a day than working. Lol.
I had a straggler pop up from a plant I grew last year. The leavers were a little weird shaped at first and starting fruiting at 4 inches in height. Nothing was really weird except the pod looked like an orange 7 pot but I have never grown any orange peppers. This morning I went to water it and it has some more peppers growing but they were shaped like a jalapeno. Here is a pic from this morning. Sorry I can't rotate the pic.