Answer: Tomatoes have a wonderful knack for recovering from adversity. Peppers, on the other hand, become stunted when the stresses of life put them on the ropes. From seed to fruiting, they need to be kept vigorously growing -- no setback in watering, feeding,temperature, or transplanting. The cayenne peppers didn't struggle with the conditions put upon the earlier peppers. It just may be too late to get peppers started from seed for New Jersey. But plants still may be available from your local garden center.
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