My obsession with chili peppers... so I've had this obsession for a great many years. Before moving back to Illinois I had a big house on a small, city plot; which translated to zero space for a garden... however - we still always had about 10 different varieties of chili peppers in pots on the patio. The peppers were started inside in the winter and put in pots once it started to get warm... we babied those pepper plants, including building a make-shift greenhouse to extend the growing season. It's amazing what you can do with a gazebo frame and some clear plastic sheeting... lol! Oh and an old electric blanket! Even during the snow - it kept the temp inside around 65 degrees.