It's not quite time yet1, but I'm wondering if it will be worthwhile keeping my indoor peppers plants alive over the winter. What I've stumbled across so far seems to indicate they will probably just stop producing fruit when conditions are not good enough (lack of sun and/or low temperature). Is this accurate or can I expect further problems?
They won't be exposed to frost, but will probably be exposed to "cold" temperatures overnight and they will obviously get less sunlight (I won't be specifically heating/lighting the plants and I don't heat my home overnight).
If I keep them alive over the winter will they just start to produce fruit again in the spring?
Will next year's fruit be of similar quality, size and quantity?
Will having fully grown plants already mean they start producing fruit earlier?
Will having fully grown plants expose me to other problems (eg, them becoming pot bound sooner)?
1. My side-motive here is to find out if I should re-pot my pot bound plant now to save it ready for next year, or if doing so will ultimately be a waste of time. But I'd like to know what I should do with these plants generally as I've another three to work out at some point, so may as well get them covered now!