Peppers are real heat lovers. Start plants indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. When sprouted with second set of true leaves transplant to 3" pots. Harden off before transplanting outside. Give them a warm spot in your garden. Peppers benefit from mulching
When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting, or wear gloves to harvest peppers. The hottest parts of the pepper are the seeds and the veins to which they are attached.