Here, they are not hard to grow. I can't speak for your area, though. We buy the plants (usually at Home Depot or some other Garden Shop for more varieties). We stick them in the ground, water them and they produce. Most of the time, the peppers don't even make it into the house! They are tremendously good right off the plant. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
If you can find it, look for the Gypsy Bell. They're small and very sweet!