Whilst I grow some types of veg some year, and some types of veg another, I have been growing chillies routinely for years. I know, I know they are fruits, let's not get trapped into that spiral of discussion, but for my growing thoughts they are factored into my veg seed/plug buying considerations.
They started to produce quite quickly. I grow them in the greenhouse and by early August the fruits were ripening. Every few days I would pick some more as keeping picking them keeps them producing more and encourages the ones on the plant to ripen as well.
By mid October I knew I was not going to have many more ripen whilst on the plant. I decided it was time to pick the last few. My routine with chillies is to pick them, place them in a resealable freezer bag and freeze them immediately. When I want to use one or two I open the bag, take what I need: wash cut and cook them from frozen. This works well. I sometimes put a whole chilli, not chopped when cooking a joint of meat. It gives an underlying level of heat that is subtle but useful.
When I made this last picking I wondered if I could finish ripening them on the window sill. I asked on X/
Twitter and the general opinion was yes, this would work.
Which ones will I grow next year I hear you say? I don't know yet but I am looking forward to that decision soon.