Sterile Peppers?

Hi. I have been growing peppers since OCTOBER of 2005 and they are now flowering. Granted, they were grown indoors under weak daylight florescent bulbs but I reckon this has been way too long.
I do not not much about gardening so please don't chastise me. I am noticing that the peppers (which are now standing 2' tall and not root-bound) are flowering over-and-over again and not producing fruit.
My guess is that they are not being pollinated and as such they won't produce fruit. I could be wrong, of course.
My other guess which is that perhaps that plants are sterile? Is it possible I got bad seeds? Would they even flower?
I have *tons* of flowering points on my pepper plants and they gradually fall off and the tips die off. I can only guess this is because they have not been pollinated by a bee, bug, whatever. I am concerned because these plants, if pollinated, would now produce a huge yield based on their size. Right now they are about two feet tall which is about a foot higher than i've grown them in the past. I'd *really* love for them to produce fruit.
I am putting them outside now thats it warmer here in the mid-atlantic in hopes of them being pollinating by a nice bee or such.
Am I off base here? Will someone please correct me or affirm my suspicions?
Very much appreciated!
Thanks!
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Pollinate those flowers yourself for indoor plants. Just tickle the center of the flower with a pencil eraser. Works for me.
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oh my god can I please ask how the hell this works?
Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!
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oh duh nevermind i forgot most peppers are self-pollinating...i should have remembered that..well thanks for reminding me anyhow.
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foo wrote:

Uhhhhh, erm, well... there are birds... and, uh, bees, and... um...
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Yeah but no birds or bees are involved here :)
Thanks for the tips. I'm praying this works...they are outdoors now so i'm thinking its going to happen naturally with an exceedingly high pollen count incrementing every day.
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James wrote: > Pollinate those flowers yourself for indoor plants. Just tickle the center

Q-Tips work well for this, too.
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