I've successfully grown them in the past in the ground; this is the first time I've tried growing them in containers. The plants look great -- very healthy. But they've stopped growing entirely, like they've hit some kind of wall; the ones I've grown in the ground in the past never did that. Well, OK, maybe that's because they're producing a lot of peppers -- many more than did the previous plants I've grown -- and since I've let them go the plant is putting all its efforts into growing peppers. But the other thing that's odd (and the reason why I've let the peppers just grow) is that the peppers themselves have stopped growing. They're 1/3 the length, and slightly fatter, than the Thai chilis I've grown in the past. It's as if the plant went into suspended animation, with nothing -- including the peppers themselves -- growing beyond a certain point.
I would almost think I've got the wrong plants except I bought started plants at two different places, one of which I've bought them from in past years, and they're both the same.
Any advice would be really helpful. Thanks.