Question: Does Vermont have a long enough growing season for red peppers? The green bell type are no problem. How about okra?
Answer: We are very doubtful about growing red bell peppers in Vermont. If they’re planted in a sheltered valley, if spring comes early, if the summer is hot, hot, hot–then maybe. We don’t advise growing okra either. This plant requires a warm soil and climate, which is why it is associated with the South.