Does Vermont have a long enough growing season for red peppers? The green bell type are no problem. How about okra?
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.