raven_nevermore wrote: I've had this Masquerade pepper plant since last August or September and after a while the peppers started shriveling up like this. I didn't except them to live through the winter, although I am keeping them in a pot indoors- which I haven't heard of anyone keeping these as a houseplant, so I'm hoping it will survive. My question is: Is there something I should do to help new peppers grow in the spring? Should I eventually cut the shriveled ones off? If so, when should I do this?