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My pepper plants are too big!

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I've currently got my sweet peppers and chillies all growing on the windowsill. I sowed them all around the same time (early Feb) as I thought both chillies and peppers need a long growing season.

The chillies are a very manageable size but the sweet peppers are getting out of control. They are over a foot tall and I've had to stake them. They have around a dozen leaves each. One of them has even started to show signs of what I guess are flower buds. What can I do to slow them down a bit as they're starting to take over. Should I pinch out the tops or should I put them in the blowaway greenhouse outside?

I had too many seedlings, so as an experiment I put one of them in the blowaway around a month ago and unlike the indoor ones it's only around 6 inches tall now. Would putting my big ones outside harm them in any way or would it get their growth in check a bit?

Thanks!
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