It has always been impossible for me to seed bell peppers from my summer garden.
I always buy new plants from the nursery. At a height of 3 or 4 inches, the nursery plants have maybe 5 or 6 leaves on them.
Well, this time was different. Threw a handful of seeds in a pot, in November, and they sprouted. Transplanted in small containers (FYI I make my own containers by cutting in half plastic juice containers, or in this case, plastic peanut jars - snack on a lot of Fit Active Peanuts :-). As of Jan 3, look at what I've got now!