They recommend pulling the first 2 or three sweet peppers
off your plants
. The first fruits are always the biggest and this will give you smaller fruits, but it will increase the harvest. Also, if the plants
are still rather small, it might be best to pull all the peppers
off as this will allow more of the plants
' energy to go into plant
growth. You could lay some plastic on the ground around the peppers
to warm the soil or cover with plastic milk jugs if they're still small enough, to increase the heat and stimulate more growth. (I'm assuming it's cooler there in Canada, but maybe not???) Perhaps a little side dressing of fertilizer would help stimulate some growth also.