I got out in the garden today, the front garden that is. It’s probably been about a month since I planted the chilli seeds and the shoots have grown a few centimetres above the soil, but no further, so I transplanted them into 4 pots (2 for the peter peppers, and 1 each for the two hottest chillies in the world). There were a few worms in the soil too so I made sure they made the move to their new home. Hopefully that means all is well.
It’s probably worth noting the rest of the gardens around the house have been mulched, so if it does get really hot the water content in the soil should be preserved. It smells nice too.