Q: What do you do with pepper and tomato plants over the cool seasons? Do they survive the winter outside or do they come back in the spring?
A: Pepper and Tomato plants will start to die off as soon as temps start to get into the 30’s-40’sF. If you live in an area that stays above those temps they can stay alive, but in most places they will die off over winter. You could try to move them indoors in the winter to a warm area with a lot of sun. It will not produce a lot of peppers or tomatoes in this way, but it will at least survive!
Personally, we typically plant new ones in the spring because we don’t have the room indoors to keep them!