You wrote: I thought I would try my hand in North West Indiana to get some pepper seed to germinate. I soaked the seed in a Water/bleach solution in a 6 oz cup I would say an 1/8 oz of bleach was in it. That has been over two weeks now no sign of germination. What is going on? ----- I've noticed some peppers will take a week, while others take a month, to germinate, despite being in the same conditions. I just plant them directly in pots of soil - nothing fancy. They all need a good bit of warmth to germinate quickly, at least 70F. Don't know, maybe the bleach killed them.