Chillies are relatively easy to grow and the main requirement when growing chillies is that they really need warmth, particularly at the early stages. This means starting the plants off, and growing them on at a young stage, either indoors or a heated area. Chillies originate from the tropics and so need warmer conditions. Unless you want to eat Chillies every day, a couple of plants will keep you well supplied. Chillies can easily be germinated from seed if you want to grow your favourite variety. Chillies need quite a long growing season so if you are growing them from seed start off germination in March, or in he North of from late January/early February onwards, provided you have somewhere warm to keep the plants. Put into single pot in a propagator, cover lightly with soil and water; leave to germinate which should take up to 21 days. Ensure you cover the pot in a propagator or with a poly bag during the germination process. It needs to be warm to germinate. Only plant out all risk of frost and chill have passed and the weather is warmer.
Chillies are ideal for growing in containers, on windowsills and balconies and so make a great veg plant were space is limited. There is quite a range of vegetables which can be grown in containers, for more information about growing vegetables in containers