Posted: 21/01/2018 at 15:31
You would probably need base heat of some sort to germinate the chilli seeds at this time of year. If you choose that route, you will need to ensure the correct atmosphere to allow the chillis to continue to grow without suffering from low light levels and all round warmth.
If you delay your sowing until March/April/May ( all depends on what the weather has in store for us this year ), you should end up with more compact plants and eventually more fruit,
Depending on how how many seeds you intend to sow, either small pots or modules would be appropriate. You can then re pot as necessary until you reach the required pot size.