I've never grown peppers, but... I have found that plants in containers, grown outside, dry out really fast. You live in Florida, so if you decide to keep it in a pot, you'll be busy keeping it watered. (I just had to be contrary and mention water instead of sun...)
I know potted plants are more often killed by too much water than too little, but that's generally if they're kept inside.
Peasant (1963-1972) and Fluffy (1970s?-1982- I think of you as 'Ambrose' now)- Your spirits outshone some humans I have known. Be happy forever.