Green pepper fruit problems
For the last two years I've tried growing green peppers. I planted them in raised garden beds with organic soil. The first year, they sprouted up really tall and leafy with some sort of flowery (pollinating thing-sorry not very scientific sounding) on top which was quite messy (brushed off easily). Anyway, not a single pepper was to be seen. The next year, I planted them again. This time, they sprouted up (not quite as tall) and started to get what I assumed were the beginnings of peppers. Only, these "fruit" turned grey and fuzzy looking. It wasn't true fuzz, as it was hard and somewhat prickly to the touch. Again, no edible peppers.
What do you think I'm doing wrong? I'd hate to bother trying to plant them again and just have the same issues. I could use the space for something else and just not have homegrown peppers (which so far is normal for me).