So...it's been a year and they're still kinda the same size. But it looked far too delicious to leave for another year...opened two days ago and I've already eaten half of the honey in there. Every time I walk into the kitchen I eat a teaspoonful of the stuff - it sooo good. The peppers themselves are sweet and very hot. Thanks for the recommendation.
Small jar has added apple with immediate airlock on. Big jar no apple, will sit with the cloth on for a few days and once fermentation is going I'll put the airlock on. Only thing not shown was a little bit of salt about a tsp...using much less than last time. Will flavor with salt at the end.)