Answer: Planting peppers next to tomatoes shouldn't cause a problem for either crop. Their cultural needs are the same - full sunshine and ample water during the growing season. Some pepper varieties take a long season to mature, so perhaps you've started yours too late in the season. Why not try a shorter season variety such as Burpee's "Orange Belle Hybrid". Shepherd's Garden Seeds, 30 Irene St., Torrington, CT 06790 (860) 482-3638 carries the Hungarian "Sweet Banana" pepper that ripens in just 52 days.
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