I'm expecting great things from the sweet pepper patch this year, so I built a 30" high fence/trellis/thingy to keep them from falling over when they get huge. Think big!
Remember the neighbor who had his tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and cucumbers all planted back in early April? Well, he lost everything except two pepper plants to a hard frost. He bought more plants and replanted before I could offer him some of my extras, and then he lost those to the next frost! I saw him out working his garden yesterday (planting a third round of warm weather plants....the local nursery must love him), so I went over to visit and invited him to come over for a tour of my garden. He followed me across the street and we had a nice stroll around the property. He loved my garden (was surprised it was as large as it is), and really liked my "barn" (the garden shed). But best of all, he left with all of my leftover tomato and pepper plants! I followed him back to his garden and helped him plant them.
Here he is, across the street, watering in his new plants. Two of the cherry tomatoes, Sungold and Black Cherry, went into the containers on the other side of the fence where he is standing. The others were planted on the garden side, where he plans on letting them grow against the chain link fencing. It's nice to see green over there again. Last week it was all withered and brown, except for the sunflowers along the front and the two surviving peppers.