We also set out a few different types of peppers. When the summer heat kicks in, we can enjoy mild, sweet-tasting banana peppers or make some spicy salsa with scorching hot ‘Habanero’ peppers. There are so many types in various shapes, and they’re very ornamental. You can plant red, orange, yellow, green, or purple selections. Peppers are great for beginning gar¬deners because they’re easy to grow and prolific.
Eggplants are also heavy producers. Long, thin, purple ‘Ichiban’ and egg-shaped, porcelain-colored ‘Ghostbuster’ are beautiful and make excellent table fare. They are mild flavored and less bitter than some of the larger selections.