Bell Pepper

This popular variety produces huge, 4-lobed, thick-walled peppers that are firm and crunchy. Green fruit will mature to red if left on the leafy plants. Excellent for a fresh tasty treat or for stuffing. Disease tolerant.

Companion Plants

Tomato

Tomato

Fresh tomatoes from the garden are the best summer treat! Great for eating fresh, cooking or canning. Vining types benefit from staking; bush types do not need staking. Disease resistance varies with the variety.

Marigold

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Marigold

Vibrant flowers bloom above fragrant, highly divided foliage. This fast-growing annual is well-suited for garden's edge, container gardening, or window boxes. Very attractive in combination with blue-spiked flowers. May repel pests. Prefers well-drained soil.

Basil

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Basil

Aromatic leaves in a variety of flavors and colors are outstanding for a wide range of foods from Italian to Vietnamese. White or pink flowers are attractive in the herb garden, but are usually pinched off as buds form to promote high-quality leaves for cooking.

Details

Common name

Bell Pepper

Botanical name

Capsicum annuum

Variety

Big Bertha

Zone

Grow as an annual.

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Bloom time

No Bloom

Light

sun

Habit

upright

Water

daily

Feed

use all-purpose

Maintenance

keep weed-free