What to plant now for a garden full of beautiful blooms, abundant edibles--or both
Photo by E. Spencer Toy; written by Johanna Silver
The ‘Miniature Yellow’ bell pepper has delighted visitors to the Sunset test garden in summer. Its bite-size fruits are just over 1 inch long—perfect for kebabs. But its yield is anything but mini: This baby cranked out lots of very sweet peppers on 18-inch-tall plants all summer long. Shop nurseries for seedlings, or start it from seed. territorialseed.com
Grow it: Plant seedlings 18 to 24 in. apart in full sun, in rich, well-draining soil. Or plant in a container at least 8 in. deep and 16 in. wide.