As you can see we are running some peppers alongside our flowers. The reason for this is that we want to see how the flowers develop and if they head downwards if they don’t they won’t be much use as a cover plant for this garden area so will need to be replaced. On the other hand we love peppers! In fact can’t get enough of them as I like a lot of my food hot and currently these are performing well in the drain pipes. One advantage I haven’t mentioned before though is also height is an advantage with the plastic pipe because it stops slugs,snails and more importantly those horrible little flies that eat all the leaves. So have to say growing peppers in plastic pipes is one of the easiest ways to grow them as well as it being one of the easiest plants to grow. They don’t like too much direct sunlight which is why this one is doing well on the middle tier as its got a large palm plant in front of it giving it shade when the sun gets onto it directly. Nutrients wise we mixed the soil up with a bit of cow dung although it could have done with mixing then topping as we found mushrooms growing rather too easily and not edible ones (well not ones I would want to eat!).