What I have learned:
- The wire used as cement molds and big metal rods are adequate supports for tomatoes. One should tie the tomato to the rod as it grows.
- Peppers also like some support, so those flimsier stakes and standard tomato cages I bought last year will not go to waste.
- Peppers are good container plants.
- Most seeds are good for a while, but the germination rate goes down over time. S's dad throws his away after 10 years.