I'm in 9b FL, and I'm planning my spring/summer garden now, hopefully what I will start in February/January. I'm looking into melons, eggplants, and peppers.
I'm especially excited about the peppers. I would like one or two "normal", bell pepper type plants. I would also, however, enjoy a couple of the small, spicy, more ornamental peppers that can be ground up into spices or dried. I was thinking cayenne or paprika peppers, but anything else that looks fun and has an interesting taste is welcome. In fact, I'd be happy to buy a bunch of different types and seeing what I end up being able to produce.
Nothing too spicy to the point of being inedible, though...
What varieties would you all recommend?
What sources(online) would you recommend for buying these seeds?
Would it be a possibility to, instead of buying a whole packet, only buy a few seeds- since I am mostly looking into a plant or two of different kinds?
What type of soil do most peppers prefer, or does is vary greatly depending on pepper?
Should I start indoors? When?
Thanks as always