Draw a four foot circle around the zucchini and pant nothing nearer. Keep tomato plants at least three feet apart, and trim lower leaves so that they don't contact the ground. Throw a handful of lime in the bottom of the planting hole of the tomato and mix into the soil. Pay attention to tomato vine type, indeterminate or deteminate and support accordingly. Plant cucumbers in small groups of two or thee plants and give them a circle of at least six feet if you grow standard vine size plants. Cucumber appreciate late afternoon shade if available, or perhaps plant the tomatoes to the west of the cucumbers, and the tomatoes will give some shade. Bell peppers like to stay moist but not wet. A red bell pepper is simply a ripe green pepper. All bell peppers ripen from green to some other color, usually red, but anywhere from yellow, orange, red, black, and more. Anyway, there is not real reason to plant both a red and a green bell pepper as they are basically the same thing, but the reds are named varieties because of their superior color or other qualities.
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Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.