Ah, a "green" gardener! Let me give some advice from what I've learned.
Romas are the best for sauce. They have little juice, so its all flesh. Slice them in half (lengthwise) with onion, garlic, basil and peppers. Drizzle with olive oil, salt & pepper.
This will bring out SO much flavour! You can blend it all after for a smooth sauce, or just put it like that over the pasta. my absolute fav.
For your jalpenos, are they in small containers? They need lots of sun, and will do better in ground/larger containers. My plants always have dozens, and I don't even fertilize!
Thanks for the tips!
The jalapeños started in a container but we transferred them to soil when it got warmer. They get a lot of Sun but might be blocked a bit by the larger surrounding tomato plants. Next year we’ll try to space them farther apart.
Most things 'low maintenance' are my favourite crop. My Zone 4 and 5 plants got slaughtered by last winter's -35 degree temps but the survivors needed very little water this summer. I planted no tomatos this spring thinking they'd just rot but usually I have some cherry tomatos (sweet million) keeping the neighbors happy.
I love the plants that give tons of fruit, like peppers and tomatoes. Cherry toms especially will turn into a big bush and you'll have 100's of little tomatoes.
they're great in salads etc, but not so much in sauce.
A little off topic, but I find it crazy how peppers, tomatoes, corn and cucs are originated in the Americas and were brought to Europe/Asia. Now look at how important these are in cultural food all over the globe.
You are most wise in the ways of rabbits IllinoisGuy.
Did you remember to include the French language equivalent on your sign in equal or bigger lettering? Also, where's the wheelchair access ramp to your garden. I can see at least two, maybe three code violations in that picture sir.
I will have to come over to your place and confiscate your vegetables.