Vegetation that fall underneath the brassica household — the commonest being greens like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and Brussels sprouts — are finest planted a secure distance away out of your peppers. Whereas these wholesome greens are nice to develop in your backyard, additionally they naturally crave the identical vitamins as your peppers. Planting greens belonging to the brassica household straight subsequent to your pepper crops forces them to compete for vitamins within the soil, they usually each require lots to develop to their full potential. Planting them on separate ends of your backyard — or a minimum of with sufficient of a buffer in between to permit them their very own outlined area — may help guarantee every of your crops are capable of obtain all that they want from the soil, leading to more healthy, heartier, stronger crops.
Planting your pepper crops away from any brassica greens additionally ensures every can develop within the kinds of soil that they like. Whereas pepper crops and brassicas depend upon a variety of the identical vitamins within the soil, they every thrive most underneath totally different pH ranges — with brassica preferring soil with a extra impartial pH and peppers requiring soil that’s extra acidic (particularly if you’re rising spicier pepper varieties).