The peppers are thriving in this August heat. With temperatures averaging in the 90 degrees, our pepper patch has taken off. My husband, who enjoys a variety of hot and sweet peppers, hand chose about a dozen different pepper plants for this year's garden. We are enjoying fresh peppers almost daily. Earlier this summer, I was able to make fresh salsa right from the garden, and due to the variety of peppers, we had both a hot salsa and a mild salsa. Since we don't all enjoy a mouth on fire, the variety was a blessing!