The wife and I were out running around today and fell onto some vegetable plants at Home Depot. Usually, our gardening is restricted to potted plants and a few pots of herbs, but today we were moved to buy a tomato plant and several varieties of peppers . . . hot banana, cayenne, red chilis and small sweet pepper. I also bought some cilantro seeds (coriander) and planted a few pots of them while transplanting the pepper plants into pots.
Knowing that these plants reproduce via pollination, it occurred to me that the peppers might cross pollinate. Will they? If they do, will it make any difference in the peppers produced? If so, should I take care to spread them around at some distance from each other? The plants are bedding plant sized - 6-8" tall and tender with no flowers or fruit, except the tomato.