The GARDENA gardening expert
Dear Ms. M, no, that isn't correct. If this were the case, then all plants growing adjacent to each other in the vegetable bed would exchange tastes and flavours, and the leeks would suddenly taste like tomatoes or savoy cabbage! No, the hotness of chilli and bell peppers is a genetically-determined characteristic of the respective plant and variety.
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