I've had quite a few emails from new gardeners on what to grow this year. I think all gardens but particularly new gardeners should grow some hot peppers.
Large sweet bell peppers are not as prolific as their hot relatives. The smaller hot pepper plants thrive on heat and full sun and given those things a single pepper plant can produce hundreds of hot packets of goodness. You'll not only have a lot of peppers but you'll get a boost of garden confidence from your crop.
The culinary side of the equation is what do you do with all those peppers. The answer to that question coming soon.