Around here if you can keep the peppers and tomatoes alive through the summer they will start producing again when the extreme heat stops. They are all I had for a summer garden this year. The stink bugs were so bad, I had so many other things to do, I let them go. The tomatoes died. Somehow the peppers survived. I think being covered with grass protected them from the heat. I pulled the grass, fertilized and watered them and they are doing well. I picked 8 Sunday.