Spacing of tomatoes, peppers and basil
I'm almost done prepping an area for tomatoes, peppers and basil. I have a space that has been cut in half, and my husband took a square out of it for his own thing (a sculpture kind of thing), so I have one spot that is about 5'x3' and another that is 7'x3' with a stone walkway between and walkway all the way around it.
I want to grow a jalapeno and sweet pepper plant, and if space, an anaheim and second sweet pepper. These plants are the lowest on my needs in this area.
I want to grow as much basil and tomatoes as I can. I like non-sweet tomatoes, heirlooms grow really well here, I know we have a good variety to choose from, and I want to can as much as I can, so I need a bunch of roma tomatoes.
How would you lay this out? I am going to buy plants, nothing from seed. Do I intermix the basil with the tomatoes? In the past I've done the basil in pots and it flowers too soon. I want to avoid the constant trimming of flowers if I can.
I don't want to overcrowd, but want to use the space as much as I can.