University of Tennessee Assistant Professor of Residential and Consumer Horticulture, Natalie Bumgarner, talks about compact vegetable plants like tomatoes and peppers that can grow in small spaces. These vegetables do not produce as much as their full-sized cousins, but they do well where space is at a premium. Natalie, first talks about tomatoes. There are several varieties on the market now like “little bing” and “homeslice” That grow only to about 18 inches tall. For tomatoes, there are determinant and indeterminate compact varieties. Natalie, then talks about peppers. There are several varieties available both sweet peppers and hot. Some of the small pepper plants like “candy cane” are also very pretty plants that work for the front flower bed too.