We are trying out a new weed block this year. We still used the garden bio-film around the tomatoes but decided to use a recycled paper weed block around the peppers. It’s always fun experimenting with new things. The recycled paper weed block was cheaper than the bio-film but it was a pain to set up. The wind would catch the paper and blow it over which didn’t seem too great for the pepper plants. It seems to be holding up well though.