Bell peppers have been cultivated and enjoyed for thousands of years, long before Columbus arrived and brought them back from the new world to Europe.Why We Love Them
In addition to being a delicious snack you can eat straight off the vine, bell peppers fill out a vegetable patch with lush, green vines that are as aesthetically-pleasing as the plant is functional.Requirements
To keep your peppers crisp, plant them in warm, moist soil with at least 6-8 hours of sun.Some Like It Hot
Bell peppers are the only plants in the Capsicum genus that are not spicy, as they do not produce capsaicin.A Cut Above
The white part of the pepper that's usually cut off is actually quite nutritious-- it's full of flavonoids, which are thought to have an antioxidant effect.