Lucky for us, peppers grow very well on our farm with minimal "input". I like that they thrive into the late summer and fall when other members of this plant family (tomatoes, eggplants) are exasperated from the raucous summer growth. Peppers stretch out our season and give us beautifully fresh and colorful produce up until the first freeze.
This is the great thing about utilizing plant diversity. By studying and planting appropriate varieties, a farmer can always find a plant to fill a niche. Roasting red peppers over the fire in October? There's a niche that needs to be filled!