Even though we are well into October, I'm still harvesting gorgeous vegetables. Among them are those infamous bell peppers. I gave up on leaving them on the plant to turn red / orange. I planted 3 kinds of bell. Orange, red and green, and I never saw any of them turn orange. Only 1 turned red. I think the fall brought in the cold weather so fast that the peppers didn't know what hit them. Does anyone know, do the peppers change color after you pick them?? Or must they ripe on the plant? Since I'm not a fan of green bells, I gave this whole harvest to my friend Ruth. She'll enjoy more than I will. But shhh!! don't tell my husband! He loves green bells.