Bell peppers are most often used fresh for salads, sandwiches and garnish, but similar to other sweet peppers lend themselves well to grilling and roasting. Peppers need a long hot season to do well, and a very warm soil to germinate (75-90F). Start indoors well before transplanting, at least 8 weeks. Transplant outdoors after all danger of frost, the soil has warmed to at least 60F, and night temperatures are consistently warm--for many folks as late as June. Keep watered only well enough to keep the plant healthy and productive, too much water will degrade the flavor and quality of the fruit.