Thrips are a major pest of greenhouse crops in Ontario. A number of thrips species are commonly found including western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis), eastern flower thrips (Frankliniella tritici), onion thrips (Thrips tabaci), and Echinothrips. However, the western flower thrips is the predominant species and the most difficult to control.
Pepper is a common name given to plants of different genus and species, including the vine pepper of India (Piper nigrum) -- from which we derive ordinary black and white pepper for the table.
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Ground red bell pepper goes very well in stir fry. It can also be used in spaghetti sauce and other foods that call for bell pepper.
But Really — How Long Do Pepper Plants Live? In containers, you may be able to keep a plant going for several years. In-ground (if you are in zone 10 or 11), it could be indefinitely.
Bell peppers are harvestable in about 70 days. Hot peppers, such as cayenne and jalapeño, can ripen in 70 days. Red chilli peppers may take longer, about 84 days.