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#41 dlsolo

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:51 PM

Those Congos look awesome.  

 

I see your DIY bags are holding up quite nicely...


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 11:11 AM

September 13th Update: Drying and 7 pot Barrackpore variation

 

I recently uprooted my 1 year old seed grown Kaffir Lime Tree. I thought it would be a disaster but the tree didn't lose a leaf yet and it's been 2-3 weeks now. So I guess I might have done a good job!

 

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I forgot to post some pics of an August adventure with my buddy Run. My friend saw an add on Kijiji for free composted horse manure. So we went over there and grabbed 5 full bags of gold. I was surprised how the pile did not smell terribly bad. I guess it confirms the ''composted'' state.

 

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We will be spreading this manure on our community plot along with grass clippings, coffee and shredded leaves after the rototiller comes to turn the soil on October 15.

 

Back to peppers. I begun the process of making my powders. Here's a pic of sitting chillies left to dry up. The Amarillos were store bought at a Peruvian store in Montreal. I will try doing a Aji de Gallina soon enough.

 

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First Primo!

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Money Shot: Numex Big Jim, Lemondrop, Bhut, Brown Moruga, 7 pot Barrackpore, 7 pot Congo, Thai and 7 pot Chaguanas

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My first 7 pot Burgundy, and maybe my only one  :confused:

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I had read that 7 pot barrackpore were still not 100% stable. Here is a good example of this statement. It might be a mixing of seeds, but I am pretty sure I was extra meticulous while seed sowing for my first time ever hehe...

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Drying operation! I now have a few powders: Thai, Amarillo, Chaguanas, Congo/Primo, Bhut/Barrackpore

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See ya in a few :)

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 12:32 PM

Lookin good Teurf! What are those yellow ones in the bowl in the background of the "money shot"?

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 02:53 PM

Lookin good Teurf! What are those yellow ones in the bowl in the background of the "money shot"?


Thèse are lemondrops. I bélière they are from Peru and require quite a long growing season. Although they are HEAVY producers. I got mine from pepperjoe.

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 01:53 PM

October 4th, 2014: Season coming to an end..

 

Howdy,

 

I went to the community garden this weekend to continue cleaning up the plot as we need to get off on October 15th. The only thing left in the ground were turnips, parsnips, sunchokes and peppers. Parsnips had real strange shape due to clay soil... but smelled great. Can't wait for some parsnip, carrot, turnip puree!

 

I harvested what was left of peppers and uprooted them all. A very sad scene, but let's hope winter passes by quickly...

 

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Back at my parents, the peppers are in bad shape but still ripening last pods. I will keep them on a little longer.

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Numex Big Jim was brought in my a friend for winter.

 

Here is a group shot of the garden harvest plus some other left

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Since it is pouring today, I thought I would start fall with a new challenge: attempt a smoked brisket.

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 02:51 PM

Nice harvest Teurf! That brisket is making me hungry!

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 07:10 PM

I've been wondering about growing plants in beer bottles for a bit now, glad to see it worked for you! Did you end up breaking the bottles and replanting?



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Posted 06 October 2014 - 06:11 PM

I've been wondering about growing plants in beer bottles for a bit now, glad to see it worked for you! Did you end up breaking the bottles and replanting?

 

Yup I did but did it too late in the season. The plant went into huge shock. Bounce back after a month but too late to have ripe pods unfortunately... :(



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:50 AM

October 12, 2014: Brisket outcome and Season closure

 

Hi again,

 

I thought I would post a few picture to close out this glog, starting off with finished brisket. I used hickory/cherry smoke with a texas style rub. Smoked @220F for 10 hours reaching 185F internal temperature in the flat part. I had a partial packer since the whole piece would not fit in my Bradley electric smoker :(. Turned out great, although taste was not as I expected, very very smoky flavor and quite dry for a piece like this. I think the flat was too lean to begin with... bah with a great sauce no one will notice hehe.

 

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Now onto peppers. A little close up shot of the Primo.

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In the beginning I thought this plant was gonna give me 5 pods max since it was so late compared to its other Super friends. In September it started pushing out massive amount of pods catching up on all other plants. They ripened pretty late but they did. I tasted one at work with a colleague, it was way too floral to my liking. And produced massive amount of sweat and tears.

 

Final harvest

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I did a few powders: Thai, Aji Amarillo (store bought), Chaguanas, Congo, Moruga/Limon, Bhut/Barrackpore.

Some dried.

Some still fresh from last harvest but starting to go soft, better be quick before the rot gets in there.

 

AND!!! I uprooted my 0 pod producer Aji Amarillo. I was quite disappointed not to harvest any Aji amarillo from this plant. It got quite big but was put in the ground way too late. I will give a shot at my first Overwinter. I am quite scared to have aphids, and wish not to reexperiment thousands of fungus gnats in the bath and sink and EVERYWHERE!!!

 

You will also notice a bagfull of Sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichoke). For those of you in a community plot, never plant Sunchokes. They spread like L.A. Beast on 2 chocolate bhutlahs... if you know what I'm saying.

 

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So I guess thats it. See you next year.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:55 PM

See you next year Teurf!

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:01 PM

Good grown'. Teurf!  That Aji trunk is a monster.  

Too bad it didn't yield any pods.  

They are a long season mama for sure.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 05:11 PM

October 13: Encore...

 

I killed my last plants today. Here's the potted Primo with huga mama jamma trunk

 

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All the other dead veterans with their massive rootballs

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I prepped the community plot for next year:

 

1- Broke the clay

2- Spread the horse manure I collected for free during summer

3- Spread 4 bags of SMEEEEELLLY grass

4- Spread 4 bags of maple leaves

5- Spread coffee grounds

6- Spread some egg shells on the tomato spots and pepper spots

7- Mix everything so it doesn't go away with the wind

 

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Now it's really over.

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