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#81 Swartmamba

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:25 PM

holy crap, right now i only have 12 varieties, but plan on getting more.  why no annums? 

 

I prefer the taste of chinense, baccatum and pubes.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:30 PM

ah i see, also i agree, but i do like the taste of jalapeno's


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:16 AM

Here's a few shots I took last night.

 

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:43 AM

looking good sam!


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 10:09 AM

looks like you will be burning soon



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:31 PM

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And bonus shot of my Ground cherries!

 

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:37 PM

Saaaaaam, come out to plaaaaaaaay :P

 

Nice work on the bonsai bell peppa!



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 02:33 PM

Wow, just got back from a week and a half in Alaska to see 18 popping pepper plants!

 

Can anyone tell me what these are?  

 

Here's my mini bells

 

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And here's my....what?

 

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And apparently this is a Habanero growing in.

 

I say apparently because I don't trust any of my plants anymore. 

 

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But I've already harvested a few green jalapenos and I'm looking to pick a serrano or two once I determine if they're actually serranos or not 


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:53 PM

How's it going? Yer photobucket links are dead in the water :P



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 02:36 PM

How's it going? Yer photobucket links are dead in the water :P

Crap, it's because I moved the albums around.  Nuts, I'll fix those.

 

My bells are startening to ripen/turn red and a couple jalapenos are actually beginning to turn red as well.  I've got about 12 habanero pods from 4 plants (One plant hasn't yielded any pods yet) and there are a few more appearing...so I hope they get big enough quick enough to give me some spicy eats this fall.

 

I'm kind of accepting the fact that my yield's not going to be enough to do what I wanted this fall...especially since every single Serrano pot is growing mini bell peppers instead.  I'm actually still very disappointed in the mix up.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:25 PM

Yield schmield XD If you want to see piddley pepper plants wander in to my glog hehehe

 

 

Bright side, you've got more than enough habs for a nice tray of poppers or such. And just think of the headstart you'll have next year if you over winter or dodge the pitfalls of this year (speaking more of myself there XD)



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 12:38 PM

Yield schmield XD If you want to see piddley pepper plants wander in to my glog hehehe

 

 

Bright side, you've got more than enough habs for a nice tray of poppers or such. And just think of the headstart you'll have next year if you over winter or dodge the pitfalls of this year (speaking more of myself there XD)

Is there much benefit to overwintering?  like, beside the hobby aspect of it?  I feel like I'd probably do just as good next year if I started my Habs a little earlier, got them into bigger cups sooner and actually gave them some nutes this year :rofl:



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 12:49 PM

Not entirely sure it would give an advantage over an particularily early start, though I started early this year I quickly underpaced myself XD I'm going to do it out of hobby interest more than anything I suppose.



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 12:57 PM

Not entirely sure it would give an advantage over an particularily early start, though I started early this year I quickly underpaced myself XD I'm going to do it out of hobby interest more than anything I suppose.

I would like to keep a couple pet plants, just for fun sake...although I have to admit if they're more trouble than they're worth I'm not so sure.

 

The one thing I've learned about my plants this year is that they weren't in big enough pots.  I can feel the size of the root ball in the pots and they're probably taking up nearly 75% of the soil that's in there and likely stopped growing.  Once that happened, their capacity for holding pods was greatly diminished and is likely why I only have about 12 pods MAX on my bushiest plants.



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 01:13 PM

Hell yeah on bigger pots. I used #5 pots (6 gallons), but I think if they grew to their potential it would have been an issue by now. As well, the larger pots mitigate any issues one may have created with a sub-par soil mix..... :shh: my two best ladies are in an 8 and 20 gallon :D



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 02:20 PM

Hell yeah on bigger pots. I used #5 pots (6 gallons), but I think if they grew to their potential it would have been an issue by now. As well, the larger pots mitigate any issues one may have created with a sub-par soil mix..... :shh: my two best ladies are in an 8 and 20 gallon :D

I feel that my environment I'm growing them in is prime pepper weather.  It's almost somewhat of a microclimate as it's out of the wind and in direct sunlight from 12:00 till sundown.  If I need, I can pull them a little further into the middle of the deck and soak them in sun from sunrise to sunset.  Not only that, but the fencing around my deck and the white stucco walls reflect the heat greatly onto the plants, nevermind retain the heat well throughout the day.  I feel I have a really prime place to grow hot peppers and I'm just a little disappointed with the serrano mixup and the use of sub-par pot sizes.  Of course, I needed this year to find out what I did wrong and what to improve on in 2015, but I can't help but feel the mistakes I've made are pretty easy to fix for other noobs.







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