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#1 Essegi

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 01:28 PM

Hi all!

I've decided to open my glog that year too... I wasn't sure to open it since it will be an humble one, not many peppers, just the ones needed...

All seed from Semillas.

 

I've started 10 Rocoto Cap 363 on 1st january, because i managed to lose one, after a 2 days soak. Today i have my first sprout!

Other seeds i have to start (about 11 per type): 7pod primo orange, Avenir, Serrano and Zuzqua (whatever that is). I guess i start first and second on next weekend and the others in the first february weekend.

 

That's pretty much all for now, photos when there's something interesting to see.

I guess that year i'll post some pics of mountains and still some of pizza.

 

Now i go to hang my light, earlier than expected, i thought CAP 363 would have taken longer! :D


Edited by Essegi, 07 January 2017 - 01:42 PM.


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:12 PM

Nice, and congrats on the sproat...you're on your way!!  ;)



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:16 PM

Good luck this year and hope to see some of your pizzas along the way.

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:27 PM

Good luck!

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 04:22 PM

Zuzqua is a interesting name. I'll have to look it up. Sounds african or something. Good luck with your grow this season.

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 04:53 PM

Best of luck for the '17 season!



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 05:57 PM

Hi all!
I've decided to open my glog that year too... I wasn't sure to open it since it will be an humble one, not many peppers, just the ones needed...
All seed from Semillas.
 
I've started 10 Rocoto Cap 363 on 1st january, because i managed to lose one, after a 2 days soak. Today i have my first sprout!
Other seeds i have to start (about 11 per type): 7pod primo orange, Avenir, Serrano and Zuzqua (whatever that is). I guess i start first and second on next weekend and the others in the first february weekend.
 
That's pretty much all for now, photos when there's something interesting to see.
I guess that year i'll post some pics of mountains and still some of pizza.
 
Now i go to hang my light, earlier than expected, i thought CAP 363 would have taken longer! :D


Good to see you posting my friend. Best of luck this season and I am looking forward to seeing your food pictures! Happy new year

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:16 AM

Good luck for 2017 Giancarlo ... Avenir a nice choice

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:44 AM

Good luck and happy new growth for this year !



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:51 PM

Nice to see you gloging again :) Good luck with the '17 grow!



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 05:12 PM

Thanks all a lot for your warm reception! :D
 

Zuzqua is a interesting name. I'll have to look it up. Sounds african or something. Good luck with your grow this season.

I haven't found out much really. I asked Peter to clarify but i ddin't got a reply, i'll have to look that myself.
 

Good luck for 2017 Giancarlo ... Avenir a nice choice

Cool, i picked it instead of Datil (that is my must for 2018). :)

Btw another hook today!

Well, here it's a bit cold... On that night Marcesina (i spoke about that on my previous glog) went to -24°C...
Today at 9am it was -6°C near my home...
The incredible stuff is that there's no frost because usually here it's really, really wet.

Also today i took a trip to Tovel lake to test my new trekking boots. And with all excellent brands of my place (Scarpa, Aku, La Sportiva, Garmont, Gronell, Tecnica, Dolomite, Lowa, Asolo, Zamberlan, Crispi, Andrew Shoes, just to name most famous) i had to pick Meindl that are german... But perfect for my bad feet.
I passed through Asiago till Adamello Brenta natural park, in the west side of Dolomites where the lake is located. No signs of snow or frost and we were almost alwyas below 0°C while travelling. I am planning to take a course of snow trekking, but if snow is missing...
Until 1964 part of that lake turned red on summer for an algae that is no more...

As expected i'm really bad at taking panoramas...

No snow, but some ice:
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Looks dangerous!
 
Here the frozen lake:
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Looks much better if you see it yourself. Or on google.
 
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Random shot of a stream...
 
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That was near Cles, not far from Melinda consortium on Val Di Non. So i guess that are all apples.

Edited by Essegi, 08 January 2017 - 06:05 PM.


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:29 PM

Welcome back Giancarlo!

 

Good luck this season and, keep those great pics coming. You live in a spectacular part of the world.

 

One of these days I'll get to visit the land of my ancestors ;)


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:40 PM

Thanks, Scott! I hope you'll have good time when you'll come to Italy!

 

By the way, other 3 hooks!

Now 5/10.

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EDIT: +1 hook, now 6/10!!!


Edited by Essegi, 09 January 2017 - 05:45 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:43 PM

Congrats on the hooks!

 

I just love it when they pop ;)


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:47 PM

Good start to your 2017 season, Giancarlo!  

Sixty percent is pretty good when you only

need a few plants.  I'm sure there are more

to come!

 

Really looking forward to your photos this year.  

That pic looking up at the ice-cicles is totally

awesome.  Very unique perspective.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 02:31 PM

Thanks Paul and Scott!

Paul, you were right!

More popped!

 

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So i went from 6/10 to 9/11.

See glass on upper left? The lost seed probabiy is here. Now there's some plastic to space sprouts, i'll try to save both.

I've never had a germ ratio so high. And i got it with rocoto.

I calculated that i'd be able to germinate half seeds... Space will be at the limit. The problem is that i can't give away plant too small. Maybe i'll give away just after first re pot.

 

Also i am soaking from yesterday Avenr and 7pod primo orange, tomorrow i'll start them too.

 

Keep reading if you want to discover maybe the most criminally unknown place of my city.

I went to Calà del Sasso.

What's that? It's the longest stair of Italy and one of the biggest in the world. For sure one of the coolest too.

Link at italian wiki translated (eng page is just too meager):

https://translate.go...t-text=&act=url

 

Cool stuff:

  • 4444 steps
  • 7km long
  • 744m  ascension
  • about 600-700 years old
  • once used to transport trunks downhill
  • there's a fabled story with a legend

 

It's a bit more than 1 hour of car from my home and very few people even here knows about it.

A famous writer reporter wrote great article calling it "long as the purgatory and dark as the storm".

http://www.sassodias...a_pagina_15.htm

 

Contrary to last week that time there was some snow... So i didn't walk all the stair. Probably i didn't reach even half... Going on it was more steep, and steps were in worse shape... So at a certain point i just turned back.

When snow melts i'll walk it all.

 

Here the path that leads to Calà
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Again ice, it's cool:

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Here Calà starts:

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At first is well mantained and it's easy to go on.

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Yet after a while there were only animal traces going along.

 

Here it was a bit more difficult...

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At that point i turned back, i was't sure to recognize steps...

 

While returning i met some people with a nice dog:

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He really enjoyed the snow!

 

New boots:

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I'm really satisfied with those (for sure not cheap, but worth it :D).


Edited by Essegi, 14 January 2017 - 03:05 PM.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 05:07 PM

Very nice Giancarlo!

 

I've said it before and will again; you live in an extremely beautiful place. Glad you go out and spend time in the fantastic beauty mother nature put in front of you ;) 


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 05:19 PM

Thanks, Scott! Sometimes it's easy to overlook beauty of birthplace and surrounding, but when realized that life seems just better!

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 06:10 PM

I managed to save both Cap 363, i put each of them in a glass and now they are healthy! No more sprouts from that one but i really can't complain.
 
So i started 12 Avenir and 11 Primo Orange sunday...
Today i've had 1 or maybe 2 hooks of Avenir (not really sure if 1 is really an hook)! Not bad after 5 days!
 
Current stuff:
 
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Time to post pizza.
Experiment with type 1 flour (rougher, healthier, more substantial and nourishing than standard flour, less suitable for pizza, but it's still a nice compromise)
hydro about 65% or a bit more:
 
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To be honest it looked bad and was a bit crunchy on the surface. Consistence was marvellous though.

Out of interest: though now it's a bit hotter, in Vicenza last week has been nearly -32°C in a place of Asiago (Dolina Campoluzzo, 1768m from sea, in Lozze mountain, near famous Ortigara).

Edited by Essegi, 20 January 2017 - 06:31 PM.


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 07:23 PM

To be honest it looked bad and was a bit crunchy on the surface. Consistence was marvellous though.

 

Pizza looks amazing.  We love using gritty whole grain flours.  It's something about the mush of the tomato and cheese contrasting crunch and grit of the crust.   :drooling:   






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