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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:57 PM

Here my "first pod of the year™"!

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Ooooh, that stuff has potential. I guess it was still unripe since it tasted of grass (well, cold and rain didn't help i guess), but otherwise was good. Contrary to Locato that one isn't bitter and i appreciate it more. Texture was special, much more juicy than any other pepper i've tasted. Also i tried a mini bruschetta with garlic, provolone and some CAP363 and it tasted very good due to pepper. Yeah, that stuff has potential, next time i'll see to wait a week from full colour before picking it up

Heat is not strong but that's ok for this pepper and you can feel it.

 

New toys:

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Can't wait to try those that weekend!


Edited by Essegi, 17 May 2017 - 02:01 PM.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:56 PM

Wow, that gear looks serious, Giancarlo!  

Good luck, enjoy your climb and be careful!

 

Your garden looks great.  I feel your pain about

the hail - it really set my pubescens back.  But there

are pods forming, so I guess all is not lost!

 

Continued success, brother  :cheers:


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:05 PM

Congrats on your first pod ;)  I've been letting the pubes stay on the plant around two weeks after they turn to color, watching them closely of course.

 

Enjoy the new toys safely!


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:58 AM

Wow, that gear looks serious, Giancarlo!  

Good luck, enjoy your climb and be careful!

 

Your garden looks great.  I feel your pain about

the hail - it really set my pubescens back.  But there

are pods forming, so I guess all is not lost!

 

Continued success, brother  :cheers:

Thanks Paul, luckily hail damaged just some leaves but plants are ok. Chinense are still small but i think they start rolling now. While other plants started to grow, chinense improved they colour. Time also to set pods, aside first Primo Orange others have nothing.

That toys are specifical for via ferrata, it's still hiking, so there's no climbing involved.

I hope that it would be useful for some routes (on dolomites and pre alps there are many ferrate) and to approach mountaineering.

Saturday we'll try that one:

It's on a rock gym, short but considered difficult. Just to test how people react.

On sunday there's the hike and the insctructor didn't want to tell us where we go... Just that the meeting is at 5:30am even if we won't go sto far, to avoid heat and people...

 

Congrats on your first pod ;)  I've been letting the pubes stay on the plant around two weeks after they turn to color, watching them closely of course.

 

Enjoy the new toys safely!

Thanks, Scott, for the tip! That one had been fully coloured for 1 day and for sure could have stayed some more days, let's see with hotter temps. I was worried since last year i had to pick most Locato unripe since they started to dry, i'd say that the stak were really prone to ruin easily. I hope, with roots on ground, that CAP363 will be more collaborative.


Edited by Essegi, 18 May 2017 - 07:01 AM.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 03:16 PM

Congrats on the first pod Giancarlo. And the new climbing equipment. Remember, safety first!



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:18 PM

Not much standing out those days...

Plants are growing, 7pods orange not so much, Avenir a bit more, Serrano and CAP363 more, Zuzqua not so much, just their pods (and it's not that bad).

 

Now i am wating for some CAP363 to ripe, i have some like that:

PsLkbw.jpg

 

Also, finally, some more pods are setting:

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Those are the CAP363 on back

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They're growing faster than the one on front of my home.

 

Serrano aren't huge and don't have pods, but they're on the right way:

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Zuzqua:

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Pods still growing, we'll see.

 

Congrats on the first pod Giancarlo. And the new climbing equipment. Remember, safety first!

 

Thanks!

From what i've seen if you use ferrata set properly (and not everyone use it that way it seems) it's not that dangerous.

 

On health side medics finally found my foot problem, it's indeed Morton's Neuroma... I'm not convinced that this is all, i hope medics have it right...

Probably i'll have to operate and stop a couple of months from hiking that, if it solves, it's not that bad... In doubt i'm returning to use my mtb...

I just hope it doesn't worsen too much before an eventual operation since i'd like to participate on a good hike at mid June and an hard one at end of July that should be wonderful.

 

By the way, last weekend had been a good one.

On saturday:

 

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On left theachers tested us with a mountaineering descent... Well, it was cool! Also comfortable... No problems with knees or foot for sure. :D

On right the first part of that little ferrata. Usually beginning is purposely the hardest part, so you can withdrawn safely. It wasn't very long but quite exposed and probably i used my arms too much (arms should be used as less as possible to avoid unnecessary effort).

Also, we avoided rain for some minutes... What a luck...

 

On sunday we went to Carega that is the highest peak of Piccole Dolomiti group, via ferrata Campalani.

Weather was awesome... Sight ranged from Venice lagoon to Garda lake and we've even seen Apennine Mountains... And temperature was just right.

Piccole Dolomiti aren't huge or very high (Carega is 2259 m above the sea) but seems higher mountain...

 

sFNGW7.jpg

 

That has been really fun! Also it's much less scary than what this seems. That way was very climbable but with safety and with the aid of chain and wire (that i tried to avoid to use as much as possible, except for carabiners of course).

The start was considered very difficult, to be honest it seemed easy to me. I found harder the central chimney.

 

Here an overview...

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And a sight from the start...

 

On first pic Cima Carega:

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And then some landscape...

 

 


Edited by Essegi, 25 May 2017 - 02:08 PM.


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 04:21 PM

I see you're well organized. Nice climb. Beautiful places.



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Posted 26 May 2017 - 06:12 AM

Not much standing out those days...
Plants are growing, 7pods orange not so much, Avenir a bit more, Serrano and CAP363 more, Zuzqua not so much, just their pods (and it's not that bad).
 
Now i am wating for some CAP363 to ripe, i have some like that:
PsLkbw.jpg
 
Also, finally, some more pods are setting:
65eJLs.jpg
 
Those are the CAP363 on back
9K1b6O.jpg
They're growing faster than the one on front of my home.
 
Serrano aren't huge and don't have pods, but they're on the right way:
v0sie2.jpg
 
Zuzqua:
FXxmsG.jpg
 
lkWNPu.jpg
Pods still growing, we'll see.
 
 
Thanks!
From what i've seen if you use ferrata set properly (and not everyone use it that way it seems) it's not that dangerous.
 
On health side medics finally found my foot problem, it's indeed Morton's Neuroma... I'm not convinced that this is all, i hope medics have it right...
Probably i'll have to operate and stop a couple of months from hiking that, if it solves, it's not that bad... In doubt i'm returning to use my mtb...
I just hope it doesn't worsen too much before an eventual operation since i'd like to participate on a good hike at mid June and an hard one at end of July that should be wonderful.
 
By the way, last weekend had been a good one.
On saturday:
 
3zetXA.jpg
 
On left theachers tested us with a mountaineering descent... Well, it was cool! Also comfortable... No problems with knees or foot for sure. :D
On right the first part of that little ferrata. Usually beginning is purposely the hardest part, so you can withdrawn safely. It wasn't very long but quite exposed and probably i used my arms too much (arms should be used as less as possible to avoid unnecessary effort).
Also, we avoided rain for some minutes... What a luck...
 
On sunday we went to Carega that is the highest peak of Piccole Dolomiti group, via ferrata Campalani.
Weather was awesome... Sight ranged from Venice lagoon to Garda lake and we've even seen Apennine Mountains... And temperature was just right.
Piccole Dolomiti aren't huge or very high (Carega is 2259 m above the sea) but seems higher mountain...
 
sFNGW7.jpg
 
That has been really fun! Also it's much less scary than what this seems. That way was very climbable but with safety and with the aid of chain and wire (that i tried to avoid to use as much as possible, except for carabiners of course).
The start was considered very difficult, to be honest it seemed easy to me. I found harder the central chimney.
 
Here an overview...
PigwGv.jpg
And a sight from the start...
 
On first pic Cima Carega:
djxXXm.jpg
And then some landscape...
 
 


Great pics my friend! Looks like you have been really enjoying life. Cooking anything good lately? Cheers
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Posted 26 May 2017 - 10:03 AM

I see you're well organized. Nice climb. Beautiful places.

Thanks!

Yeah, we had something like 1 helper every 2 students.

 

Great pics my friend! Looks like you have been really enjoying life. Cooking anything good lately? Cheers

Thanks, nice to hear you!

I made some pizza a couple of weeks ago and tomorrow i'm going to make chili for the hike (an instructor spoke too much about my chili, so i'm cooking it again..D).



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Posted 26 May 2017 - 05:26 PM

Well Giancarlo, I see you graduated from hiking to rock climbing ;)  Glad you're having fun and going about it correctly; having instructors to teach as you go.

 

Plants are looking stellar; and the scenery, is simply magnificent!


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Posted 27 May 2017 - 03:43 AM

As always Giancarlo your updates are inspirational... great mountain photography soon you will be dispensing with the Krabs and chain and starting off with a top rope then free-climbing using bolts or placing your own protection

Oh by the way your chillies are looking great 🌶👍

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Posted Yesterday, 01:17 PM

New entry:

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Good for next year.

 

Avenir

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Serrano

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At last setting pods.

 

 

Well Giancarlo, I see you graduated from hiking to rock climbing ;)  Glad you're having fun and going about it correctly; having instructors to teach as you go.

 

Plants are looking stellar; and the scenery, is simply magnificent!

Thanks, peppers appreciate good weather now!

Teachers and colleagues are really nice guys, it's rare to find such a good group.

Yesterday there was just a walk and i brought again chili, people was happy. :D

 

As always Giancarlo your updates are inspirational... great mountain photography soon you will be dispensing with the Krabs and chain and starting off with a top rope then free-climbing using bolts or placing your own protection

Oh by the way your chillies are looking great 🌶👍

Thanks, that's the plan, maybe next year... Required for some peaks i really want to reach. :D In the meantime there are at least 3 or 4 ferrate that are a must.


Edited by Essegi, Yesterday, 01:17 PM.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:14 PM

Hi Giancarlo,

 

I would very much appreciate your chili recipe. I have one a gal gave me that placed well in the Texas Women's Chili competition, and it's a good recipe. But I'm always on the hunt for a better recipe ;) 


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Posted Yesterday, 08:42 PM

Thnaks!

Not much progress here... Since i put all on ground weather has been cold and rainy... I hope on next week things change.


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Chinense then annuum + Lupin...
Something is making all that holes in the leaves... Not much growth that month.
 
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First one is a primo orange that is setting some pods, other chinense or annuum stil have to. Others are CAP 363. They aren't setting much pods.
 
On the other hand hiking has been more interesting...
 
First, a travel to cima Palon:
 
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Even if those mountains aren't that high (cima Palon is 2239m) they are really beautiful.
 
Here some memorial shelves:
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After the hike a well deserverd sandwich with lard and some beer:
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Then i took a trip to Sorapis lake... There was more snow than i thought.
Mountain scenery is great in those places.
 
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Ok, probably the lake is cooler on summer that has an unreal blue colour, still that place is magic. The mountain on background is called "Dito di Dio" (Finger of God).
 
The lake itself is surrounded by mountains and sometimes i've heard the term Sorapis circus.
 
From left, to right:
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Here some scenery during the walk:
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That is so beautiful! Absolutely amazing




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