Hello all. Last year was the year I intended to "go big" and start my hot sauce company, but as chance would have it, the soil at my largest garden spot was terrible, all clay. I had planted about 150 plants there but none of them grew over 6 inches tall. I had another spot where I planted about 35 MOAs, just one variety because I wanted to get a bunch of non-crossed seeds. So as it turned out those bonnets were the only plants I had. But I estimate they produced about 4 lbs per plant, which was way more than I expected. I still started the hot sauce company, but I wound up with only about 320 bottles of sauce. I just sold out of it last weekend, people seemed to really like it.
This year I have a new garden spot with much better soil. I started the plants right about a month ago.
Here's the list of varieties:
ID Name Qty 1. MOA scotch bonnets 30 2. Cardi Scorpion? 17 3. Yellow 7 Pot 22 4. Chocolate Devil's Tongue 15 5. Gigantic Ghost 15 6. Caramel Moruga Scorpion 5 7. Peach Fatali 5 8. Caribbean Red 5 9. White 7 Pot 5 11. Jay's Peach Ghost Scorpion 5 12. Aji Pineapple 15 13. Pepper Joe Not Ghost 8 14. Peach Trinidad Scorpion 5 15. Carolina Reaper 5 16. 7 Pot Congo SR Gigantic Yellow 5 17. Aji Jobito 6 18. Orange Fatali 4 19. Padron Pepper 5 20. Sugar Rush Peach 5 21. Fidalgo Amarillo 5 22. Chiero Creme 5 23. Chenzo Chili 5 24. Trinidad Perfume 5 25. Tobago Seasoning 5 26. Pimenta Luna 5 27. Aji Lemon 5 28. Rosemary Pepper 5 29. Turkish Snake 5 30. Cardi Scorpion 5 31. Aji Amarillo 3
I can't seem to figure out how to upload pics on here, so I uploaded one to imgur:
I made the rack myself, obviously. After separating some of the multiples, I now have 266 plants on it total. Planning to give some away and sell the extras at the farmer's market. The lights are on 24 hours in case you were wondering.
I'm excited! 200 plants is serious business! I'll be back with more pictures as things progress.