Just wanted to post some pics and thank some people for helping me get back on my feet in the growing sense after a really bad year. Someone mistakenly threw out almost my entire seed stock as they were trying to help around my place when I was in hospital last year. RalphTheChilihead and kentishman did me a solid by sending several varieties my way even though I didn't have much left to trade with them. Thanks to those two guys and a local friend, I've got a proper grow going this year in spite of everything. AJ Drew and Wicked Mike supplemented my grocery store habs with proper superhots for a great price, which cheered me up considerably in the meantime. Really appreciate you guys.
Here's my grow tent. It's where I start my plants and also what got me a warrant visit from local PD in December, because it lights up on FLIR like a beacon. Police were highly confused to find there was a legitimate use for these things, especially in a neighborhood where they have bulldozed 3 drug houses in 2 years.
Here's the stuff out front on the sidewalk. I grow more on the slab out back. Those aren't bugs on the leaves, just grass/dirt from when they mowed. White Fatalii in the front is all podded up, but taking forever to fully ripen and the leaves are suffering a bit. Freakish Chocolate 7-Pot BBG and Yellow 7-Pot with near an inch thick trunk behind it are going ham, blocking view of others in the row.
Very first pods of the season came a month or two ago in form of a Yellow Primo and a Red Frutescens cross of some sort (that on initial assessment, completely owns). The primo generated pretty large first pods so I have high hopes for that plant. (This pepper was about 4.5 cm in length, to you civilized people.)
My Trinidad Perfume has foliage as dense as a jungle, but it's all crinkly in spite of plenty of calcium. Perhaps it doesn't like full sun? Just can't seem to keep it non-curled or non-wrinkled, but it is stupidly healthy in spite of that and has loaded up with over three dozen pods at the moment. The whole plant is covered in wads like this.
Oh yeah, did I mention that the Chocolate BBG 7-Pot is an unholy beast of a plant whose first pods of the season are all utterly terrifying and average the size of golf balls?
Clearly predatory in nature...
Hide your kids, hide your wife...
I think I'm safe, for now. It seems to feed on small mammals, mainly.
If you don't hear from me for a while, it probably figured out how to work the doorknob. Tell my family I love them.
Here's my 2017 List, most of which I owe to a good local friend and two generous online folks:
7-Pot Yellow Primo
7-Pot BBG Chocolate
7-Pot BBG Yellow
Aji Amarillo (near 5 feet tall and podding in spite of late start)
C. Frutescens cross of some sort (Red)
Pink Tiger (White Mutation...hopefully)
Sad little Farmer's Jalapenos that seem to suffer in my climate.
(Yeah, you can grow a lot of peppers when nobody for several square blocks grows anything. Neighbors are like "sure, put crap in front of my place...it looks pretty" and everybody likes watching the progression of pods.)