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#41 Devv

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 08:18 PM

I just caught up Jacques. Impressive!

 

In reading, your temps get even higher than mine. About 40° is our highs on the hotter days. Although I've seen it a few degrees warmer on the most extreme days. Here, June-to late September can be 35° and above the whole time, and that's the usual low temps. So my question is: do you have the same issues with fruit setting during those temps? I get some production, but not like when it gets below the 35° mark. So I'm guessing your grow is more tailored to high temp production?

 

For me the peppers are the hardest to grow in my climate. The heat comes on so fast! So next season I'm starting 30 days earlier. I guess I'm weary of still pulling peppers 30-45 days after I start the new grow...LOL

 

I use 30% sunshade to stop the sunscalding, and bird netting on the sides of the frames, or the grapes and tomatoes become bird food. This is a plus in one way, but the bugs no longer have a predator. I guess it's a trade off :shh:

 

Keep posting the pics! I really want to see how things go for you this season!

 

All the luck!

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 04:12 AM

Great looking stuff karoo! Lots of hard work, sure to be paid off with lots of fruit!

 

Is good to have a few other Southern Hemisphere glogs to follow for a bit of comparison. Whats your latitude? I'm guessing you're in the equivalent of our queensland, but you get frosts, so maybe not so much. Some Queenslanders (and there's a few of em on here) are lucky enough for fruit all round! Meanwhile, I've got a 4 month window of optimal weather, two months either side of that and there's chance of frost, any more and its guaranteed! I usually get a few days of 35oish in February, n very rarely it might creep up to 40. last Summer, absolute max was 39. Usually hovers around 28-32 for a few weeks in January and February, and 25-30 for the best part of summer. Outside of that, any where from 15-30. April to September, rarely above 25. Never above 25 May to August. 

 

And thats an unnecessary run down on my climate!

 

Anyway, great glog, keep up the hard work! 


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 04:53 AM

Great looking stuff karoo! Lots of hard work, sure to be paid off with lots of fruit!

 

Is good to have a few other Southern Hemisphere glogs to follow for a bit of comparison. Whats your latitude? I'm guessing you're in the equivalent of our queensland, but you get frosts, so maybe not so much. Some Queenslanders (and there's a few of em on here) are lucky enough for fruit all round! Meanwhile, I've got a 4 month window of optimal weather, two months either side of that and there's chance of frost, any more and its guaranteed! I usually get a few days of 35oish in February, n very rarely it might creep up to 40. last Summer, absolute max was 39. Usually hovers around 28-32 for a few weeks in January and February, and 25-30 for the best part of summer. Outside of that, any where from 15-30. April to September, rarely above 25. Never above 25 May to August. 

 

And thats an unnecessary run down on my climate!

 

Anyway, great glog, keep up the hard work! 

33.58 degrees South , right on the same level south as Sydney , but a rather unique micro climate in a valley between mountains . 50-60 km in any direction you might find a totally different climate . 65 km from the coast


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 07:45 AM

This a very interesting topic for me as I also live in a hot environment in summers and just recetenly got bitten by the pepper bug LOL. I am reading with great interest to learn how and what I can grow and all the tips and tricks that can improve my chances.

You are doing a fantastic job here. Keep posting the progress. Thank you.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:56 AM

The last few weeks I have been preoccupied with the Aji Amarillo growdown , but here is a little update.

I have two grow areas , first a raised bed area that must still be covered with 40% shadenet against the sun and birds. The second area

is smaller , but already covered with 40% shadenet. In this second area containers are partially underground to keep the heat on the roots down.

 

Raised beds , overgrown with non-pepper veggies and overwintered peppers.

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Overwintered chupentinho fruiting .

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Baccatum cross . Malawi PiquanteX Aji lemon F1

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Raised beds invaded by Spagetti squash and Tomato plants.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:03 AM

The second area is home to Baccatums only.

Aji Amarillo

Aji Lemon

Bubba

Aji Colorado

Aji valle de canca

Aji Mango

 

Amarillo in the partially buried Sub irrigated container, 120 liter.

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Aji Amarillo from the top ,

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:45 PM

Looking good Karoo. Keep the updates coming. Thanks for sharing.

Is that a rabbit outside the home of the Baccatums?

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:14 PM

Thank you qandeel
That would be my daughter's dog

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:05 PM

Very nice!

 

That raised bed is indeed chaotic! But chaos is good ;)

 

Good to see fruit on the over winters too, you've got a good set-up!

 

Keep it up, TBG :party:


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:18 AM

Very nice!

 

That raised bed is indeed chaotic! But chaos is good ;)

 

Good to see fruit on the over winters too, you've got a good set-up!

 

Keep it up, TBG :party:

 Thank you,

chaotic indeed .

That is what happens when you want to please everybody .

Trying to keep the wife happy with some "other" veggies .


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:26 PM

Very nice!

 

I like the partially buried pots, what an excellent idea ;)

 

And yes sir, one must keep the wife happy. If momma's happy, everybody is happy. How do I know this?


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:33 AM

Very nice!

 

I like the partially buried pots, what an excellent idea ;)

 

And yes sir, one must keep the wife happy. If momma's happy, everybody is happy. How do I know this?

Thank you,

the partially buried pots and containers have extra sand and pebbles on the outside at their drainage holes to help with drainage.

Straight in the dirt uses a lot of water , because the surrounding soil is so dry and all moisture is just sucked away from the plant.

In pots work better to retain moisture , but it just gets to hot .

So, this is something in between, keep watching and we will see if it works.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 07:41 AM

Very cool Jacques! Innovation is the heart of what we do, isn't it?

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:42 AM

Cool indeed, a bit of late Spring snow, fortunately only on the mountains, about 40km away.
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 02:50 AM

These early summer weeks , waiting for plants to grow and flower , seems to drag on for ever . What would I do without a few Annuums to keep me busy .

 

Jalapeno Yellow seems very eager to produce .

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A sweet large pepper called Palermo.( overwintered)

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Overwintered Chupetinho will have to produce the early summer heat.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 03:23 AM

Looking good Jaques.

 

Wish our temps would jump a bit here to get things going.

 

I'll just follow your glog until then :whistle:


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 07:30 PM

Looking good Jaques.

 

Wish our temps would jump a bit here to get things going.

 

I'll just follow your glog until then :whistle:

 

+100, its like a roller-coaster here, great weather, wet weather, cold weather, repeat. Ah well... shouldn't be too long before it stabilises, eh? 

 

 

Looking great Jaques!

Those over winters look like its a small matter of time until you'll be harvesting! 

 

Keep it up, and you'll have more chillies than you'll know what to do with in no time! :party: :onfire:


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:18 AM

Summer is here and the plants are doing well.
Skirts everywhere!
Who doesn't like skirts.???
In order, Yellow jalapenos , Choc cherry peppers, Aji lemon x Malawi Piquant.c0e9f8bf1eda8bf36d358a64ed16858e.jpg35794115a447a2161aab232b098547c8.jpg2d332ae89a23975910a064b4fbf0e4f3.jpg

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:47 AM

Awesome grow you have going there Jacques!!!!! My little 1st time grow in Pretoria seems to be doing reasonably well. Started germination on 4th August, and will attempt to get a glog started this evening, as I have snapped pics and kept update notes every 1-2 weeks from starting them off. My little "Nightshade" bed with 18 x Chilli plants (9 varietals), 9 x determinate Star 9009 Tomato plants and 7 x Black Beauty Aubergine/Eggplants.

 

The non-nightshades are 4 x Zucchini/Baby Marrow plants which are already producing like crazy. With the exception of 6 x Chilli plants, I started germination of all of the above on exactly the same day.....hugely interesting to see the different growth rates.

 

What is the easiest way to transfer images from Imgur (my pic repository) to a glog? I'm a newbie at this so please excuse my question........

 

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:57 AM

Looking good Jacques! Pods are coming along very nicely, and plenty of them by the looks of it!

 

I predict your season being Killer! :onfire:


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