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#101 KAOS

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 02:38 AM

Great grow so far Karoo. I am always amazed at the rate of growth between posts. Keep it up.

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#102 karoo

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 05:42 AM

Great grow so far Karoo. I am always amazed at the rate of growth between posts. Keep it up.

Thank you KAOS ,

Compost , water , heat , baccatums ............. seems to be a good combination.

I have actually cut back half my plants after the first harvest to grow out again for a harvest in April.

 

 

I am proving to be my own worst enemy . I think it might be my own mislabeling during the chaotic germination times that led to my Aji Amarillo confusion, but now I have found my Aji Amarillo plant.

Only one , but I could only recognize it after the pods turned orange . I have too many red Aji's with the elongated pod shape , so I had to wait for colour.

 

Smaller Aji Amarillo pheno , but prolific. Will be back with plant pics and weigh in .


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Posted 20 January 2018 - 02:18 AM

​Yesterday was quite exciting , cutting back the overgrown plants and rediscovering other plants in my raised beds under the 40% shadenet . 

Note to self , plants in the raised beds/net grow 4 times larger than those in pots.

 

Flash back to 5 months ago , August 21 2017, it feels like yesterday.

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And one week later.

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and today,

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Thanx for watching , I hope it helps all of you living in the top half of the world through your winter.

Hang in there!

 

 

 


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#104 Trident chilli

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 03:36 AM

Great to see the photos of the Swiss Chocolate... a Matthew Arthur creation I believe .. never germinated for me but obviously loves South African rather than a damp British climate ... great beds and the wriggly tin worked well

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 04:11 AM

Great to see the photos of the Swiss Chocolate... a Matthew Arthur creation I believe .. never germinated for me but obviously loves South African rather than a damp British climate ... great beds and the wriggly tin worked well

Thank you,

those beds took years of over-planning and over-thinking to over-do in that way , to be over-grown like that.


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Posted 20 January 2018 - 02:08 PM

Yeah, Jacques, you are right - it's great to see a

summer season in full swing.

 

I remember you putting those beds together; I'm

glad they have turned out so well. I wonder if the

roots go all the way to the bottom of the beds?

 

:thumbsup: Good work - definitely an 'over'-achiever   :clap:


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#107 ThatBlondGuy101

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 06:19 PM

Your grow is OTT for sure! :rofl:

 

Great stuff, those plants are super happy! :party:


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 06:26 PM

Enjoyed your time lapse ;)

 

 


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 03:24 AM

Karoo buddy - well done on keeping them home fires burning! Amazing effort and great results :dance: :clap:


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:09 AM

Thank you 

 

Yeah, Jacques, you are right - it's great to see a

summer season in full swing.

 

I remember you putting those beds together; I'm

glad they have turned out so well. I wonder if the

roots go all the way to the bottom of the beds?

 

:thumbsup: Good work - definitely an 'over'-achiever   :clap:

 

 

Your grow is OTT for sure! :rofl:

 

Great stuff, those plants are super happy! :party:

 

 

Enjoyed your time lapse ;)

 

 

 

 

Karoo buddy - well done on keeping them home fires burning! Amazing effort and great results :dance: :clap:

 

I think I have found a good combination for my specific HOT and DRY climate.

 

40% shadenet and birdproofing.

Deep raised beds with plastic liner.

Enough water.

 

Today is 38 degrees C in the shade and they  show no signs of distress or wilting at all.

In pots and in the ground without shadenet , they would have been wilted till at least 5pm.

 

Just standing up straight , happy as can be , growing in the heat!

 

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#111 Masher

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:34 AM

Excellent grow...will be adding shade cloth later this yr as well.

Looks like a lot of pepper growers getting better results with it.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 03:04 AM

Early morning peppers for sauce.
F.l.t.r. All Baccatum . My cross Aji lemon x Malawi Piquant , Sugar rush peach , Aji Cito , according to those who know their stuff.

Sugar rush peach , highly recommend.
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 03:43 AM

Wow the aji x malawi looks amaaaaazing. How's the taste/ heat level

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:13 AM

Oooooohhh, that cross looks really nice and those other nice looking c.baccatum. :rolleyes:


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#115 karoo

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:53 AM

Thank you,
That cross is still f1 , so I will have to wait and see.
About three times as big as both parents.
Nice firm Baccatum flesh with a good mix of tastes.
Fortunately more Aji lemon heat.

Great grower and producer.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:07 PM

Looking good!

 

I'm impressed with the performance in this heat you have :dance:


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:07 AM

Looking good!

 

I'm impressed with the performance in this heat you have :dance:

The heat is quite intense , but should last till end Feb.

 

March to May should be milder and frost free . Those are the big harvest months.

 

Three things I have come to rely on.

Deep raised beds with plastic lining to hold water better.

Good soil . Almost 100% compost.

Shade net!


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:53 PM

Great looking baccatums! The Sugar Rush Peach looks particularly great!

 

Keep 'em coming! ;)


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:12 AM

:dance: Nice one Karoo - awesome looking chillies. Looks like it's going to be a bumper crop!


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:42 AM

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:dance: Nice one Karoo - awesome looking chillies. Looks like it's going to be a bumper crop!

 

 

Thanx Peri peri ,

 

getting lonely , flying the flag on my own here.

 

 

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