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#61 keybrdkid

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 05:49 PM

new acqusitions: Big Zac Tomatoes in Rock wool

 

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Better Boy Hybrid / Beefmaster I forget

 

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Cherokee Purple properly pruned

 

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Cherokee Purple

 

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Pruning down Judy's Peppers. I can already feel the heat. 

 

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Trying to root some specially pruned Devil's Brain and Aji Melocoton in water (no rooting hormone.)

 

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Tomato growth offshoot clippings rooted very well. Now they need some height, but are already producing mini tomatoes.

 

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Last but not least, Moon flower vines finally decided to open

 

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:32 PM

Speak of the Devil....  it is alive!

 

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Is it alive...? I think it is. A cutting of Cherokee purple that needs to root. Had great success so far at rooting them.

 

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:07 PM

I'm happy everything seems to be going well for you!! Cheers to your continued success.



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Posted 28 April 2018 - 05:38 PM

Garden updates

 

New acquisitions:  Large Malaysian Tabasco Pepper and the elusive NAR pepper. Both from Judy at PepperLover.com

 

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To the grower go the spoils - Cherokee Purple Tomato

 

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Judy's "Devil's Brain (PL)" looking fierce!

 

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ouch time. Devil's Brain looking gnarly. pods anyone.

 

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Aji Melocoton putting out peppers finally

 

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got my first rooted cutting! (may or may not be this one.) But that being said, this one was in water for two weeks and decided to put forth a pepper.. XD lol.

 

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My "Praying Hands" Banana finally decided to fruit after several years. Could be all the extra garden fertilizer helped.

 

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White wonder tomato getting larger

 

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Your eyes do not deceive you. These urban grown tomato plants are taller than a shadow board fence. Need a taller trellis XD.  

 

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More to come!



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Posted 28 April 2018 - 06:15 PM

I love all your grows man.. Looking good. How many banana plants do you have growing right now?

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 08:30 PM

I love all your grows man.. Looking good. How many banana plants do you have growing right now?

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about 6 or 7 I'd say. I'd have to count. I've got plenty extras if you want a spare or two or three. Not that cheap to ship and not sure how they'd do up north, but I've shipped plants before to people who've wanted them. heh. Just have to find a big enough box. 

 

I think... my Goldfinger banana is about to fruit. It's showing signs of wanting to,  but i'm not sure its there yet. I'll know soon enough if it puts out a short leaf. That's the easiest way to tell its going to fruit. For some reason all bananas do this, not sure why. But a leaf that normally would be 6 ft long on a tall banana plant ends up being more like 2 ft. Then the next thing to come out is the flower which holds the bananas as you see above.

 

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P.S: Anyone growing NAR Pepper? I search the THP forum and found nothing. Its a new variety of Judy's for 2018, so I wonder who else is growing it. There is no description on Judy's website for this one. This picture however shows it looking pretty mean. Kind've like a flattened tongue with bumps ect. Wonder what it would eventually be like. All of Judy's peppers are pure evil... tehehe. sorry I borrowed your product name Salsa Lady. 



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 12:31 PM

one of my long term project plants I'd forgotten about decided to put forth some effort today. 

 

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 12:34 PM

Pretty flower, What's that?

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 10:00 PM

Pretty flower, What's that?

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I forget the exact name. I "think" its an amaryllis. not sure though.

 

I planted several varieties, but this is the only one that has actually flowered, to my knowledge. I try to pick up rare and unusual things.

 

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 10:34 AM

Cherokee Purple Tomato

 

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Today's harvest. One of these things does not belong... 

 

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my Praying Hands banana putting out the characteristic fused hands

 

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Do I spy a Goldfinger banana flowering?

 

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White Wonder tomato getting larger

 

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how big will it get?

 

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FoongusAmoongus (My wild puff ball colony.)

 

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Strawberry plants getting larger. Need to pick those flowers off.

 

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New Dragonfruit growth

 

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 New caterpillar species to my yard I can't yet identify. Closest approximation I could get was a 'Spinx Moth.' But it likes to eat vines, specifically my morning glories.

 

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:28 PM

I loved all this thread and the pics are cool....been thinking about starting hydro myself for the same reasons here in SE FL. Besides bugs and heat I'm also contending with Iguanas now. Keep up the good work :)



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Posted 28 May 2018 - 11:55 AM

I loved all this thread and the pics are cool....been thinking about starting hydro myself for the same reasons here in SE FL. Besides bugs and heat I'm also contending with Iguanas now. Keep up the good work :)

 

We have these Cuban Anoles instead of iguanas. But same problem relatively speaking..

 

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 12:08 PM

Reposting this from another thread, at your request:

 

First off, your avatar says that you live in Florida. And that being so, you've got it tough. What many of the other growers on the forum don't understand, and probably never will unless they've grown here, is that growing here is TOUGH. We have some unique growing challenges. The mostly sand soil, which has no tilth, the extreme humidity and UV, and let's not even getting started on the pests. (multiple times more bugs per square block than the entire population of Earth)
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Why do I mention that? Because there is absolutely no substitute for OPTIMAL CONDITIONS. Unfortunately, we don't have that. But, there are some things we can do to help.
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After reading some other member posts as of late, and especially those with similar climates, I'm beginning to see some value in shade cloth. As I've said a lot lately, if you're planted out in containers, the number one thing you can do, is keep your roots cool. Insulate the containers. If you're in soil, lots and lots of mulch. Mulching is a never-ending saga for the serious gardener, by the way. Next, make AACT with substances that have plant growth hormones. (start simple with things like alfalfa, work up to the more exotic) But in any case, don't do the heavy lifting with nutrients. That's just the building blocks of plant food.

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 12:12 PM

Update:

 

My dragonfruit put out its first flower. 

 

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Raja Puri fruiting

 

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I think tomato season is over for me, at least until I figure out what is killing my plants. And insert snail removal advice here X)....

 

Big Zac Tomatoes still alive for the moment, but showing signs of unknown stress.

 

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Aji anyone?

 

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Some fresh Devil's Brain (PL). 

 

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Topped Aji's ripening

 

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Topped Devil's Brain (PL)

 

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 My indoor NAR pepper and Large Malaysian Tabasco weren't doing well for some reason, so I had to plant out earlier than I wanted to. And of course we then got a week or so of rain and a tropical storm. ;). Still alive though.

 

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Large Malaysian Tabasco

 

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Praying hands bananas

 

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Last but not least, when I wasn't looking my strawberries decided to fruit. A bit acidic tasting. Any ideas on increasing fruit sweetness?

 

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 08:14 PM

can someone explain to me briefly what might cause this occurrence in my pepper? This is the only plant I have that is exhibiting this symptom, but i have several of the same variety that are only just getting to this stage.

 

This is a peach Aji. There shouldn't be any purple in it, since I have no purple varieties. I only have two theories to work with. One is that the plant got over stressed somehow, and produced this coloration. It was a re-root that I cut off the main plant and put in water for a few weeks. Not much nutrients happening during this time. The other theory is that at some point prior to my possessing the seeds it got cross bred with a plant that produced this trait.  Normally I don't have much luck producing purple or chocolate anything. I almost always get red orange or yellow. 

 

thoughts?
 

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:43 PM

can someone explain to me briefly what might cause this occurrence in my pepper? This is the only plant I have that is exhibiting this symptom, but i have several of the same variety that are only just getting to this stage.
 
This is a peach Aji. There shouldn't be any purple in it, since I have no purple varieties. I only have two theories to work with. One is that the plant got over stressed somehow, and produced this coloration. It was a re-root that I cut off the main plant and put in water for a few weeks. Not much nutrients happening during this time. The other theory is that at some point prior to my possessing the seeds it got cross bred with a plant that produced this trait.  Normally I don't have much luck producing purple or chocolate anything. I almost always get red orange or yellow. 
 
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 02:53 PM

Welp, Hurricane Irma knocked down my back fence, and I've been putting off effecting repairs on said fence. But for the past week I've been digging holes and pouring at least 130 kilos of concrete. So unfortunately, some (if not all) of my peppers and two of my most valuable banana plants had to go to Landfill heaven so I can repair the fence before this year's hurricane season. I haven't dug up the peppers yet, but seeing as I have no room for them in the yard, I can't save them all. Might be able to keep two if I dig carefully. Trying to re-pot them will not end well. Historically I do not do well with potted plants. 

 

Here's what I harvested early:

 

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:22 PM

It's not going to hurt trying if they don't make it in the ground

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 08:08 PM

It's not going to hurt trying if they don't make it in the ground

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Yeah I actually did have to take them all out. There wasn't enough space to dig. I put in 9 fence posts. I had to remove 3 of my remaining banana species, but I couldn't part with my Pitogo quite yet, so I'm going to try to re-root a cor m. Not sure if it will take. But its just too rare to toss without trying imo. 

 

I also still have my NAR peppers and Large Malaysian Tabasco which survived the digging. So if they get bigger and survive the white flies might grow into something. We'll see.


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 07:46 PM

How's everything growing?

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