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#1 violentglitter

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:29 AM

Hello all,

 

I've been a lurker around here for nearly a year, and figured it is about time I registered.

I found you all around the beginning of the year when my oldest son (9 then, now 10) wanted to start a garden. I decided I like salsas and can never quite have enough heat in store-bought stuff, I'll grow peppers as "my" part of the garden. I refused to make an investment that was likely to go nowhere, and we grew different seeds from the 4/$1 section. I held no expectations. We only had a 22'x22' back yard to grow in, and most of it was taken up by a 16' pool.

 

Something about seeing those seedlings pop up had me hooked. Suddenly I had about a dozen ice cube trays with holes drilled, a mega pack of solo cups, and 40ish baby pepper plants, and wanted to give them their best chance. I came here for ideas, and became obsessed with comparing my progress (with reason, again 4/$1 seeds in mediocre at best growing conditions) to those in the Glog section, and seeing what I have to look forward to.

 

This seems like an amazing community with a lot of amazing people and good humor. I look forward to joining in on the fun this year with my somewhat more serious attempt number 2. I am a complete newbie to growing as well as the varieties of peppers. I have a near-zero budget, but now live on 4 acres, with about a quarter acre separately fenced and completely unused that is screaming to become my grow space. My husband asked me not to grow anything hotter than a habanero in case our smaller kids decided to "be like mommy" and tried to eat a pod, but having that fenced space may will be my excuse to adventure into hotter territory.

 

Sorry for being long-winded, but again, hello!

 



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:37 AM

:welcome:



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:37 AM

This seems like an amazing community with a lot of amazing people and good humor.

 

:rofl: :D yup!



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:38 AM

Welcome to the Forum !

Looking forward to your glog :)



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:53 AM

:welcome: !



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:55 AM

Hello and welcome to this great forum.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:05 AM

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:43 AM

Howdy howdy. Welcome to the gang!

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:48 AM

Welcome. And tell your husband not to worry the little one won't do that more then once. Can't wait to see your glog.



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 12:18 PM

Welcome!!!!!

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:33 PM

Hello and welcome

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 05:26 PM

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#13 Student of Spice

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 05:52 PM

Hello and Welcome!  :welcome:

What part of north/central florida are you from if you don't mind me asking?

Your pepper looks fine by the way.


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 07:13 PM

:welcome: 


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:05 PM

Welcome from another North-Central Florida Peppermaniac!  Here's to a short winter!

 

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#16 violentglitter

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:21 AM

Thanks everyone!

 

I am on the southern end of Lake City, exactly halfway between Lake City and Fort White.

 

Chorizo, like most of us in Lake City/Fort White, we end up in Gainesville quite a bit, if you know of any great places to get hot products or seed locally, I'd be glad to check it out!



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:11 PM

Thanks everyone!

 

I am on the southern end of Lake City, exactly halfway between Lake City and Fort White.

 

Chorizo, like most of us in Lake City/Fort White, we end up in Gainesville quite a bit, if you know of any great places to get hot products or seed locally, I'd be glad to check it out!

 

Locally, there isn't much in the way of seeds like you can find off from this website. 

 

There are a several pepper themed festivals that go on down here through out the year though which can be a start,

and this coming year March 10-11, 2018 there is the Marion County Master Gardners Spring festival (Ocala) which is pretty nice as for getting a really nice selection of plants, and I have noticed over the past couple years an increase in the different types of chili's they offer. 

I will go just to see the many different plants and pick up different non chili plants. You would best be served starting your own plants from some of our reputable vendors and members here.  


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#18 violentglitter

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 09:05 PM

Thanks, I might have to check it out!



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 04:54 PM

Thanks everyone!

 

I am on the southern end of Lake City, exactly halfway between Lake City and Fort White.

 

Chorizo, like most of us in Lake City/Fort White, we end up in Gainesville quite a bit, if you know of any great places to get hot products or seed locally, I'd be glad to check it out!

 

I have found Jamaican Scotch Bonnett peppers at Wards.  Sometimes they have plants outside, but they appeared to be mild.  I have several sproutlings started, trying to over-winter them, as well as some other varieties not so hot.  Not sure of any seedling sources, but I do have some seeds from a Red Bhut that I could give you.  I don't see a need to have 20+ of those in my yard.....  PM me and you can come by the next time you are in town.



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Posted 24 December 2017 - 12:13 PM

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