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#1 beerbreath81

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:13 PM

Time to get this glog going, I actually started growing from seed Jan 22. Most of my seeds this year came from TexasHotPeppers...so big thanks to Garth. I did have some from my usual vendors (Tradewinds and Baker Creek).

 

I used a mix of Promix and Coco Coir for growing medium and my germ rates were really good everything has come up except for Golden Greek Pepperoncini. Wont be long and these will be ready for new pots.

 

Not much to look at right now but here's a few pics leading up to present

 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:50 PM

Looking good....did you get those golden pepperoncini from thp?.

I have been growing stavros for a few yrs now for pickling....just might have to look into some golden.

Looking good so far, good luck this season.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:10 PM

Very nice....Little Army. :dance:


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:10 PM

Yer off to a great start 'Tonio... wishing you the best in '18. :thumbsup:


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:54 PM

+1 on #4.

 

Knock em dead buddy!


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:14 PM

Looking great here bud, good luck to ya!

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:45 PM

Looking very good! ;)


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:22 PM

Thanks everyone!! Just thinned the heard last to leave one per cell.

 

Looking good....did you get those golden pepperoncini from thp?.

I have been growing stavros for a few yrs now for pickling....just might have to look into some golden.

Looking good so far, good luck this season.

 

Masher

I think I got the GG from tradewinds a year or two ago, they are pretty common around here and can find easy in the local stores, I haven't grown the Stavros yet

 

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 02:25 PM

Got them replanted this past weekend, stayed with the promix and coco coir mix and added little earthworm castings in.

 

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 03:52 AM

Really neat set up. Looking really awesome - all the best for your grow :dance:


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:07 AM

Plants suffered an overwatering issue recently but are making a comeback, here's how they looked before overwatering. Also working on putting in a drip system for all the trees, bushes, grapes and the garden got roughly 1000ft of trench dug yesterday and some of the drip tubing ran. Hope to finish this week. The garden soil is looking good and soon will be ready for the plants to get in the ground. Will be putting up a windscreen this year hopefully it will make a difference.

 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:27 PM

I see you're having fun in the dirt Anthony, gotta love....I do ;)


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:52 PM

Finally finished with the drip system to all the trees/bushes/garden etc. Had some weather issues that slowed me down, so glad to have it finished.

 

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Got the garden all tilled up over the weekend

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...and weed barrier in

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...and drip system installed

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...and windbreak fence put up

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got the first 4 rows planted, beans/peas//zucchini/onions/cucumbers/melons, peppers will go in this weekend got them up from the basement and on the kitchen table.

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:45 PM

Looking good Anthony!

 

That wind protection looks great, and it should serve you well.

 

Good luck!


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Posted 27 July 2018 - 11:10 AM

figure ill throw in an update, man I have really neglected this glog this year. It been a busy summer for sure, with the boys in sports, working 10 hr shifts, 6 days a week, and keeping up on the garden. We were able to slip away for a couple weeks in June, the wife and I visited Aruba. Very beautiful island, we had a lot of fun snorkeling, diving and horseback riding. Can't wait to return. Anyways back o the update....things have been going really good for me this year, the dirt work has finally paid off, all the manure, cover crops and the leaves that have been added over the last couple years (thanks catherinew). The windbreak has held up pretty good, I think I'll only be able o get another year out of it though, so may need to look into alternatives. The wind has torn the grommets off and ive had to retie a few times, but having it up really helped the beginning part of the grow when the plants were smaller. Now they are getting big, loaded with peppers and im in the middle of getting them supported. The past few weeks the zucchini have been overloading us, we have three plants and are picking three a day. I've managed to make a few jars of zucchini pickles but will be making much more I think, gave a lot of it away top the neighbors too. The annums are producing now and so ive canned some wax peppers and pepperoncini too. The wifes garden up near the house is doing really well too, she added rabbit poo through the winter months and I think it has paid off, she planted a bunch of potatoes and pumpkins which are doing good. This past week we have some help watering the gardens its rained nearly every day but luckly no hail. Here are a few pictures of the garden.

 

This was at the end of June after returning from vacation, and after weeding. The weeds under the barrier frew so much that it was pushing the weed barrier up and got my drip hoses all offline. We lost some plants due to lack of water.

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This was the first haul from the garden, around July 10th

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Got em canned up right away

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Here is the wifes garden near the house taken mid july

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Here is the main garden near mid july

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here is another bit of goodies taken july 20th

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this is from last night

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Hope everyone's grow is doing well, thanks for stopping by.

 

 



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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:58 AM

Pickles-- :party:

 

Local farm had a sale on pickling cucumbers about a month ago 24 bucks for a bushel. So figured it be about time to restock the pickles.

 

Brine--

3 cups water

1 cup cider vinegar

1/8 cup pickling salt

optional--1/8 tsp tumeric

 

Adders--

1-2 heads of fresh dill

few dried arbol peppers

few shakes of dill seed, mustard seed

pinch of whole cloves

couple garlic cloves

couple grape leaves

optional---(teaspoon or so of carolina reaper/ghost pepper puree)

 

you can find the mash here for pretty cheap, very tasty stuff--

https://www.pepperex...na-reaper-mash/

https://www.pepperex...ia-pepper-mash/

 

process in waterbath for 10-12 min set to cool store for at least one month and enjoy

 

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 02:00 PM

I'm making some pickles right now. My recipe that ive been usi g is 2 and a quarter cups each of vinegar and water and 2 tablespoons of salt. Maybe I could cut the vinegar down some huh?

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 04:55 PM

Nice work Anthony!

 

 


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#19 beerbreath81

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 05:29 PM

I'm making some pickles right now. My recipe that ive been usi g is 2 and a quarter cups each of vinegar and water and 2 tablespoons of salt. Maybe I could cut the vinegar down some huh?

I believe it is personal preference, if you like em stick with it. :D

 

Nice work Anthony!

 

 

thanks Scott, finally a good year. Ive been very happy with the turnout this year and still see some improvements that could be made for next year

 

 

Here is some pics from last weekend--

 

Potatoes are starting to come in this was from only 7 plants the wife planted 24 so I got some more digging to do very soon. Super happy on the celery :party:

 

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decided to use them right away

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next day I spent time picking peppers......and canning of course. I tried something new here on the brine I did 14cups water 18 cups distilled vinegar a heaping 1/4 cup pickling salt and sprinkled in a little ball premade mix for kosher dill pickles and some turmeric for color. the brine was AWESOME

 

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 06:33 PM

Wow, a ton of work there!

 

In what way do you use all the pickled peppers 'yall put up?


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