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#41 karoo

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 02:03 AM

Looks like a good start there. Plants look good.

Thank you , I have to beat the mid summer and get a few pods in before it gets to hot .

 

Looking gooood!

 

Makes me want to start some seeds ;)

I always want to germinate something .  :P


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#42 karoo

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 03:04 AM

Severely neglected Glog , time for update 

 

Growing edibles for the family and general kitchen use:

- Brown Bell peppers

- Jimmy Nardello

- Pimiento de padron

- Jalapenos

- Biker Billy Jalapenos

 

Baccatums because I love them as snacks:

- Aji Amarillo

- Aji Colorado

- Sugar rush peach round

- Bubba

- Malawi Piquant

- Aji Cito

 

And then some for drying and sauces

- Guajillo

- Large red Yhai

- Peach Bhut Jolokia

- Madagascar Pili Pili , Peri Peri  or African Birds Eye , Very small type

 

The Aji Amarillo is getting BIG.

Raised beds.

  

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 03:12 AM

Aji Amarillo , thanks to our Kiwi friend KAOS.  

 

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My other covered grow area with sunken containers to keep the roots cool.

 

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 05:33 PM

Plants look good and healthy, especially the sunken containers

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 05:49 PM

What kind of temps are normal for you Karoo when winter eventually rears its head in SA?? You are obviously on the other end of that right now but was just curious how you folks in SA make out as well how long of a growing season on average is expected?

 

And everything looks fantastic btw very jelly!!


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 12:52 AM

Plants look good and healthy, especially the sunken containers

Thank you.
Sunken containers have been very successful. Big enough, keeps water longer than just in soil, keeps roots cool and under shade net.

From L T R. New Aji Cito growdown, overwintered Aji Colorado, Sugar Rush peach round and Bubba.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 01:07 AM

What kind of temps are normal for you Karoo when winter eventually rears its head in SA?? You are obviously on the other end of that right now but was just curious how you folks in SA make out as well how long of a growing season on average is expected?
 
And everything looks fantastic btw very jelly!!

SA is quite big and diverse.
From semi tropical rainy areas with sugarcane and pineapples to deserts and semi deserts.
A large coastal area, but about half the country on an inland plato that is above 1800m above sea level.

Where I live, semi desert, with 4 months of brutal summers and about 3 months of mild winter with frosty mornings and mild sunny days.

Season till mid May. This past winter, we had a lot of frost, but no hard freeze, so my plants under netting that I just left to die, survived.

Now I call them Overwintered, as if I did anything.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 05:41 AM

I started to experiment on my plants about two months ago with my own sheep droppings and compost tea. The Aji Amarillo really took off. At the moment they are 120 cm high and about 50 cm wide each , with huge leaves and strong thick stems , BUT just 2 pods on the 4 plants and no flowers or new pods .

 

Good example of Nitrogen overload! But still impressive growth.

 

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Guajillo , seeds a friend brought from Mexico , my favourite pepper for drying whole .

 

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Pimiento de Padron, just a good everyday eating pepper.

 

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:51 PM

Looks like you have some great plants coming along, Jacques!

Watch out for the Aji Amarillo - they are monster plants! 


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 07:06 PM

Well done buddy!


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Posted 21 November 2018 - 04:15 AM

Looks like you have some great plants coming along, Jacques!

Watch out for the Aji Amarillo - they are monster plants! 

 

The Aji Amarillo's  have been fantastic . I have 4 plants and all are huge ! The biggest plant for age , stems , flowers or leaves I've ever seen. They flowered early on and set four pods in total under lights inside , but have not flowered since moving outside , just crazy vegetative growth.

 

 

Well done buddy!

 

Thank you , season off to a good start . Enough old favourites and some new peppers to look forward to.


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 02:02 AM

Just a garden update.

Both covered areas , raised beds and sunken containers.

 

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 08:37 AM

Looking good there. I see you have your bird protection in place. I can keep an eye on your grow while I wait out my off season.

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 08:53 AM

Looking good there. I see you have your bird protection in place. I can keep an eye on your grow while I wait out my off season.

 

 

40% shade net . Bird protection and sun protection.

We have birds that can finish a Trinidad Scorpion on it's own and they come in big flocks.

I've lost a whole harvest in one day. 

 

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 11:30 AM

 
 
40% shade net . Bird protection and sun protection.
We have birds that can finish a Trinidad Scorpion on it's own and they come in big flocks.
I've lost a whole harvest in one day. 
 
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Those are devils dressed in feathers!
We hate them here too. Peaches, chillies, tomatoes etc. Everything can disappear in a morning before sunrise...

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 01:19 PM

Just a garden update.
Both covered areas , raised beds and sunken containers.
 
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That looks so nice, you're really well set up! Plants are looking super happy too, wonderful to see while frost is settling in up here in the North ;)

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 01:58 PM

Just a garden update.

Both covered areas , raised beds and sunken containers.

I remember when you built those raised beds, Jacques.

It looks like they have worked very well for you, buddy!


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 01:56 AM

That looks so nice, you're really well set up! Plants are looking super happy too, wonderful to see while frost is settling in up here in the North ;)

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I remember when you built those raised beds, Jacques.

It looks like they have worked very well for you, buddy!

 

Thank you ,

I still remember the planning and building , but it is worth the trouble ten times over.

Good shade in the mid summer heat . Not one pepper lost to birds , where I lost whole plants to birds before . But most of all , very low need for watering . Our average rainfall 250 mm per year , last year 51 mm.


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 02:01 AM

Winter 2017.

 

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:49 AM

 
 
40% shade net . Bird protection and sun protection.
We have birds that can finish a Trinidad Scorpion on it's own and they come in big flocks.
I've lost a whole harvest in one day. 
 
Mousebirds
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Yikes those are some ugly birds


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