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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:28 AM

I have been making youtube videos documenting my growing this year - there is 29 of them to date, in this playlist. Any thoughts welcomed! Photo is my garden as of Wednesday, it was a hit on reddit.IMG_20180808_185809828_HDR (1).jpg



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:38 AM

Some background - More than 10 years ago, I had gotten some little thai chili plants and kept them in 4 or 6 inch pots, strung the peppers I picked up on a string above the fireplace and dried them, you know, but then I hadn't really done it for quite some time - this year was my first year getting back into it, and I actually made an effort to learn about what deficiencies I had, which fertilizers to use when and stuff, like you know just something to do. I find that kind of thing really recreational, to dive into something like that, ev, I taught myself how to make chainmail years ago and then I guess I stopped doing that, too. Anyways, it's potentially worth mentioning I've been depressed for a few years and I'm just kind of getting back into the swing of things, getting back into college - going to graduate in the spring, and well anyways this has been a really gratifying experience for me that I've found builds a lot of confidence and general motivation in my life. Anyways, enjoy! My youtube videos are incredibly boring but it's cool to watch the plants develop.



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:51 AM

Welcome. You have a nice garden.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:01 AM

Welcome , good looking plants!


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:20 AM

hello  :hi:

 

and :welcome:


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:00 PM

Anyone that uses Tidy Cat pales is ok in my book. :D



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:32 PM

Great looking plants!  What are you going to do with all the peppers?


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:07 PM

Great looking plants!  What are you going to do with all the peppers?

I've been selling them at the local farmers market - I'm in contact with a guy who makes salsa, I'm getting 3.50 a pound for habs and thais and 10 a pound for my superhots.  I've been having a really good time and it's not all the time you get a hobby that pays for itself lol

 

Total harvest this year is about 14 pounds, so far. Of that, I've sold about a little under 6 pounds for $23. Got about 5 and a half pounds ready to go in the morning, looking to get 25 bucks for it. We should have at least another month before the first frost so I'm hoping to at least hit 30 pounds, which honestly should be really easy. I'll try to update this again when I can with some pictures and a listing of all the different varieties. 

 

In addition to that, I'm collecting data when I harvest and I'm going to do some graphs to show off how strains produced relative to one another, over the course of the season. The data consists of entries of date, pepper type, count and weight, just the basics. Anyways, that'll just be a spreadsheet, right now I'm keeping it in a little journal. Going to graph some data on sales, too. Not hard to figure up things like running average cost per pound sold, also peppers per pound for each type, so that should be some cool stuff to visualize.

 

I want to say I have an addictive personality or something but I need something that occupies my mind to a degree that's more than a lot of people want to hear about. Anyways, that's what communities like this on the internet are for, sheeit


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:49 PM

Anyone that uses Tidy Cat pales is ok in my book. :D

Haha - I'll use whatever makes a good container - Got a bunch of holes drilled around the bottom 3 or 4 inches of the pot and on the bottom. You can't really see in that picture, but you can in the one I've attached on this post, but there's these clear racks? Anyways, I picked up 5 of them for $12 at an Elder Beerman that was closing and they were literally gutting the place, selling shelves, racks, whatever the hell - these things were quarter-inch-thick acrylic that had been notched and bent so it makes like a table, right, they used them for perfume displays, I think? Well, they're great to keep stuff off the ground, anyways.

 

Great to recycle, I mean that's pure 'one man's trash' kind of stuff right there. When I got those black pots, I spent right around $50 for 20 of them, and they are not great pots. Like honestly I'm a lot more pleased with the amount of space for roots that I've got in the storage bins, plus lots of surface area to drill holes in, strong enough plastic to hold up, just all around good for the purpose - those are recycled from when the students move out in my town. That's kind of a complicated story, but basically we have sort of a tidal population with the students and twice a year large amounts of perfectly good living goods are tossed out, most of it's soaked in beer and really gross, but there's a lot of these 14-25 gallon bins clean and usable if you know where to look around the residential areas around moveout (read: driving really slow around vacant slums looking through people's trash for a few days because pickup takes takes all of about a week).

 

I live in a really great area, 3rd poorest county in the state, last count I heard. The college is a really unhealthy participant in the community, and heroin and opiates are an issue in the area. Fun story on that, I was at an Arbys at the drivethrough earlier this afternoon 'oh yeah I'll get a coke float that sounds nice, all done here on a sunny Friday' well what do my wondering eyes do appear but one of the employees crouched behind his 95 Accord shooting up, then he pops up and has this leer to him like he wants to fight someone like damn I'm really fixing to leave here as soon as I can, graduating from college with a Batchelors in Computer Engineering (read: Computer Science + Electrical Engineering) in the Spring and I'm looking forward to looking at opportunities in that field. I've really been enjoying my growing experience this year and it's gotten me thinking about how all I ever wanted to be when I was a kid was a farmer, I was really into tractors and tractor pulls, idk, it's a lot to sort through in this modern world, figuring out what is important to you and how you want to try to make your living.

 

Sorry - that turned into a longer reply than probably neccesary. Thanks for checking out my garden! PeaceIMG_20180810_163615350_HDR.jpg



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:58 PM

Welcome. You have a nice garden.

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Welcome , good looking plants!

 

 

hello  :hi:

 

and :welcome:

 

 

Thanks guys - I appreciate you checking out my garden! May life bring you the best there is on offer. Peace to you and yours  :dance:



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:58 PM

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 05:18 PM

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This is the garden this afternoon - I've also got a new video showing off the ripe peppers. Hope everyone's plants are doing well.



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 05:17 AM

Nice video and peppers.


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:02 PM

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Got probably 10 or 15 pounds to pick after I got back from vacation.



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Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:11 PM

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