Because I live in a HOT climate! Temps in the upper 90's and 100's for most of the year, and a few sudden drops to the 40's for a few days scattered in. And wind is a constant! It's tough to grow sensitive plants here, but I've never backed down from a challenge! I should have sown 2 months ago, but life was busy. I had 4 red rocotos started, but one day they were all dead for some reason Anyway, here's to a new growing season!!
Last year was great, tons of peppers were turned into powders and mashes to last me until next winter. This year I'm trying new peppers that I haven't grown before.
2 house strains from my buddy, "Feltmann Smooth" and "Feltmann Wrinkled"
The rocotos will be indoors most of the year, I just want to see if I can actually grow one. I'm interested in the Aribibi and I've never grown a bubblegum variety before.
The ones from my buddy are a crapshoot to see what they'll be like. He's been growing for 10 years after I gave him a variety of seeds. Every year since he's kept seeds from his favorite plants, or plant and grows them the next year. Of course he says that he can't figure out why they're always different every year I was at his house and was really impressed by 2, so I kept the seeds. They were red, super hot, and fruity. The only difference was the appearance, one was smooth and the other was wrinkled. I named them for him, Feltmann the Felt-nator!!
Seeds were put in water yesterday evening, sown into Solo cups this evening.
We are underway!