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The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards ACCEPTING ENTRIES!

AJ Drew

Member Since 13 Dec 2014
Online Last Active Today, 04:59 PM

#1506417 Ordered a cheap heating pad and light system

Posted by AJ Drew on Yesterday, 04:36 PM

Yes this is my first time with a mat.  I've started seeds inside for the last 2 years with no mat and a small 18 inch light I got from the hardware store.  I had about 40-50% germination rate, probably due to our house being about 70-72 during later winter/early spring.  Im hoping the mat will help out.

 

For saving money on equipment, have discovered they only need the extra heat to germinate.  Then you can move the tray and start another one germinating on the mat.




#1506155 Chimera pepper? Really interesting!

Posted by AJ Drew on 21 November 2017 - 10:00 AM

I am sure it is possible because it happens with animals.  Believe it or not, goat and sheep can create geep.  But it is incredibly rare. But if it is going to happen, it should be chocolate and white so we can call it a swirl.  I do not think it is hereditary or the goat sheep thing would be a fad.




#1506154 Ordered a cheap heating pad and light system

Posted by AJ Drew on 21 November 2017 - 09:53 AM

If you have ever grown from seed without a mat before, you are going to frigging love the difference it makes.




#1506152 Signup for the 2018 mega seed train!

Posted by AJ Drew on 21 November 2017 - 09:47 AM

SOS icon made me snort coffee.




#1506150 Primo released some new pepper seeds

Posted by AJ Drew on 21 November 2017 - 09:42 AM

Got my order in today.  He is using those plastic bubble wrap envelopes.  I forget the name, TVP or something like that.  Very professional packaging.  On the inside, a hand written thank you note.  Shipping was fast and professional.




#1505839 Primo released some new pepper seeds

Posted by AJ Drew on 19 November 2017 - 11:40 AM

Everything Guitarman said but more.  He mentioned some of the big time folk: "Duffy, Puckerbutt, Hippyseed etc".  No offense to these folk, but if we do not support start ups then the big time folk will be all there is.  This goes even more so for developers like Primo.  For the most part, what happens is a developer put tons of time and effort into creating something new, then the big time folk get ahold of it and start making money off it.  When ever possible, we should buy from the developer so they continue to develope..




#1505607 Signup for the 2018 mega seed train!

Posted by AJ Drew on 17 November 2017 - 06:11 PM

PS - Would be adding them anyway, nothing but a thing.




#1505606 Signup for the 2018 mega seed train!

Posted by AJ Drew on 17 November 2017 - 06:10 PM

If it will help the train get back on track,, I can mail a heck of a collection to where it fell off the tracks.  Then the person who did not get it can add his / hers to mine and put it back on the rails.




#1504385 Primo released some new pepper seeds

Posted by AJ Drew on 11 November 2017 - 02:34 AM

 Pretty good for 11 clams. Plus its Primo!!!!

 

EXACTAMUNDO!  I think it is like buying a new car vs. buying a used car.  Also, it doesnt matter if a person buys into the whole Reaper is a Primo thing, the fact is Primo was available first and tests as hot or hotter than the Carolina Reaper. So I figure the man got a raw deal.  Not saying it was deliberately dealt mind you, but he deserves our support.  More so now that he is going full ahead in the business.

OK, so maybe I am kind of sold on the guy.  He takes time to talk to the likes of me, so I am flattered.
 




#1504383 Soil Dired Out, Are Seeds Now Dead?

Posted by AJ Drew on 11 November 2017 - 02:21 AM

What Blackfatalii said about heat is even more so this time of the year.  Our house is probably 65 degrees on most nights.  For really special seeds, I use a chicken egg incubator at about 95 degrees.  Most others germinate in heated trays, kind of like using those mats. 

But gotta question why you dont just start again?  You only lost ten days.




#1504301 Primo released some new pepper seeds

Posted by AJ Drew on 10 November 2017 - 03:54 PM

Talked with Troy a month or so ago.  He has left university employment and is trying to make a 100% go of his pepper business.  I think his prices are very reasonable and wish him all the luck in the world.  Good man.  Great seed stock.  Amazing peppers.




#1504148 The Cayenne List

Posted by AJ Drew on 09 November 2017 - 05:51 PM

How many different variety of cayenne can we come up with.  Hopefully this will go over better than the jalapeno.  There I think we stalled at yellow.  Here goes.

Golden Cayenne




#1503831 Are pod sellers hostile or is it the whole internet?

Posted by AJ Drew on 07 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

Let's see these weird woods and Roman arrowheads!

 

I fold the arrow heads into other steel to form pattern welded steels, nothing to show when done other than pattern steel.  I do it so I can claim the thing was made with two thousand year old steel.  Its off season, but if I can find my wifes bodice dagger I will post it for you so you can see what I mean about weird woods.  I dont even remember what her hilt is made from, but it is frigging orange with swirls threw it.  Strangest wood I have ever seen.

The one that is really fun is bog oak.  Like the arrow heads when a knife is made of either I can claim it is older then Jesus Christ.  Stopped doing that because people got angry, but it was still fun when I did.  And true.
 




#1503825 A special Scotch bonnet? Or, just regular?

Posted by AJ Drew on 07 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

I am going with right but maybe not normal to be right.  Lots of people call lots of shapes Scotch Bonnets.  I think what you got there is the right shape. 




#1503721 Signup for the 2018 mega seed train!

Posted by AJ Drew on 06 November 2017 - 10:02 PM

The list with the check marks is cool