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The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards ACCEPTING ENTRIES!

Guatemalan Insanity Pepper

Member Since 01 May 2015
Online Last Active Today, 01:12 AM

#1510638 t0mato's trials

Posted by Guatemalan Insanity Pepper on Today, 12:13 AM

Boom!     :drooling:  :drooling:  :drooling: 




#1510621 Sandwich of the Month

Posted by Guatemalan Insanity Pepper on Yesterday, 08:56 PM

LMAO  @ serving size 

 

who eats only 1/3 of a pickle !?




#1510620 Sandwich of the Month

Posted by Guatemalan Insanity Pepper on Yesterday, 08:55 PM

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#1510616 Sandwich of the Month

Posted by Guatemalan Insanity Pepper on Yesterday, 08:51 PM

nope




#1510611 Sandwich of the Month

Posted by Guatemalan Insanity Pepper on Yesterday, 08:29 PM

Real brine fermented pickles YES!

sooooo good i had to cut myself off :lol:

 

only two left and the wife bought them this morning :D




#1510605 Sandwich of the Month

Posted by Guatemalan Insanity Pepper on Yesterday, 08:19 PM

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#1510433 Burgers? Hell Yeah!!

Posted by Guatemalan Insanity Pepper on 10 December 2017 - 10:35 PM

DRULE  :drooling:  :drooling:  :drooling:




#1510373 BREAKFAST!!!

Posted by Guatemalan Insanity Pepper on 10 December 2017 - 07:42 PM

Simple and satisfying french toast

 

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yum  :drooling:  looks fantastic 

but, :think: 

 

where's the spice ?

:)




#1510277 hot sauce for meat

Posted by Guatemalan Insanity Pepper on 10 December 2017 - 04:15 PM

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#1510238 G.I.P.'s 2017 "oh HAIL no" Glog

Posted by Guatemalan Insanity Pepper on 10 December 2017 - 02:47 PM

Awesome update, but I've gotta ask, how (if at all) are you containing them indoors? :shocked:

LMAO  :rofl:  :rofl:

 

there is no way she would let me do this "indoors"  :rofl:

 

my overwinters are in the back of the Garage  is has natural gas heating in the shop in the back.

the back half is separated from the front, it used to be a woodshop and i've divided the shop with pandaplastic using up only half of that space and creating a much smaller "room" to have to heat up for the plants. 

 

sadly the ladybugs eventually die when they have no aphids left to eat and need to be swept up  :(
simple enough to do in an enclosed space with a concrete floor.  (i could also see them working very well in a growtent or even a small greenhouse)

I still prefer this method to stronger insecticides. I got most of them with the azamax before bringing the plants in.

Aphids are pretty difficult to completely eliminate naturally indoors, though the ladybugs were very efficient in this closed space last year.

I even found some ladybug eggs and ladybug larvae on my plants not long after i unleashed them on the aphids last year  :hell:

 

i'm hoping that these ladybugs, a $16 investment into getting rid of the aphids will be worth it. 

 

my wife is very nice at letting me just do my thing when it comes to my :crazy: pepper hobby/obsession 

she even tries to get involved, though i know she doesn't care about all the different kinds like i do :lol:

but, i'm pretty sure she would be very unhappy if i let 3,000 ladybugs go in the house. LMAO

the kitty would prob love it though  :rofl:




#1510192 G.I.P.'s 2017 "oh HAIL no" Glog

Posted by Guatemalan Insanity Pepper on 10 December 2017 - 11:57 AM

Update:

 

well the plants are mostly doing good, but it seems i got some aphids anyway so it's time for the backup plan Ladybugs 

 

take the dormant lady bugs out of the refrigerator and leave on the plant table for an hour and they are active and ready to go 

 

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3,000 Ladybugs

 

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apply (dump some out) ladybugs to affected plants then apply remaining ladybugs to the other plants 

 

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you get some bugs, and you get some bugs, everybody gets ladybugs!

 

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a few minutes later these bugs that looked dead in the refrigerator are  now actively searching for food :)

 

and now what i am most excited to show you in this update...

 

 

 

 

 

 

there is still snow from the last snowfall outside, and the wife insisted on taking a pic of the harvest in the snow :)

so i give you...

 

 

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December 10th in Minnesnowta harvest  :dance:  :dance:

 

 

even my mother in-law is getting excited about peppers  :rolleyes:  sort of 

 

she cut open a bell pepper the other day and thought it looked angry  :lol: so she sent me this pic 

 

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:lol:

 

 

 

 

updates will continue to be slow and infrequent as there is not much to update, unless anyone wants to see my Amaryllis' growing ?

They are all growing quickly under the T5's and should be blooming before the end of January :)

The christmas cactus is in bloom, and the bonchi are still doing well 

 

 

 

thanks for stopping by and checking out my glog.

 

:cheers:




#1510140 Congratulations Caroline Reaper: You are Main Stream

Posted by Guatemalan Insanity Pepper on 10 December 2017 - 08:24 AM

If you like chainsaws, you talk to a lumberjack... if you want to talk peppers you are in the right spot.

 

Baker Creek??? isn't that the one guy...

 

 

 

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds - https://www.rareseeds.com/

 

But ye, somewhere in the back of my mind I seem to remember a Bakers Creek that specialized in peppers.  This is going to bug me until I figure it out or someone tells me.

Baker Creek (Rareseeds.com) is not the same as Bakerspeppers

 

 

 

Baker Creek (rareseeds.com) :  https://www.bbb.org/...sfield-mo-19833

  5 out of 5 stars 

 

 

BakersPeppers :  https://www.bbb.org/...kes-fl-90215775

1.25 out of 5 stars 

 

I have personally ordered from rareseeds.com and i can only say that they shipped quickly and accurately and included some bonus tomato seeds (black Vernissage)

this will be my first year growing out seeds from them. 

 

I have not, and will not, order from BakersPeppers.




#1509776 t0mato's trials

Posted by Guatemalan Insanity Pepper on 08 December 2017 - 01:19 PM

now i'm hungry 

or maybe i was already hungry :D

but now i want some smokey BBQ anything  with a side of pickles  :drooling:




#1509740 Ground Cherries? Peepers or Tomato

Posted by Guatemalan Insanity Pepper on 08 December 2017 - 09:45 AM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalis

 

 

 




#1509119 hello from Isla Margarita (Venezuela)

Posted by Guatemalan Insanity Pepper on 05 December 2017 - 08:53 AM

:welcome: