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Mulch around plants?

14 April 2018 - 05:38 PM

I was curious if anyone places mulch around their plants, either in the ground or in the pots. It gets really hot here in Texas and I have read people placing newspaper with hay/straw around the plants which helps reduce watering and stress on the plants. Anybody try it? My biggest worry is it creating a home for more insects but I am thinking about doing it this year. 



Happy Frog Potting soil

07 April 2018 - 02:42 PM

Hi everyone,


I normally buy Lucky Dog soil by Fox Farm but bought some Happy Frog instead because I just wanted to try something new. I am going to place some plants in it but was curious if I should add anything else to it or any other recommendation. I know this probably has been discussed a lot so I appreciate the help.



Holy Jolokia Ketchup

03 December 2017 - 05:03 PM

I'm kinda new here so not sure if this has been reviewed or not. But I recently ordered the Holy Jolokia Ketchup and it is very good and extremely hot (for me). $8 dollars per bottle and I believe it is well worth it. It has additional spices (cayenne, garlic, other spices) in it so its just not jolokia and ketchup. Very good stuff. It is sold at the New Mexico Chile Pepper institute website. 





Lucky Dog Soil

02 December 2017 - 02:06 PM

Hey ladies and gents, for anyone who uses the Fox Farm Lucky Dog soil you can get the 3.8 cubic feet for $30 per bag at Walmart.com with free shipping. This is a very good price! I have used this soil past 2 years with good results and it is normally $50-60 per bag here in San Antonio. Just a heads up. I ordered some for next year. 




Malformed leaves

13 May 2016 - 09:20 AM

Hi everyone,


This is my second year to be growing hot peppers and they were doing really well. However, they are getting some gnarly leaves now. I have my peppers in Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil, and I only try to water when the soil starts to get dry, however it has been raining some. I did have some aphids on them and I have sprayed Neem and pyrethrin at different times as well. The new leaves do not have any aphids or other bugs on them so I am not sure if I have a nutrient deficiency. Help would be truly appreciated. I also placed the fox farm tomato fertilizer as well when I mixed the soil. These are my ghost and trinidad scorpion peppers. 


My first time posting pics so please excuse my ignorance.


I'm trying to post pics using imgur but states not allowed in this community?

So I will try direct links, sorry everyone.