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#1554940 Show us your Plant Out 2018 Photos

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 22 May 2018 - 05:25 PM

Looks like you didn't have to move Jon! Good luck with this years grow!

#1554728 Show us your Plant Out 2018 Photos

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 21 May 2018 - 07:09 PM

We rebuild the rows alternately, every couple years.  First a layer of yard waste, sticks, tree limbs, grass, leaves, barn scrapings.  Then a layer of top soil.  Even whole tree branches are turned to dirt by the time of the next reset.  Not saying it is the best method in the world, but so far no sign of bad nourishment even with no chemical fertilizer.
Your turn.  How do you grow?

Ever heard of Lasagna Gardening? I used it for years and above sounds very close! Keep layering... leaves - grass clippings - weeds - potato peelings - wood ashes all good! Good Great growing season AJ!

#1554708 Bonnie Golden Ghost

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 21 May 2018 - 05:44 PM


Huh, it seems weird that they list it as an annuum. I'd think something with the ghost name and rated at 900k shu would definitely be chinense.

While  Johnny's Golden Ghost - annuum shows individual pods in pic Totally Tomatoes - Golden Ghost Hybrid Pepper - chinense shows them on the plant, sure does look like multiple fruit per node (See below.) but both sites list this as a cross so, Inheritance and transfer of multiple-flower character from Capsicum chinense into Capsicum annuum.....

"Although it is unlikely that the multiple-flower character can be transferred to C. annuum in its full intensity while maintaining a horticulturally-acceptable phenotype, it may be possible to breed varieties which produce an average of more than 1.5 flowers per node, a value 50% higher than existing C. annuum varieties."

Hope this helps! NECM

Sorry, forgot... After grow out, pix of mature fruit, would show annular constriction....
In addition, the fruit of habanero chillies usually have an annular constriction between the calyx and pedicel, see below.

What's a Habanero chilli?, Annular constriction between the calyx and pedicel

#1554314 Aji Lemondrop x Burning Bush Habanero (Baccatum x Chinense)

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 20 May 2018 - 08:51 AM


So certain types won't cross at all and others will cross once but not further like...a donkey?

Yes, sometimes a cross will not be fertile. It often happens with inter species crossing like what is being dealt with here. The F1 plant will germinate normally but will not produce seeds inside the fruit.


I've been following this thread and finally have something to contribute (Found this years ago.)!



Hope this helps!



#1553758 Looking to learn

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 17 May 2018 - 06:21 PM


#1553555 Fake Pepper X seeds missing

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 16 May 2018 - 05:10 PM

I understand that people get excited but if people would just clam up until their projects are actually complete, this sort of thing wouldn't happen.



How else will they make lotsa bucks from a few pepper seeds when released?




#1553543 Madame jannette x goronong seed Results ?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 16 May 2018 - 04:07 PM

To those that asked, the seeds went in the mail yesterday.


You're such a good.. Do-Bee-2.jpg ...JJR!

#1552973 First Time Pepper Grow

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 13 May 2018 - 07:32 PM

Besides the CalMag I have FoxFarm: Grow Big, Tiger Bloom, Big Bloom on hand.

In reviewing these, FoxFarm Grow Big ( 6 - 4 - 4 ), FoxFarm Tiger Bloom ( 2 - 8 - 4 0FoxFarm Big Bloom ( 0 - 0.5 - 0.7 ), I would use the Grow Big with a slight modification to their recommended application (You meet their criteria as to when, "Use Grow Big® early in the season when young plants need an extra boost. & Allow new plantings a few days to settle in,"), "then begin using at the rate of two teaspoons per gallon of water every other time you water. ", use one (1) teaspoon per gallon every time you water but make sure you soak the media and wait until the plant droops a bit, thus insuring the media is dry round the roots, before you soak the media next time.
So let me explain a few things. 1 is I've used MG Potting Mix for over 20 years and have found it has time release nutes that may not be immediately available so feeding 1/2 FoxFarm nutes every time when media dry not over doing it. 2 is the three nutes you listed, notice I posted the ratios, use the Grow Big mid June into July until the blooms are going great (Remember annums bloom earlier than chinense so adjust per species.) then roll in the Tiger Bloom. 3 is soaking - drying cycle...never having used grow bags, only pots, when the media is soaked the bag weighs X and when dry weighs much less...use that as a basis on when to water as a rain storm will change the weight. 

#1552938 First Time Pepper Grow

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 13 May 2018 - 04:48 PM

First a compliment or two, nice to see dry media (Not saturated garden soil!) in those grow bags & generally those plants look good.


Besides a bit small the Hab looks a mite yellow, besides CalMag what are you using for ferts?

#1552859 Is this calcium deficiency??

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 13 May 2018 - 08:38 AM



Look familiar? Click here.

I have about 20 plants and around half have this problem. I'm not sure what it is to be honest. I have no aphids or mites.

You'll note seems that Marcos has 14 plants all growing and 2 have this issue.



#1552767 Growing Jalapenos - when to transplant & fertilizing question

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 12 May 2018 - 03:53 PM


Please don't misunderstand this as a correction - it's a clarification.

Soil is what we till outside to grow plants in - media is a loose artificial soil replacement we generally use in pots.



#1552188 What is this chili?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 09 May 2018 - 05:14 PM

I'd like to start by posting, obviously not "Habanero", and the above pic is what I've traditionally seen of this Species, upright clustered fruit that are long & thin unlike the first 2 pix in your post which appear a bit squat & short, still thinking "cross". You have to remember if the parent plant is "crossed" the seeds can grow different variations of the parentS.

OK, so it's probably a C. annuum? Thank you, appreciated. Do they need 5 gallon containers as well? Or should I ask this in the growing sub-forum?

Would you say there'd be a significant difference for these, between a, say, 20 and 13-ish liter containers?

My experience, see below, as a general rule the bigger the pot the bigger the plant unless it's an "ornamental" and that generally determines a "compact" growth pattern. As I believe this is a cross why not grow each in a sequentially larger pot with the same media & give them "like" care....then report back here with results.



5 gallon pails in the back row...3 gallon restaurant delivery tubs middle.... 1 gallon nursery pots out front....



#1552087 What is this chili?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 09 May 2018 - 05:23 AM

There are many "named" C. annuum's that exhibit this multi fruit trait, Santaka, Rooster Spur and Medusa (If it turns yellow.) to name a few. Your guess is as good as ours!!

#1550664 What's the hottest thing you're growing this year?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 03 May 2018 - 05:09 PM





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#1550662 What pepper to grow for ring sting?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 03 May 2018 - 05:00 PM