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Member Since 15 May 2015
Offline Last Active Mar 11 2018 07:26 PM

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In Topic: Tombstone ghost

23 January 2018 - 11:51 AM

I grew ghost peppers for the first time last year, and maybe the last time.  My dogs would bark in the garden, the door to the shed would sometimes be open, and garden tools would seemingly disappear only to reappear in places different from where I remembered setting them.

In Topic: Most Convenient Watering System

16 January 2018 - 12:01 AM

I put my own drip tape system together with a timer, and it worked great.  Even added a fertigator to mix in a concentrated nutrient solution.  If you do a search for "dripworks drip tape row crop kit small" the first link will give you a good idea of what's involved (minus the fertigator).  


While the system worked fine, I find outdoor hydroponics (Dutch buckets) works better (and no weeding!) in my very hot and dry climate, and use that now. 

In Topic: Best knife sharpener?

25 December 2017 - 04:19 PM

I've been using Japanese water stones plus a diamond plate for flattening them, and a leather strop with honing compound.  But I recently started to use a 1" belt sander.  Got to take care not to overheat the edge, but it works great.  Have belts from 320 to 1000 grit and even a leather belt.  Kind of overkill but much quicker than the water stones for me.  There are several videos on the process on Youtube.  I use this Rikon but Harbor Freight sells one that's about half the price at $55.  



In Topic: How to dry out hot peppers so you can same them for later??

21 December 2017 - 06:59 PM

My first year really successfully growing super hots, just did a Fatali and Bhut.  Hydroponic (outdoors) really worked well for our 100+ degree summer days.  Tried drying the peppers in an unheated room (low humidity area) but it was taking forever, so I have them in the dehydrator now @ 105 F.  Bedroom smells SO good!  Here are a couple pics from last night before tossing them in the dehydrator (a few Aji habs in there too).  Next year will be drying many more varieties!


In Topic: Pepper People are the Best

04 December 2017 - 09:19 PM

Not sure what i just looked at, but my eyes are all weirded out now.


Those were photos of a really cool tea towel and a wonderful Christmas card (closed, then opened) with various pepper seeds (many of them SB crosses) inside.