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#1584292 Your peppers aren't hot

Posted by Oleic on 28 September 2018 - 12:21 AM

you guys are the best but my Zapotecs will be hotter than your ghosts, I promise you this.

#1584148 Your peppers aren't hot

Posted by Oleic on 27 September 2018 - 04:17 AM

So thank you.  


I am looking forward to growing Zapotecs and maybe Mucho Nacho Jalapenos next season.

#1584147 Your peppers aren't hot

Posted by Oleic on 27 September 2018 - 04:15 AM

Couple of things:


I bought several SFRB of peppers from folks here, and every person I bought from shipped them out quick, with tracking info, and it was a great experience every time.


I also grow my own, but am not experienced compared to any of you guys.


I shot my mouth off about my peppers being hotter than yours, and it was rude of me to do that.


Despite my post, you guys still answered my questions about Zapotecs, etc.  Which was classy and cool.

#1583922 Your peppers aren't hot

Posted by Oleic on 25 September 2018 - 09:18 PM

Dumbest post I could ever have made.  But thank you for the info on the Zapotec.  I'll grow it and the Fresno next season.  

#1583861 Your peppers aren't hot

Posted by Oleic on 25 September 2018 - 12:55 PM

Different conditions do tend to allow the (perceived?) cap count to vary. My plants throw much hotter pods during the height of the August heat wave, it seems.

But, truth be told, most zones will have a few heat waves, to help push out those killer stresspods.


This is probably it, Bicycle808.  I really shouldn't have questioned anyone's peppers like I did.  Do you still recommend the Zapotec jalapeno, btw?  I am torn between trying it and Fresno for a salsa pepper next year.

#1583118 Back throat burning peppers

Posted by Oleic on 20 September 2018 - 09:28 PM

Bhut jolokia are slow burning for me.  But you'll still feel the burn forward of the throat.  They are also very prolific for me.  Chocolate or peach (or yellow or red or white or caramel!).

#1539734 When do you like to transplant?

Posted by Oleic on 23 March 2018 - 02:04 PM

I prefer to transplant sooner than I am transplanting this year!  This is about 60 plants in a 1020 tray.  Planning to transplant them this coming Tuesday.  





#1520512 Tombstone ghost

Posted by Oleic on 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.

#1518377 Most Convenient Watering System

Posted by Oleic on 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. 

#1513645 Best knife sharpener?

Posted by Oleic on 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.  



#1512744 How to dry out hot peppers so you can same them for later??

Posted by Oleic on 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!


#1509042 Pepper People are the Best

Posted by Oleic on 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.

#1221611 Superhot pepper ratio for JAM

Posted by Oleic on 21 September 2015 - 09:01 PM

I'd like some input for the ratio of ghost peppers to, say, a quart of jam.  How many peppers per quart do you use?  I have a ton of peppers and will experiment with my fruit jams but I have never done this before and have no clue.  I'm looking for something edible for stuff like cream cheese and bagels, but with a serious kick that would please the serious chili pepper fan.



There are no stupid questions, so don't go making fun of me!

#1177325 Climate Change, Shade Cloth, and variety

Posted by Oleic on 11 June 2015 - 02:57 PM

Annums grow best here but I enjoy the challenge of growing others.  I've looked into shade cloth as the temps get over 100 degrees F in July and August here.  The annums tolerate the heat okay if they are crowded together a bit (mutual shading).  All of my chinense are in containers so I can move them under the sycamore for shade or bring them inside if it's too hot or if it snows, etc.

#1177319 Chimayo: The Unflappable Landrace Pepper of Champions

Posted by Oleic on 11 June 2015 - 02:36 PM