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karoo

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#1613908 Karoo 2018/19 Glog African Adventure

Posted by karoo on Today, 04:23 AM

Overwintered twice by accident. left out to die under shade net against a north (sun ) facing wall . Started to grow out each spring . :party:




#1613698 Karoo 2018/19 Glog African Adventure

Posted by karoo on Yesterday, 04:41 AM

In growing that this year too! Seeds from G.I.P

Seeds from WHP.

Really beautiful pods.




#1613696 Karoo 2018/19 Glog African Adventure

Posted by karoo on Yesterday, 04:11 AM

Dedo de moca

 

almost 3 years old , overwintered twice , grows best in only half day sun 7am to 12 noon.

One of a few plants in pots , with permanent tray for bottom watering and feeding.

Loaded with big pods . In the past I've pickled and sauced them . Any other ideas?

 

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#1613694 Podlover's glog 2019

Posted by karoo on Yesterday, 03:19 AM

Hooks!

great time in the season.

Good luck!




#1613521 Show Us Your Pubes! Group GLOG From The Rocoto Giveaway

Posted by karoo on 15 February 2019 - 08:44 AM

Nice Rocotos there .

I can't wait to see what my Rocoto plants do in our winter. Just light frost for 2 months . 




#1613519 PaulG 2019

Posted by karoo on 15 February 2019 - 08:39 AM

Nice roots on that Rocoto.

Great glog to follow. Thanks.




#1613518 Walchit 2019

Posted by karoo on 15 February 2019 - 08:34 AM

Looking good!

Really neat and uniform size plants. ;)

 

Must be the good lights.




#1613517 Dangler's Gonna Glog It

Posted by karoo on 15 February 2019 - 08:31 AM

Looking good!

Not bad for a "main' garden. :dance:




#1613514 NZChili and the Volunteer Gardens

Posted by karoo on 15 February 2019 - 07:55 AM

Nice Rocotos, I'll eat them , can't blame the rats.




#1613500 Blafa's 2019 (Copenhagen/Denmark)

Posted by karoo on 15 February 2019 - 04:22 AM

Good luck , looks like you have this season sorted.

 




#1613495 Fermentation Vs. Boiling Chillis ?

Posted by karoo on 15 February 2019 - 02:48 AM

Strange recipe! Does not sound Italian, and chipotles and habs are not interchangeable. Either it's a chipotle sauce, or hab sauce.

 

You know he is correct,

 

Sounds more like a paste.

 




#1613494 Hello from Turkey

Posted by karoo on 15 February 2019 - 01:54 AM

Hello and welcome!




#1613489 2018 Southern Hemisphere Grow Down-Under

Posted by karoo on 15 February 2019 - 12:39 AM

I have much the same scissors. My pods are 3 - 5g, but I'm getting fewer ripening than others, only 1 - 3 per day. The jalapenos have exploded though, they get more sun.

 

What is everyone doing with these? I freezing them to put them into a chipotle sauce to make it more spicy for some friends who like spicy sauce. I'm also going to try smoking some directly, and seeing if I can make a fairly hot yellow smoked sauce. I smoke peppers for 6 hours, they're just about dripping smoke by the time I'm done.

All my Citos are in the freezer, will dry and powder them later.




#1613347 2019 - The Farm

Posted by karoo on 14 February 2019 - 10:26 AM

 

Yeah I bought about 100 lbs of "the shit" :)  before I realized. Population of the birds has dropped over 90% in the last century, from 53 mil to 4 mil. Not all of that is due to destructive mechanical removal of their guano; a great deal of it is pressure from anchovy fishing off the islands. Still, when we can choose what corner of the world our money goes to...

 

The other unsustainable organic component I dropped from my mix plans last year was peat moss. Once peat bogs in the wetlands are drained and harvested (which kills the entirety of the local ecosystem), they are never restored to what they were originally. Doesn't matter how much money they throw in to restoration, they're never the same again, and probably won't be fully "restored" until they're left alone for another thousand years or so. 

 

Anyway that's why I went with coco coir instead of peat moss, and why I'm dumping seabird guano from the mixes I make.

Thanks for highlighting this , lots of people don't understand the true cost of going organic.

 

I was fortunate enough to collect my own guano in December , rowing my kayak out to a small island and scraping around for about 2 kilograms of seabirdsh!t. I diluted that with 10 liters of water for storage and now dilute it 1:100 for my peppers.

 

It is still pretty potent stuff.




#1613332 Fermentation Vs. Boiling Chillis ?

Posted by karoo on 14 February 2019 - 08:42 AM

Sounds good , did the sauce emulsify with the combination of vinegar and oil?

Does it stay consistent or does it separate?