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#1598396 hi from canada!

Posted by karoo on Today, 02:18 AM

Hello and welcome!

#1598392 2018 Southern Hemisphere Grow Down-Under

Posted by karoo on Today, 12:33 AM

Smooth sailing ahead, Jacques!
The larger Citos look almost like Aji Amarillo. Nice.

Not that big.
They only look big in contrast to the half gram micro pods caused by a heat wave.

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#1598390 Karoo 2018/19 Glog African Adventure

Posted by karoo on Today, 12:29 AM

The shade cloth is only after the final plant out late September and then permanent till June. This past winter it also helped to protect a few plants from our light frost . I left them out to die and they survived without me doing anything else. 


Germination and then lights inside from July to August. Small pots outside in the Spring sun for September.
The shade nets are permanent fixtures over my raised beds and buried containers.
One other grow area has sun early morning until 12, then all shade.

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#1598239 Karoo 2018/19 Glog African Adventure

Posted by karoo on Yesterday, 09:47 AM

Thanks , Jan and Feb are really hot and the real production months are march to May , but not to bad so far.



I still have to look up conversions for most celsius values... that's pretty freaking toasty. Looking great though, they clearly like the heat more than I do!



Looking great Jacques

Im sure your plants are thankful for the shade netting and will reward you handsomely over the next few months


#1598231 Harvest

Posted by karoo on Yesterday, 08:12 AM

Just a few Jimmy nardellos (left) , Aji Cito (bottom) and Padrons (right)



#1598230 Karoo 2018/19 Glog African Adventure

Posted by karoo on Yesterday, 08:09 AM

My garden is doing well , with Temps 30-35 Celcius .

Both grow areas showing fast growth ,lots of flowers and lots of green and ripening pods.








#1598227 2018 Southern Hemisphere Grow Down-Under

Posted by karoo on Yesterday, 08:01 AM

Aji Cito growing well, but still a lot of very small pods with a few bigger ones coming through.

I guess I'll have to wait for cooler weather in April and May to get bigger pods.


31 pods

51 grams


total  141 pods

total   199 grams


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#1598218 Secret Satan 2018

Posted by karoo on Yesterday, 04:49 AM

Bob's Adventures with Australia Post - scene 2



Okay, I mentioned the other day that I sent off my parcel to my SS recipient, and that I sent it sea mail to keep the costs down. And that it was going to be late getting to it's destination.


Good news is that they delivered it in just one day.


Bad news is that when I got home from work, it was sitting on my doorstep.



It would seem that some bobble head in the mail sorting center doesn't know the difference between "sender" and "deliver to" and they delivered to me instead. Amazing that nobody else in the mail chain picked up the mistake either.


Oh well, back to the post office tomorrow.



Sent my package with DHL , expensive , and received it back in 5 days.

" cannot send a non-commercial fluid to the destination "

That would be my homemade hotsauce I included in the package.

Sent it out again today. :dance: 

#1597771 Pepper X seeds

Posted by karoo on 12 December 2018 - 04:53 AM

As soon as the sauce sales start to dry up , they'll start with the seed hype.

#1597575 KAOS Glog - 2018

Posted by karoo on 11 December 2018 - 04:37 AM



I'm waiting on a couple of Aji Amarillo pods to change color.

You know how that goes!

#1597573 Red Habanero Fertilizer Experiment

Posted by karoo on 11 December 2018 - 01:50 AM


Thanks for sharing.

#1597436 Perfect Bacon. VOTE!

Posted by karoo on 10 December 2018 - 05:32 AM

5  what else?

#1597004 Which Pepper to grow

Posted by karoo on 07 December 2018 - 05:48 AM

All the classic older sauces are based on Annuums. I love Aji's or Baccatums , but can't make a sauce I like with them.


Think Tabasco , Peri Peri , Sriracha , Louisiana hot sauce , all based on Annuum peppers.


There is a lot of noise around the newest and hottest peppers , but don't be afraid to go back to the basics.




Peri peri 


Red Thai



Good for sauces and drying.

But most of all , enjoy it.

#1596997 Secret Satan 2018

Posted by karoo on 07 December 2018 - 03:40 AM

Package on it's way!

#1596852 Equal Parts of Growing Medium

Posted by karoo on 06 December 2018 - 08:35 AM

By normal soil i mean dust/sand which we usually find at our backyard when we dig earth . Cow manure is totally black in color and smell like earth . I have peat moss too but its too costly (1$  for Kg ) in that amount i can get 5 kg compressed coco brick .Cow manure available at 3$ for 40kg bag .  I bought some seedlings for nursery , One in compost only and growing slowly, one in  80% peat moss and20% manure and gwoing crazy 


Any manure on it's own is too strong.

20-25 % manure sounds good , as you have seen with your own results .

I like coco coir for any stage of the growth.