68 year old dual degreed 20th year hot pepper gardener - first degree in wildlife management, second degree in mechanical engineering. I started growing hot peppers 20 years ago and want to expand the number of plants and species each year until I find the "perfect burn" created by mixing and matching different pepper species.
I play mandolin/guitar (12 String D-35-12)
Favorite Hot Pepper
7 Pot/Trinidad Scorpion
Favorite Hot Sauce
DefCon 1 with some Zero in it
Favorite BBQ Food
Favorite BBQ Sauce
none, I use dry rubs..but if I do use sauce, it is Stubbs Original
Chili... Beans or No Beans?
Favorite Beverage with Fiery Food
Beer for thirst, Milk to kill the burn
2nd Place Big Show in Terlingua 2005
Share a Recipe
100 grams pods
60 ml white vinegar
1 tsp agave syrup
dash of sea salt
maybe a Carolina reaper although I understand the taste is not as good as a 7 pot (which is my favorite)
I have so many seeds it isn't funny...well over a thousand and probably 80 varieties....seeds are old and I may not get germination rates I have had in th3 past, but they have been in a sealed container in sealed seed bags at room temp for a long time...
oh, and I forgot mama tepin...she is more of a shrub in my front flower bed and loves it there...
I have a lot of work to do between now and seed starting time.. and even more to get my drip fertigation system set up...need new drippers, controllers, etc...
In 2011 I grew I got the bug and had my cousin grow 1760 T. Scorps for me that I lost my A** on......
if you are interested you can view videos of my grows from 2010-2011-2012 on youtube.... just search AlabaJack1 and that's me...if there are no pepper videos, you are at the wrong place..heres a link
DD and I seem to be thinking alike...it may have something to do with the spectrum of light being supplied. For vegetative growth you needa more "blue" light....Iam in the process of relighting my entire grow room which currently uses 6500K color temperature CFLs.
as far as pinching the buds off...if you are in a hurry for pods to appear, letem' be....if there is no hurry for pods, pinch the dodo out of them