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What causes black seeds? (not pubes lol)

11 October 2017 - 12:02 PM

I've had some pods with black seeds (annum and chinense) and am wondering if anything causes it or can help prevent it.


Granted, some sat on the counter for a few days, but I've also see some in fresh picked pods. Thanks!

Original BBG7 red or yellow?

01 October 2017 - 08:35 PM

Wondering if red or yellow showed up first?

I want pics of your biggest, baddest PLANTS

01 October 2017 - 06:48 PM

We see a ton of pod pics and I love them, but I want to see some of your biggest plants (preferably with something for scale).

I think I've grown some decent plants (3ish feet in 5 gal fabric pots), but I don't think they are anything to write home about.

So... Let's see some trees! Single season and plants that have survived several seasons both welcome!

DIY greenhouse ideas

18 September 2017 - 09:47 PM

I'm living in an apartment right now and would like to build a small enclosure to try to overwinter some plants. The picture below is the area I would like to try it, it's 6-7 feet tall at the top. I'm thinking simple, black tarp along the back and ground for some added warmth (I'm in Oakland, CA so it will rarely, if ever frost here). The wall faces south, and with some 2x4's, a couple shelves, and some plastic sheeting I should be in business.

Any tips on materials, design, layout, best way to ensure some ventilation but maintain warmth, access ideas, etc.? Since it an apartment building I would like to be as delicate as possible, as in not putting holes in the building with screws or nails if possible.

Number of plants isn't all that important as long as I can keep a handful (5-6 would be great, the more the merrier).

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Growing year round in USDA Zone 10a?

08 September 2017 - 04:08 AM

I just moved to Oakland, CA and have some plants in a raised bed I'd like to try to keep alive over winter. My place is an apartment and I don't have room for them indoors.

Can I transplant to fabric pots and put them in a place where it gets some sun (thinking the roof)? Oakland is Zone 10a 30-35 degrees. i can cover them at night if needed. Overnight lows in winter are usually in the low 40s with occasional 30s but it doesn't really frost here.

Anyone else keep their plants alive outside with these temps?