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#1512186 [Dec 18] What are you working on this week?

Posted by ako1974 on 19 December 2017 - 01:38 PM

Babying fig cuttings. Next year's grow season has started.

#1509720 What are these on my Reapers and Chocolate Bhutlah's

Posted by ako1974 on 08 December 2017 - 07:21 AM

I am not a master gardener...


I wouldn't even feel comfortable calling myself a gardener.


I did however instantly know those were aphids from basic internet research.


I thought the 3rd line was going to be "But I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express once..."

#1509576 Cumari Flibu

Posted by ako1974 on 07 December 2017 - 03:18 PM

Wow, nice plant and pics.

#1509331 Let's see your seed collection.

Posted by ako1974 on 06 December 2017 - 07:35 AM







I reeeeeeeeeeally like your organization. I need to do something like this.

#1509135 Best growing seed in your lifetime?

Posted by ako1974 on 05 December 2017 - 10:19 AM

A lot have grown well, but aji limo has by far been the most productive for me.

#1509134 Huge Pet Peeve Rant

Posted by ako1974 on 05 December 2017 - 10:12 AM

Stupid question: are they just uninformed or are they trying to market to a specific ethnicity? Problem is, people from the Caribbean would know what's what...

#1509132 [Dec 4] What are you working on this week?

Posted by ako1974 on 05 December 2017 - 10:09 AM

I just ate a hard boiled egg with chili powder and somehow a large flake flew in my eye.

#1503631 [Nov 6] What are you working on this week?

Posted by ako1974 on 06 November 2017 - 02:17 PM

I need to stop being lazy and pull my beets. Pickle said beets.

#1503015 Refining fire chiles

Posted by ako1974 on 03 November 2017 - 01:56 PM

Me, too. First-time order and I got some great freebies.

#1502323 [Oct 30] What are you working on this week?

Posted by ako1974 on 31 October 2017 - 05:44 AM

Halloween is definitely different from when I was a kid - now adults enjoy it more than ever! Along different trick-or-treating routes, we've seen (and been part of) fire pits, beer wagons, food tents, floats (like the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade)...Rock on, Mike.


I'm bringing in some tender perennials today. Overnight by me looks to be about 31.

#1492814 2018 Changes and Additions

Posted by ako1974 on 20 September 2017 - 03:01 PM

I'm going to add a few new varieties. I feel good with in-ground and potted plant regimens. My harvest was a bit down this year from the past several years, but it was the weather. I still got enough. I may need to amend the beds with more compost.


What I would really love is a permanent greenhouse. Just in general. I think I may have just spent that allowance on my daughter's new bedroom furniture ;)


She better realize she's stunting my garden production!

#1492481 [Sep 18] What are you working on this week?

Posted by ako1974 on 19 September 2017 - 09:42 AM

Planning the garlic beds. Prepping to paint my daughter's room (hell yeah she's helping!). Rescuing ripe figs from pests. Slowly closing the book on this year's pepper harvest. I have a few holdout plants.

#1491591 What to charge?????

Posted by ako1974 on 15 September 2017 - 08:07 AM

"...but word is apparently getting around the 'hood that I grow a higher level of pod..."

I like that name - A Higher Level of Pod.


What starts with two people may escalate into pilgrimages from neighboring towns...



#1491444 Concentrated pain from peppers?

Posted by ako1974 on 14 September 2017 - 01:30 PM

There's all kinds of posts about where the pain hits, that being, tongue, lips, roof of mouth, back of throat as well as spreading, or concentrated, and the build, sustaining power, or decline, as well. Different capsaicinoids. Welcome to the club.

It's all in the name of science right?. Made me think of this guy:


Would you take the primo or the bullet ant?

#1491439 Ready for a little hotter

Posted by ako1974 on 14 September 2017 - 01:13 PM

This sounds like the perfect opportunity to grow your own peppers and customize the heat  :onfire: