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Urfa biber

14 September 2018 - 01:30 PM

Did a search but didn't see anything about this pepper. Anyone growing it? I got it as a freebie with a recent order. I read about it and it seems like an interesting pepper. Any info on growth habit, productivity, etc? Thanks

Overwinter a stunted plant?

22 August 2018 - 02:05 PM

I have a bunch of super-hots that started sluggishly, but are now starting to grow; I'm not sure why they were stunted, because I gave them all the same potted mixture as the others. At the moment, they're only a foot tall or more. However, not much in the way of pods. Is it a waste of time/space to do this? I know space is up to me to decide...


Should I consider this a weak plant to begin with? Do you have any rules of thumb about how thick the base of the plant should be - anything like that?

Aleppo pepper splitting

13 August 2018 - 08:28 AM

This is my first year growing Aleppo. I've been away for a couple weeks during which we've had drenching rain, hell heat, drenching rain again. Aleppo originated in a hot, dry climate, so I'm guessing that's why mine have split - literally look like someone opened a zipper down the side split. I've never seen any other pepper I've grown split like that. Is this inherent to Aleppo? Any other pepper you grow?


Companion observation

25 June 2018 - 08:25 AM

This topic has been brought up frequently. I always plants various herbs around my peppers to repel pests. I must not have been paying attention to how much slugs like basil before this year. I mean, they really like it. I also noticed that the peppers I have that are planted by volunteer cilantro and catnip are bar-none the healthiest. That's just a coincidence, but I like the results (from this small sample size)...

Wet weather

01 June 2018 - 06:43 AM

My peppers did ok last year, but it was very wet and mild. It seems to be shaping up the same way. Here in NJ, I can't get out the cycle of wet and gray. Most of the last 3 weeks seems to have been rain of some kind. This did in my tomatoes last year. The peppers were mostly ok, but definitely affected.