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peppamang

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#1506424 Help! They're dying...

Posted by peppamang on 22 November 2017 - 05:40 PM

probably transplant shock and the plants adjusting to the different light spectrum. I wouldn't worry about it for now, they look healthy just keep on doing what you're doing. most of the time overwinters won't look great but they'll survive through winter and that's all that really matters  :dance:




#1506423 My pepper journey

Posted by peppamang on 22 November 2017 - 05:34 PM

Also when you trim branches for overwintering, you can cover the cut with a putty mixture of cinnamon and honey to repel mold and cap off the fresh cut to keep it safe. Not a big deal now that the end has dried out but in the future I recommend doing that. 




#1506422 My pepper journey

Posted by peppamang on 22 November 2017 - 05:32 PM

Don't trim anything yet. Just let it be. It needs to figure out where it will grow and what it will let die. When it is ready it will let the branch fully die, it will just dry out like a piece of wood. Don't trim it off until then because it may still be alive or connected inside, and you risk another wound on the plant while it is weak which could lead to disease or rot. 




#1506206 2018 SEED TRAIN #2

Posted by peppamang on 21 November 2017 - 04:55 PM

Arrived safe. I'll let you know when it goes back out to Peter Stanley. Cheers everyone and thank you! Pepper people rock. 




#1505838 2018 SEED TRAIN #2

Posted by peppamang on 19 November 2017 - 11:34 AM

Thanks mwch! I'll let yall know when it arrives. 




#1505272 Trim bad leaves off of shocked Carolina reaper baby plants

Posted by peppamang on 15 November 2017 - 02:31 PM

I think that's a lost cause. They don't handle that much damage when they're that young.




#1505140 Habanadas

Posted by peppamang on 14 November 2017 - 06:59 PM

I can send you some seeds if you're interested just PM me. 




#1505120 Redd's 1st attempt fall 2017

Posted by peppamang on 14 November 2017 - 04:42 PM

Nice man. Superhots take forever to grow. I had a scorpion take like 25 days to pop once. Your lighting is good, but if they look like they're stretching for light then lower it a bit. 




#1505119 Reaper & Scorpion Hybrid

Posted by peppamang on 14 November 2017 - 04:36 PM

If hybridization occurred, you wouldn't see the effects until the next generation. For example, your two plants. They could have crossed, but the peppers on them now won't show that. Think of the two flowers as parents, the pepper that developed as the mother and the seeds in it as the baby (your cross). The crossing has no effect on the mother, only it's offspring. You can save the seeds but there is still no guarantee that it is a cross since it's far more likely the flower self-pollinated than it being pollinated by the plant next to it. 

 

You probably just got an unstable plant and it's showing multiple different phenotypes. 

 

Is it indoors? If so you can keep it growing all year, especially in Florida, since you've got a super short winter. Outdoors, you can probably keep it out until early-mid december depending on how far up you are. 




#1505116 Habanadas

Posted by peppamang on 14 November 2017 - 04:26 PM

I grew them. tbh, I wouldn't call it habanero heat. It has the c. chinense smell for sure, so you cut into it and you're expecting heat based on that spicy odor, but flavor is a little different. It has a similar taste but I feel that "heatless hab" is a misleading name for them. 

 

They go from pale green to peachy to a dark peach/orange. If you decide to grow them, don't leave them on too long. I'd pick them when they first get peachy, where I find the flavor to be the nicest. The riper they are, the sweeter they get. And I'm talking candy sweet, but the flavor gets more like celery/fresh cut grass. Left a ton on for way too long before the season ended for them and they tasted like sugar coated lawn clippings. 

 

If you're looking for a sweet c. chinense variety that has good flavor and low heat, grow Aji Jobito. Definitely my favorite from my last season and I plan on growing at least 3 or 4 next year. 




#1504937 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by peppamang on 13 November 2017 - 07:32 PM

Thanks Paul, excited to see what this killer cross does. More than happy to help !




#1504855 [Nov 13] What are you working on this week?

Posted by peppamang on 13 November 2017 - 10:18 AM

gotta find something to do with the last 20 or so superhots I harvested when I chopped the plants 




#1504854 [Nov 13] What are you working on this week?

Posted by peppamang on 13 November 2017 - 10:17 AM

spreading compost before the ground really freezes up. bleeding radiators, snow tires, weather stripping some leaky windows, some car maintenance. winters are typically pretty boring for me. 




#1504375 [2017] If you could only grow one pepper.. which would you select?

Posted by peppamang on 10 November 2017 - 10:27 PM

Serrano 




#1504322 Soil Dired Out, Are Seeds Now Dead?

Posted by peppamang on 10 November 2017 - 06:02 PM

Depends if the growing medium fully dried out. If it was bone dry all the way to the bottom, and the seed had already started growing underground, then yes, it is definitely dead. However it could still be alive and 10 days isn't long enough for a seed to germinate especially habs. I'd start some more to be safe, and give the ones you already have another week and see if they pop. If not, toss them and rely on your new ones. Good luck