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The 10th Annual Hot Pepper Awards Winners Announced!


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In Topic: Stetto's First Winter Grow ('16-'17)

28 April 2017 - 03:14 PM

It got up to 50 today, full sun, no reason not to bring the babies up for their first taste.


Most look like they've spent their lives in a cave. Yes, they got the same Cal-Mag mist every two weeks, plus a bit of CSN17 in their water. Other than color most look mighty healthy. I hope the onset of real sunlight will invigorate the light ones.




It's kind of funny; I'm usually just now seeing the first hooks from an April 15 start.

In Topic: Stetto's First Winter Grow ('16-'17)

27 April 2017 - 07:00 PM

Looking good! Do I see some tomatoes in there?

Yessir! Amish paste, a bulky thick monster that grows like a chiapet. I've gotten to where I grow 5 tomato plants of the same sauce making type every year and go to the neighbors for varieties for salsas and salads.

The amish paste won a competition about ten seasons in the making. It seemed that it was the ONLY variety I grew every year with sundry others.

The neighborhood is comprised of commercial farmers, almost all of which keep small roadside stands where they or their kids sell all manner of vegetables--except for peppers beyond bell and banana and the odd jalapeno.....

In Topic: Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

27 April 2017 - 06:47 PM

Just a little teaser to prompt some smack talk.

Y'all better run for cover   :seeya: 

Shows the benefit of using diesel...
to counteract the sucky PNW weather   :cool:

Very impressed, Paul!! Got any with more than 1 pod per node?

In Topic: PaulG 2017

26 April 2017 - 05:27 PM

Good on your moderating Spring, Paul. We turned to schnitt here a few days ago and now there's 3 inches of snow with 4 more expected. It had been so good I was just about to cut my first harvest of asparagus, but waited just one night too long-whole plot froze out.

It was 62° just a couple days ago.

Rawk on!

In Topic: Stetto's First Winter Grow ('16-'17)

24 April 2017 - 06:24 AM

Those little starts are really growing, Eric!

Thanks Paul, and yeah, they seem to be doing well in spite of me...

The sweeter peppers seem to grow faster than the hots. It'd be interesting to look into why.

Small reminder yesterday that dirt day is a month or more away; we had a half inch of snow. Gone now, but the message lingers....


The weakly photo update;