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stettoman

Member Since 09 Aug 2016
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In Topic: Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Yesterday, 01:19 PM

Egad I need out of zone 3. Middle of February and I have two weeks before I even think about starting seeds.

I need Trump to declare a national emergency and send me the Army Corps of Engineers to build me a greenhouse!

In Topic: Show Us Your Pubes! Group GLOG From The Rocoto Giveaway

13 February 2019 - 11:11 AM

I've had good success cloning rocotos. I just trim the end of the branch at the shoot, as long as it is 4-5 inched at least. I then soak the cut end in regular tap water, then dip the cut end in cloning powder, and plant it in either a rockwool cube, or potting soil. Works every time for me. When I used to over winter a lot, I would clone my favorite rocotos, to not have to start from seed. Now, I just start from seed every year, since I don't have the space I used to, for over wintering.

 

Well, this will be my last cloning attempt, this year anyway. I do have a cutting still in a shot glass full of ugly algae filth that refuses to die or wilt or root or anything else, but this one is "trying it your way", Dale. I put it to seedling coir right after reading your post, and so far the little guy is doing it's best to lean into the sun (so no, that's not wilt), but I'm not seeing roots yet either.

 

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My overwinters are starting to notice the longer days and commencing new growth. Can't wait for this miserable winter to be over!!


In Topic: A day in the life

11 February 2019 - 01:21 PM

Don't make me come down there.


In Topic: Rocoto growth pattern

07 February 2019 - 12:20 PM

Yeah, those pods may not be yuge, but they make up for it in meaty. My impression of the heat profile is almost like dope, it calms my brain!

 

Tell ya what though, those Ecuadorian Reds, if you happen to grow any, will surprise you with an above average bite--I made a batch of jelly with them, definitely a hotter Rocoto!!


In Topic: Rocoto growth pattern

07 February 2019 - 07:53 AM

The rewards outweigh any finicky peculiarities, Jacques!

I have a dozen of them overwintering, the curse of living in the primal subarctic tundra...