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#1639551 2019 - The Farm

Posted by stettoman on Today, 01:30 PM

Wow, and here I am whining about the same crap season we had last year up here in Frostbite Falls....I am humbled by your tribulations, Trent.



#1639341 Show Us Your Pubes! Group GLOG From The Rocoto Giveaway

Posted by stettoman on Yesterday, 07:42 AM

Update on sickly Big Apple Red: I removed most of the more severely affected leafage, the immediate node growth, though mis-shapen and wrinkly, seems to be healthy. New growth appears robust and NORMAL.


Note the attempt at overachievement at the fork. This plant no doubt sensed a threat.


And compare to the Aji Largo to the right. Nothing was moved or isolated throughout this event, the Largo has been unaffected, as were every other plant. I've decided to go with nutrient anomaly. Or a genetic brain fart.


#1639013 StettoGro '19: In For a Dime

Posted by stettoman on 23 June 2019 - 09:01 AM

I'm 200 miles from Hugo. No problem, I have frozen Big Jims from last season I may make do...

Every damn Rocoto I have. Around 18 still waiting for a bigger home. Right now I don't know whether they'll all get one. Peruvian Red and Rocoto Rojo OWs are starting to produce impressively. They're forecasting a swing from mild/chilly 60s & 70s to mid-high 80s after today. Last year I saw massive blossom drop when this occured.


I didn't bother planting the 8th acre this year. I might get a few of the Darlin' Bride's bells out there, but pretty much all the good peppers are going into 3+ gallon containers.


Posted by stettoman on 19 June 2019 - 11:06 AM



Whoa...A Spam aisle! Draw me a map to your grocery, GIP!

#1638034 Show Us Your Pubes! Group GLOG From The Rocoto Giveaway

Posted by stettoman on 17 June 2019 - 06:21 PM

No, only sun is a very early hour to hour and a half and same at sundown. It never even went into transplant shock, just settled in and went to work. None of the 12+ other rocotos are affected in any way.

Our shit spring continues into summer: 50s, 60s and almost constant overcast. Snotty drizzly rain daily.

#1638023 Can't get around "error 406"

Posted by stettoman on 17 June 2019 - 04:45 PM

I cleared cookies twice, no change, other than having to guess at a bunch of old forgotten passwords.


I switched to a Chrome browser and I successfully uploaded a couple pics to a glog thread. Not a fan of Chrome in any way, but if I need to get a pic up, I guess I do what I gots to....

#1638022 Show Us Your Pubes! Group GLOG From The Rocoto Giveaway

Posted by stettoman on 17 June 2019 - 04:41 PM

Help me out, guys. 


Big Apple Red Rocoto, transplanted a couple weeks ago. This happened overnight Saturday. No idea if it's a pest, a nute, a disease or what. It's suddenly there. No fertilizer applied. Note the slow radiading from top down. It seems to have either quit or slowed dramatically, but obviously the damage is done.


Any clues?


Big Apple Red1.jpg


Big Apple Red2.jpg

#1634338 StettoGro '19: In For a Dime

Posted by stettoman on 27 May 2019 - 09:16 AM

Temps are finally moderating here. 60s mostly, maybe some 70s soon? We still see very little sunlight.

Well, enough of that. Check this out:


This is for you hopeless chile romantics and eternal pepper optimists out there. This pic was taken this morning, Memorial Day. The plant is a Sri Lanka Chilli Red, from seed I took out of a pod sent by Pepper Guru used to pad a SFRB carrying a bottle of Aji Lemondrop Growdown sauce.

The seed (one of more than a half dozen in that cell) was planted on March 1. ALMOST THREE MONTHS TO GERMINATION! How often does this happen? I left the tray on the heating pad because I'm still trying to get Big Jims to pop.

Speaking of which, I know it's late, but is there a good online source fo live plants out there? The local nurseries have bupkis for Anaheims of ANY kind...

#1633546 Jedisushi06 2019 grow. The pepper strikes back.

Posted by stettoman on 23 May 2019 - 01:58 PM

Wow Mike, and the Durango/Cortez/Moab area is one we were looking at for relocation....Thanks for the heads up!! ;)

#1633541 StettoGro '19: In For a Dime

Posted by stettoman on 23 May 2019 - 01:28 PM

This is a test...:





Test complete, please get back to work, folks...

#1633540 CaneDog 2019 Hirsute Pursuit – Rocotos, Wilds & Moar

Posted by stettoman on 23 May 2019 - 01:26 PM

Oshit, me too now. This is my third attempt to post another one...

#1633539 CaneDog 2019 Hirsute Pursuit – Rocotos, Wilds & Moar

Posted by stettoman on 23 May 2019 - 01:20 PM

Hi CD, just trying to post here.

Having the 'jump to home page' problem again.


edit: this is crazy. I can post to your grow log, but not to my own.

Makes me want to stop paying for the extreme membership.


Hmm, careful there, I don't have any issues with anything but my pepper plants and the weather. Don't jinx us, you two...

#1633505 CaneDog 2019 Hirsute Pursuit – Rocotos, Wilds & Moar

Posted by stettoman on 23 May 2019 - 09:38 AM

Remember, you can be the bee!  Carry the pollen you want to the flower.  Be the bee!


I be the bee. All winter long. I'm not even going to ask the Darlin' Bride to indulge me with the real thing...though it would be like me to do so.


I have three neighbors who bee-keep for a living. Can't walk barefoot in the back yard when the dandelions are blooming. Ever.

#1633408 Pepper People are the Best

Posted by stettoman on 22 May 2019 - 01:33 PM

A few years ago (my first year growing beyond Anaheims, Jalas and Bells), Malarky sent me a Christmas card full of seeds, including a variety called Rocoto Amarillo. He explained that the weird black seeds came from a member named Greenchilemonster.

I was green and never thought to save seeds then, but I made an ambrosia jelly of those Rocoto Amarillos. I want to make more, but can't find the seed anywhere, at least by that name....



Thanks so much, Dale! PPATB!

#1633405 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by stettoman on 22 May 2019 - 01:15 PM

Climate: probably very good

Bug problem: probably very bad



I have a photograph that no one will ever see of me and my son coming out from under a creek bridge on a dirt road between Babbitt and Thunder Bay MN, after stopping for a quick bladder relief on a trip to the North Shore. The mosquito swarm was so thick all over both of us that our upper bodies and faces actually looked obscured.


Only place bugs are worse than northern MN is just about anywhere in Canada....except our mosquitos carry a quarter of the death-dealing diseases your tropical strains do...