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#1628187 CaneDog 2019 Hirsute Pursuit Rocotos, Wilds & Moar

Posted by stettoman on 24 April 2019 - 02:10 PM


I've got the same thing with a few of mine, growing horizontally. When the time comes to plant them in the ground I'm not sure how much space to give them. hopefully over the next few weeks they'll give me a clue on what to do.


Stake 'em! Or train them into a tomato cage. I do the stakes, but they will find their way out again...

#1628185 CaneDog 2019 Hirsute Pursuit Rocotos, Wilds & Moar

Posted by stettoman on 24 April 2019 - 02:09 PM

I have a bit of that leaf twist/curl/tip/wither on my OWs. I attribute it to the 2-3 tablespoons (or more) Alaska Fish 5-1-1 mixed into my repot soil. The leaves on my Turbo Pube are the size of my flattened hand. I was told once that, as impressive as it looks, huge leaves are a sign of misdirected energy distribution.


I'll be switching to CNS17 3-1-2 as soon as these ladies meet with the great outdoors, but only after a good sobering up from the Alaska adventure.


Super nice grow, 'Dog! How did you get your De Seda to go beyond the first pairs of true leaves? Mine have been the size of a thumbprint for weeks!

#1627434 Guru's Garden - Traveling the World in Search of Peppers

Posted by stettoman on 21 April 2019 - 07:54 AM

If you're going back to Sri Lanka, I'd suggest scheduling your trips to not coincide with any Christian holy days...


#1627291 StettoGro '19: In For a Dime

Posted by stettoman on 20 April 2019 - 11:55 AM


Perhaps you can enlighten them, and bring a drummer? That is if they have the rest of their shiznaz in order...


Edit: Cuz I just have to.. The at my age thang..LOL...I'm still trying to remember "my age" 'aint working!


Naa Scott, it just isn't my thing anymore to take any kind of charge, those days are done. I just wanted to play and cash a small check now and then. I'll piddle around with them until something else oozes out of the woodwork. They have an interesting set list, almost every tune is in G...

#1627288 StettoGro '19: In For a Dime

Posted by stettoman on 20 April 2019 - 11:39 AM

The Big Apple Red Rocoto that had that "rash" is back in the news: I think we can safely attribute direct sunlight.

Here is before, flash/no flash, from April 12:

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And after 8 days in well-lit shade:

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Everyone but Rocotos are outside today in 65° of bright & shiny wonderful. You'd had to have gone through my winter to really understand...

It's going to be a GREAT season, dammit....

#1627162 2019 - The Farm

Posted by stettoman on 19 April 2019 - 04:05 PM

Great work ethic there Trent!


Every time I come here I see yet more good stuff, you just keep moving forward, gotta hand it to ya ;)


Congrats on the certification, that's a real win there buddy!


Yessir, won't be long and he'll no longer have time for hobbyists...it is an amazing process to watch!!

#1627160 StettoGro '19: In For a Dime

Posted by stettoman on 19 April 2019 - 03:58 PM

Sorry about the audition, man.



Heh, thanks, it does happen, but at my age I figured more of the old guys calling with a need for my skills would be a little more seasoned on their instruments. Like I said, they're nice guys, and I'll probably enjoy a little play time with them, but it's difficult holding back when they want to play 'Mama Tried' and I'm all set for 'Red Barchetta'...


Oh, and they not only had no drummer, but had no intention to find one.... :confused:

#1627158 Devv-2018-Loving life in the dirt

Posted by stettoman on 19 April 2019 - 03:51 PM


By mid June I'm pretty much done here. Nothing likes setting fruit in the high 90's to low 100's. So it's always go fast and hard early and keep ones fingers crossed!


I can't believe that you don't keep at least a couple "over-summers" below a sill in the house, like maybe some 70s loving Rocotos, which would probably happily pump out more than a few juicy rewards for the space given them in an air conditioned hidey-hole? ALL of my Pubes last season came from plants that had nary a blossom on them before I brought them in in the Fall. We may be opposites climactically, but the same physics should apply, I'd think (and the smaller Rocotos don't take up all that much footage).

#1627113 StettoGro '19: In For a Dime

Posted by stettoman on 19 April 2019 - 10:53 AM

Great to hear that the day trips are coming soon. It feels good to get the plants out of the house even if just during the day, plus the natural sun seems to do them a lot of good.  And good luck with the "audition."  Gigging's not a bad way to pay for your dirt.

Heh, the audition was kind of a bust. The guy said that they "went to a lot of bluegrass festivals", he didn't say that he meant AS AUDIENCE. They were nice guys, but I don't see them doing a lot of gigging anytime soon...


Plus 1 on #139!
That, and you guys up in the frozen North may start later (some are just starting dirt day, as I reel them in) but you do, do better for the most part than I do here production wise. Maybe I need to put 2 and 1/2 foot plants out next March, that or do some serious research, which I have yet to find..LOL

Scott, I sure hope you're right on that production-wise remark.  Just for the PT, it's officially the old folks' first day out of Spring!! Aji Amarillo (3), Aji Mango (3), LO Thai (second summer), all my non-Pubescent OWs. It's supposed to get upwards of 60 degrees, but nighttime lows are gonna be iffy for a time...


#1627106 Pepper People are the Best

Posted by stettoman on 19 April 2019 - 10:37 AM

Woohoo!!!! I've been served AGAIN!!

PPATB, Thanks Reggie, much appreciated.

Half the anticipation and excitement getting a package from WarrantMan is the packaging.

Just opened my order to find a gift bottle included of his newest sauce.

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Me too.


Really much appreciated, Reggie, but you'll never get yer ass retired from the force if you keep "burning" up the profits!

#1627092 warrantmanpepperco "Aggravated Assault"

Posted by stettoman on 19 April 2019 - 09:38 AM

No greater compliment (with benefit$) can be paid than to become a customer.

We love trying new and different sauces and flavors, but everyone has their "ketchup". This Aggravated Assault has become mine. We have upwards of a dozen hotsauces in the fridge at any given time. Like I said above, this is the one I empty.


Thanks again, Reggie, great product!

Time to go fry some eggs!

#1626853 topping pepper plants?

Posted by stettoman on 18 April 2019 - 02:08 PM

A small number of my overwinters "self-stripped" when repotted this year, likely from shock. Most are rebounding beyond my expectation, an Aji Mango Baccatum in particular.

#1626815 StettoGro '19: In For a Dime

Posted by stettoman on 18 April 2019 - 10:50 AM

Another Thursday, another update: I'm far behind the rest of you northern hemisphere guys, but yet I endeavor to persevere. Other than the OWs, which are doing well, I have group photos.

Everything above ground is now in a window sill under natural light. My grow light stuation is apparently far inferior to robust growth, as shown in these photos. First, two trays brought up just this morning, plants that are 6 weeks old looking much less. A few ARE younger, from seed sent me more recently. But these should have come up when the others did, which were brought up because of space issues in the grow room.


They will undoubtedly improve quickly, and day trips outside are coming soon.

Here are the plants that have been in natural light for a few weeks. I think they speak for themselves.


The day I actually dread this year is plant out. I did not plan for so many plants, and many of them will have to be container grown if I want a ripe harvest...

I have a band "audition" tonight, a local bluegrass outfit needs a bass player, I need dirt money. It should work out...yes, they do Wagon Wheel....

#1626463 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by stettoman on 16 April 2019 - 04:03 PM


That's one thing I've been wondering about since initially seeing your awesome greenhouse in Unc's glog. My wife wants one but it's gonna be a "b-word" finding a place to put in full sun without running hundreds of feet of underground wire.



You could kill two birds with one stone if you trench and run elec. and water line at the same time.


My evil plan is to attach to the house, right where an exterior GFI happens to be. Water will still be an issue, being as my property has ONE (1) hydrant on a total 10 acres. This place, having been designed and built by a group of very drunk, very clueless farmers over a span of 5 deacades has made the simplest remodel a plumb-square-level nightmare.


But the soil is precious....

#1626440 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by stettoman on 16 April 2019 - 01:26 PM

Looking great.
Rocotos already, wow.


Ditto. I had a couple Pubes set a pod this winter, it was exciting. Can NOT wait for more, and my OW pubes are starting to show signs of flowering soon.