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stettoman

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#1648736 Finally, a Smoker I Can Call My Own

Posted by stettoman on Today, 01:25 PM

2nd cook after the modifications is not what I had planned, talked myself out of prime cuts til I get my epicurean head wrapped around this unit.

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Boss, I'll never doubt you. This Cowboy coal, after coming out so large and ready, turned into flakes at halfway through the bag. I did initially get 400° out of her, now the 250° I seek. She's gonna porpoise on the temps for a bit, but I gotta find the Right Fuel first. I should have time to shop mañana...


#1648467 2019 Hay Bale Pepper Patch

Posted by stettoman on 16 August 2019 - 04:47 PM

I'm clearing the jungle roads. Slow because it rains everyday but I'm getting there.

 

I put a lot of plant on the floor this morning. Gotta get that out and shred it for the compost.

 

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Damn, like the lowlands of the 'Nam...Watch for Mr. Two-Step....hangin' in the canopy....




#1648395 DF 2019 Glog

Posted by stettoman on 16 August 2019 - 11:01 AM

As much as I want to do all container growing inside, the Aphids have won each time. New experiment in placing Garden Thyme all over to deter them is on going so see what happens.

 

I hear ya, though my aphid/pest woes have been nothing compared to some. I have a sickly Rocoto in the house now that manifested an infestation, and another (in a completely seperate room) that has no bugs whatsoever. But I was more thinking in the way of growing outside/finishing inside, which I have no choice but to do if I want ripe pods some seasons.




#1648389 2019 - The Farm

Posted by stettoman on 16 August 2019 - 10:45 AM

He's posted recently on the Farm's FB page, like yesterday.

 

The shave and haircut might have made him a little shy.... :seeya:




#1648371 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by stettoman on 16 August 2019 - 09:01 AM

As promised. These guys grew side by side all season, same soil, same sun, same water, NO additional ferts but what the potting soil held.

I've known twins (human) who Mutt&Jeffed like this too...
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Funny, the short squat model is way more densely packed with pods....


#1648269 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by stettoman on 15 August 2019 - 04:35 PM

 

 

Damn...well...we tried....maybe next year...we go with an ISO only seed just for practicality's sake! For now though, I wouldn't give up! Weigh them green if need be! We got some real killers in here and someone is already passed a KILO! I am enjoying seeing all the neat F1's people ended up with on the crosses...I promise to grow them all at F2 for everyone to watch next year and make a thread for them. Let everyone chime in and decide which ones to select out for in the future maybe? Could be cool.

 

 

Seriously though! Don't get discouraged...I agree the red destroys the green in terms of flavor...but the Sri Lankan's ate them BOTH ways...red dried being their preference. Which now we see why...hahahah

 

 

WEIGH EM GREEN BOYS! We got ourselves a growdown to win! 

 

Don't get me wrong, Rich, I was simply agreeing that mine are overmaturing at an odd stage of development. My other plant, same pheno, has no ripe ones yet. I haven't even picked one for competition yet.

 

Funny though, the plant on auto-dehydrate is a smaller, more compact specimen (not 2 feet tall), even though I have no doubt it's the exact same genetic model. The difference? One is in a plastic 5 gallon grow bag, while the other is in a fabric 5 gallon bag. I'll get a side-by-each pic up in the morning...




#1648254 PaulG 2019

Posted by stettoman on 15 August 2019 - 02:53 PM

This season seems to be less than exemplary for a good number of us, Paul. Being on my second in a row, after a series of long warm Spring and late, warm autumn with a virtually perfect summer in betweens, these last two have felt that much worse.

 

Downswing in the earth's biorhythm? Idunno, but I sure hope if it is that the upswings are decades longer than the downs....




#1648221 MikeUSMC 2019 Grow

Posted by stettoman on 15 August 2019 - 11:22 AM

Wow Mike, you're going to make a nice haul out of all that!




#1648220 DF 2019 Glog

Posted by stettoman on 15 August 2019 - 11:20 AM

Hey Neil, I hear ya on the season woes, I just went ahead and container grew EVERYTHING this year knowing if I wanted anything looking like a harvest my garden would have to come in the house. Last year our first hard frost was two weeks from today. I expect similar this year, it already has the smell and feel of another early autumn.

 

Good luck on those habs!!




#1648202 Show Us Your Pubes! Group GLOG From The Rocoto Giveaway

Posted by stettoman on 15 August 2019 - 10:42 AM

My Giant Arequipas are starting to put off some fat ripe pods right now. These bad boys have some seriously thick and juicy walls, and a VERY spicy, long lasting burn.

 

Damn.....

 

My largest is still the size of a quarter. I'd better start making room for a long winter finish.....




#1648112 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by stettoman on 14 August 2019 - 05:14 PM

 

 Was it the cause though...?

 

Hullifiknow. We've hit some wild swings in temps, not so much day/night but day to day. I'm just willing to give padding my harvest a shot any way that is cheap and relatively harmless.

 

..and leave that poor SkullBiker be, mang; He's gonna be learning to grow in crushed seashells next season, fergawdsakes.....




#1648098 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by stettoman on 14 August 2019 - 03:42 PM

One word Siv:  "spray bottle in fridge."

 

OK, that's 4 words but you get my point...    :)

 

Couldn'a tol' me that, knowing my pod setting woes, ehyuh?

 

I just put a quart mister in the fridge, full of rain barrel water. We SHALL find out if your tips be true...!

 

Hey SkullB, those blue hair pepper plants would have messed up the culture down the anyway.... ;)




#1648097 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by stettoman on 14 August 2019 - 03:34 PM

 

My grow down plant is still only 18 " tall. Lots of

green pods that start to dry out as soon as they

begin to turn red. I don't like the flavor of the green

pods, so I will just let these dry on the vine. Not

much point in weighing anything.

 

Clever ruse, Guru   :rofl:

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Muhahahahahahah! My evil plan has finally come together! 

 

 

In all seriousness, just weigh them in! Someone is at a KILO already! 

 

Mine are behaving much the same. I'm finally getting one to ripen and it's dehydrating itself at the same time!! I tried one green--it had all the flavor profile of a blade of grass. The ripe ones look Szechuan ready...




#1648082 Show Us Your Pubes! Group GLOG From The Rocoto Giveaway

Posted by stettoman on 14 August 2019 - 01:36 PM

Man, I'm sad. With all the good things slowly going with my pepper endeavor this season, my little Small Brown Rocoto insists on teasing but remaining a bridesmaid. She's flowering regularly and appears to be setting pods, then the blessed little podlets simply unceremoniously drop. All of them. All my Rocotos, though in different states of health and stages of production, are setting at least some fruit, a few even ripening nicely.

...not my *s-s-sniff* Small Brown...

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Ecuador Red
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My giantesseses DeSeda Yello, Arequipa & Gelbe Riesen
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Everything in fabric bags are overachieving. Fabric for everyone next season!


#1647978 Finally, a Smoker I Can Call My Own

Posted by stettoman on 13 August 2019 - 06:29 PM

So what's the word on Fogo with you guys? My browser is popup Fogo hell right now.

Yeah Mike I gotta check ALL the stores if I'm gonna get some serious wood....yep, I said that....