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Can't get around "error 406"

17 June 2019 - 11:03 AM

What is "error 406"? It is not allowing me to upload a photo in ANY format. I do not possess the computer talent to get around it, much less understand it.

Therapeutic CalMag Dosage

04 April 2019 - 01:07 PM

Brain lazy, I could research it, but you guys are too smart not to ask here first.


I had several hooks come up a fairly deep purple that worked too hard to green up, especially Anuums. The true leaves are a nice dark green, but I'm going to fortify my 1 quart mist bottle with some CaMag. I'm thinking for foliar I could get away with 1/2 tsp/quart, but I'd love some input as to whether that may be overkill. I'm also wondering about frequency. My plants are getting misted every day, but they aren't going to like getting hit with that much CalMag every day....are they?


There is also coco coir involved, some containers straight, some mixed with a peat blend.





StettoGro '19: In For a Dime

27 February 2019 - 05:33 PM

76....In English that would be ALMOST TWICE AS DAMNED MANY AS LAST YEAR.


Ah well, Last year I dwelled on downsizing, this year I must have assumed it would be automatic.


I argued with myself over whether to glog at all this year, other than to carry over noobishness from the last two seasons I don't have that much to offer...But everyone loves to see a Zone 3 die-hard gardener scratch and claw his way through a short season!!


Anyhow, this is how my week started---I was particularly proud of my innovative use of the pill caddy.... :idea:


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That was the first "load", almost all black seeds. The next day the yellow seeds went in while the black ones found their nests. The sad thing is the seeds I didn't put in; the Paprika and the Urfa Biber and the Aji Limo and the and the and the...Until that damned greenhouse gets itself magically erected I gotta limit myself.


OK, at least one of each Pubescen is going into fivers or larger containers. So will the best of the Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques and my Sri Lanka Chilli Red competitor and what long season peppers I can. What goes into the 8th acre this year will be treated to a till-less grow, it's at least worth a try. Most of the anuums will be out there.


For what it's worth, here is the current state of my grow....


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Big Apple Red Rocoto--3

Mini Brown Rocoto--3

De Seda Yellow/Orange Rocoto--3

Costa Rica Red Rocoto--3

XL Brown Rocoto--3

Gelbe Riesen Yellow Rocoto--3

Gelbe Riesen Var--3

Arequipa Giant Red Rocoto--3



Giant Yellow Rocoto--3

Turbo Pube--3

Ecuador Red Rocoto---3

Aji Largo Rocoto--3

Large Red Rocoto--1




Aji Arnaucho--2

Papa Dreadie SB--3



Pimenta de Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques Violet F6--3

Pimenta de Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques White F6--3



Pepper Guru

Sri Lanka Chilli Red Growdown --2

Sri Lanka Chilli Red Off-Pheno (?)--1



Jimmy Nardello--3


Moruga Welder



Antep Aci Dolma--3


Tradewinds Fruit

Big Jim--6

Sante Fe Grande--2


Costco (yup, seeds from store peppers)

Red Bell (for the Darlin' Bride and her stir-fry)--6


I still have the OWs, Aji Amarillo, Aji Mango, Turbo Pube, Large Red Rocoto, Rocoto Rojo (2), Peruvian Red Rocoto (2) Ecuador Red Rocoto, Large Orange Thai, Aji Oro, Rocoto Arequipena, but I didn't want to brag.


Let the love-hate begin! I'm gonna start it with a Voodoo Ranger....






Chokecherry, maybe rhubarb too...

07 December 2018 - 04:39 PM

OK, definitely rhubarb too.


Hey, I've chatted with Reggie/WarrantMan a little concerning winemaking, and so far I know just enough to throw a couple of the words around as if I know what I'm talking about. Where I live we're blessed with an abundance of wild fruit and a couple of rhubarb bushes (yes, bushes). I've talked for years about getting into winemaking, and the bumper crop of chokecherry this season has me doing just a little more than talking, to the point where the Darlin' Bride has expressed a desire to buy me a "kit" for Christmas. Well cool....


Except neither of us really know where to start, there seems to be 735 "kits" of various capacities and inventories of parts and a price spectrum that kicks our asses. I know from Reggie that I'd need 2 carboys, which means an additional purchase because NOBODY sells a kit with more than one carboy...In fact I haven't seen an all-inclusive kit yet, though the verbage in almost every ad claims "everything you need"....I'd ask Reggie direct, but he does the po'boy method, I don't scrounge so good...


I think that all I really need is a brand name or a vender that avid hobbyists trust, I can take it from there. I'd like the first experience to lead to a second one....


Wild fruit types we got growing all over:









...and the rhubarb, one of the best self generating edibles out there.....




Deseeding Rocotos

13 October 2018 - 04:38 PM

Just a quick question: I'm deseeding some ripe Turbo Pubes and Large Red Rocotos, and have dutifully left these pods on the vine until they are VERY ripe (soft and just slightly wrinkly).

Question: About a quarter of the harvested seed is not black, rather a dark tan to dark brown. Should they be sorted out and tossed or are they viable? They appear as healthy as the black ones, just not black.