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Honey Badger

Member Since 17 Aug 2016
Offline Last Active Jul 20 2018 02:31 PM

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In Topic: New record for longest germination

16 July 2018 - 09:05 AM


I've heard that those wild varieties take forever.  Never grown any of them, though. How do they taste?


I've grown some tepin chilli last year and managed to over-winter one. I remember they were not very hot but none of my peppers had much heat last year mainly due to bad summer. Lots of rain and pests. Only lemon-drops had some flavour and heat for some reason while Trinidad Scorpions had no heat at all. Chiltepins were very nice looking, but as I said, not much anything else. That was last year.


This year, the old plant is full with tiny green pods and lots and losts of flower and this summer has been great here. We have unimaginable spell of sunshine and heat and my chillies are protected from rain with a gazebo and I'm hopefull they will properly develop both flavour and heat. I have two lemon-drop plants from last year seed and they are very prolific and good looking. It is still early days for me, only harvested couple of green serranos and my first pod just started to turn colour:


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In Topic: Ants on Pepper Plants

06 July 2018 - 04:25 AM

I have couple borax traps around my peppers for ants. In my garden, they are aphid farmers and I have to control them.

In Topic: What causes this?

06 July 2018 - 04:10 AM

Easy maybe fix: Pepper Tea sprayed on the leaves regularly.  Most pests hate it.


How do you make pepper tea?


I had it before, just mixed chilli powder, crushed garlic with a bit of vodka and water in a spray bottle, tried to treat aphids with it but had no joy. It only made my eyes water and stank to high heavens.

In Topic: What causes this?

06 July 2018 - 04:07 AM


I don't know your local flora and fauna, so I had to look it up.  Certainly seems plausible.


This is capsid bug on my potato plant:


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They are not that bad really, they cause some damage but never kill the plant. Or so they say. 

In Topic: What causes this?

05 July 2018 - 06:09 PM

I had a magnifier on it, couldn't see anything conclusive. Someone said it could be capsid damage.