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AndyW

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What crosses have you started this year?

07 August 2018 - 07:11 PM

I'm pretty new to crossing. I tried a couple times last year and destroyed the pistil each time. On a whim the other day, I grabbed a flower from my lemondrop plant, opened up and removed the stamens from a "Fooled You" Jalapeño flower, and did some pollination and marked the bud. A couple days later I realized a pod was forming and it's gotten bigger so I'm thinking it's going to stick.

Of course, many of you take crossing more seriously and have a method to the madness. I'm just in it for fun/experimentation.

Whether you fall in one camp or the other or even in between, what crosses are you starting this year?

NuMex Suave Orange, Trick-or-treat, pink hab, Habanada etc.?

26 July 2018 - 05:57 PM

So from reading these all seem to be extremely similar. Has anyone grown multiple and have any feedback on the similarities/differences between them or simply which you prefer?

Edited to fix the title (autocorrect)

Pepper flavor

24 July 2018 - 08:16 PM

So I see a lot of peppers being described as one or more of the following: grassy, floral, and fruity.
Like for example, ghosts are extremely floral, unripe peppers tend to be "grassy", etc. Do you find that how they're usually described match up to your personal experience?

Like for example, I've seen reapers described as sweet and fruity, but I can't tell a difference between a Reaper and a. Ghost aside from heat. I've even tried cutting from the bottom of a pod and running cold water over it for up to a minute. Just 100% floral.

Has anyone else experienced this?

Of course maybe the seeds I got weren't pure reaper, so who knows

Tags

14 July 2018 - 12:26 AM

So I never had any luck with using cut up blinds as plant tags. No matter what I tried, everything seemed to just rub or rinse right off. I also didn't want to invest in metal tags, so I came up with a cheaper solution. It also avoids any runoff of nail polish for those who use that method to preserve writing on vinyl tags.
Materials: paper, pen, scissors, twist ties

There's probably no need for a step by step instruction, but why not?

Step 1: fold the paper


Step 2: write out all of your varieties (remember, one for each plant, not each variety!)

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Step 3: cut out each section (I lost my scissors and I'm lazy so I just tore the paper)

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Step 4: get your baggies and use a nail or something similar to put a hole through the top above the seal


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Step 5: put a twist tie, yarn, or anything else through the hole and secure it.

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This is super self-explanatory and it's tedious, but I hadn't thought of it until now so maybe one other person might benefit from it.

Cleaning grinders

09 July 2018 - 11:58 PM

This may or may not be the right section, but I was just wondering how most of you clean out your grinders. I got mine used at a second-hand store, so it doesn't have any bells and whistles. Just a lid that comes off. Definitely doesn't seem like something to submerge. I'm guessing a lot of you have grinders with removable bowls/etc.?