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ThatBlondGuy101

Member Since 01 Mar 2017
Offline Last Active Aug 13 2018 09:56 AM

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In Topic: 2017 Inaugural Southern Hemisphere Growdown Throwdown Aji Amarillo

29 April 2018 - 04:25 AM

Awesome!

 

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KAOS: 2065:108

Drathag: 281:15

ThatBlondGuy101: 45:1

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KAOS Takes the pod count over 100!

And the kg's over two!

 

I've got a weigh in impending...  :seeya:


In Topic: TBG's First Chilli Blitz! (2017-18)

16 April 2018 - 09:44 AM

So, its been over a month between updates. And before that, they were pretty sparse. So I figured that I owe it to all you guys who were following along before to tell you what the hell has been happening.

 

Well, back in February, the 19th to be exact, I moved out of home. If you hadn't figured already, last year I finished high school, remember those weeks around September/October when I was really slack with updates? That was when I had my final exams. So anyway, after finishing school, I got accepted into university, and am now studying engineering down in Sydney. So I moved down here mid-February, and obviously haven't seen my chillies too much since, twice, actually. My family has been maintaining the garden, and picking lots and lots of pods. Seriously, its insane. When I went home for the easter break, the patch hadn't been picked in 3-4 days. I picked over 5 1/2 kg of pods!!!! Most of what's been picked is being frozen, some is being dried straight away (I've got several kg's of Cayenne X Bhut drying), and a small amount is being consumed - my family doesn't have much of a taste for heat, and have no intention of developing one, but they eat some of the milder varieties, and I take some of everything back with me when I visit.

 

So yeah, that's where I'm at. The garden is still going pretty well, most plants have stopped flowering for the season, but are still ripening the remaining pods. I only ended up planting the 40 plants in the patch, plus the 3 in pots. All the rest are still in solo cups, not doing much, but they are alive at any rate. Some have a runt pod or two, most are quite lanky. I don't really have any much photos, I'll try to get some for you all.

 

Although this is not the end, I'd like to thank everyone who has been a part of my wonderful chilli adventure - I've learnt so much from this fantastic forum, and can only hope to be able to share even a tenth of the wisdom and generosity that I have been shown. A special thanks goes out to all the other Southern Hemisphere growers, you know who you are, its been great sharing our seasons side by side, building off each other to make this season great. No where else have I known a community that is as helpful, friendly and open as The Hot Pepper, and it is a privilege to be a part of it. 

I have open pollinated seeds of every plant I harvested pods from, and a few isolated varieties. If anyone wants any, let me know, I will be more than happy to share with you!

 

 

All The Best, 

 

                         ThatBlondGuy101.

 

 

 

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In Topic: New Dragon Breath Pepper?

16 April 2018 - 09:17 AM

 

Not even no sign. We have a new record on the Reaper in its place.

 

Its what has got me really confused. Ed would have had to have lodged the attempt, or re-attempt or whatever you want to call it, either back before Pepper X got hyped or around then. So if he was really sending in the Pepper X to Guinness, as he said multiple times, then why on earth did he send in the Reaper as well??? I'm fairly certain that there was no "as well" - Pepper X was never submitted to Guinness. It was all just a marketing ploy, to get attention back to him and his business and his peppers. And it sure as hell has worked.


In Topic: 2017 Inaugural Southern Hemisphere Growdown Throwdown Aji Amarillo

16 April 2018 - 09:10 AM

KAOS: 1271.6:61

Drathag: 281:15

ThatBlondGuy101: 45:1

 

KAOS has hit the 1kg mark! Congrats!

 

Weather has been uncharacteristically good on my turf, got a few more pods colouring up now, too. Might not need to take them into a better position until May, fingers crossed!

 

Also good to see LocalFart isn't out of the game just yet, hang in there, they'll start coming in time!

 

Still no sign of any challenge to my 45g monster pod! :rofl:

 

Also, now is probably the time to start thinking about what each of us will contribute towards the prize(s). 


In Topic: New Dragon Breath Pepper?

10 April 2018 - 05:44 PM

Funny thing is, one of those dubious claims was from Ed himself with good ol' Pepper X - what with it starting off mustard, then they announce that no, it isn't mustard, which is convenient because a lot of people were doubting that a mustard pepper could be as hot as he claimed, and then we wait for Guinness to announce it officially in November, here we are in April, and still no sign of Pepper X - The World's Hottest Pepper.