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#1450792 Companion Plants?

Posted by dub_sauces on 27 April 2017 - 02:11 PM

hmmm... im new... which list is this? and who is craig

#1450789 Companion Plants?

Posted by dub_sauces on 27 April 2017 - 01:33 PM

Basil seems to do a great job with aphids. But sometimes it attracts whitefly, and has to be treated as sacrificially. But on the other hand, it does seem to keep critters away from the peppers!

cool,  i started typing my previous question like an hour ago but my mom called said she had 3 trays of flowers they were getting rid of so in the time it took me to get back to this you have already answered one of my questions, and i have lots of basil out in the gardens already so ill move some to my pepper gardens when they go outside full time.



part of todays trash flower run, not really worth the effort for the 2 trays if you ask me, but just out of the shot there are 8 dying something or others in decent starter pots...

#1450785 Companion Plants?

Posted by dub_sauces on 27 April 2017 - 01:23 PM

sooo... along the lines of what to grow along with peppers, what if i want to plant some flowers that arent food for their natural pest deterrent abilities and to attract pollinators?  my mom is always bringing me free flowers (if they got knocked over or some idiot kid ripped the flower from it or they just weren't top shelf looking) from the garden center where she works, mainly for the pots and because I compost the potting soil out in my back yard for future years... 


all that to say, are there any you personally have had good luck with that I should keep an eye out for? or go buy? price doesn't matter... I mean there is a Ferrari/Maserati dealership down the street and a Lamborghini dealership a quarter mile in the other direction sooo the freakin flowers people around here buy are primarily stupidly rare or just really expensive and I usually just ignore them cause I want the dirt and pots (wtf am I going to do with 5 thai orchids? etc), but i'll have to start looking at what they actually are I guess.   

#1450548 i keep getting asked for some of this

Posted by dub_sauces on 26 April 2017 - 04:42 PM

yeah, sorry. ive gotten better at avoiding message boards and forums when drunk buuuut its a newer thing for me (the drinking) and I don't quite have the hang of it all yet. I'm 2 years 8 months off all the illegal stuff though so that's a plus.... hope I didn't offend anyone

#1450489 i keep getting asked for some of this

Posted by dub_sauces on 26 April 2017 - 01:01 PM

oh... yeah pretty much. DPSE(BIDREI)?  drunk post sober edit but I don't remember editing it

#1450384 How in the world did this happen?

Posted by dub_sauces on 26 April 2017 - 01:22 AM

i kept teling myself i have enough for the season but still found myself starting a new batch of seedlings every few weeks...

#1448492 cant wait till this is done

Posted by dub_sauces on 19 April 2017 - 06:18 PM

pickled some awesomness today...    habanero, jalepeno, anaheim, fresno, shredded lime peel,  and sweet onions from portugal...






I should have stuffed it more but I wound up with an overflow jar...  meh.

#1448332 any suggestions on a sauce for french fries?

Posted by dub_sauces on 19 April 2017 - 12:13 AM

Try making your own fries I like to add a few chopped up super hots to the oil slowly bring to temp for frying. Then remove peppers from oil and add fries this makes a super spicy fry then add ketchup or my favorite my tomato relish for dipping!!


i use my napalm oilto coat the baking tray whenever i cook steak fries. but when I'm just eating premade French fries I use my own pineapple ghost pepper sauce mixed with a smidgen of ketchup... 3/4 sauce 1/4 ketchup, roughly.

#1447642 Adding cauliflower to increase viscosity?

Posted by dub_sauces on 16 April 2017 - 02:38 PM

Dude cauliflower would have the potential to mess it up more than any thickener. These are designed to thicken only and impart 0 flavor. The only thing you have to be careful with is amount, and that is easy. Just add a very little at a time. Like McDonald's coke spoon size. ;)

Lol. Never can get a spoon at a mcdonalds in the ghetto parts of town, why is that do ya think ;)

#1447427 Opening Day...

Posted by dub_sauces on 15 April 2017 - 03:49 PM

never mind, i looked it up on the web... thats maybe an hour from me so im gonna check it out after easter.

#1447324 Ramen a la D3

Posted by dub_sauces on 15 April 2017 - 10:57 AM

soup broth almost done, i've re added probably 6 cups worth of evaporated water over time. Has a really good flavor and spice. Mostly from the white pepper but some from the dried peppers as well. Mouth feel is really good. Only way to improve it would to of cooked it with some pork bones. 


Getting ready to cut the heat off and let it cool before throwing in the fridge for the night. 


lol, so i know exactly what you mean but the phrase "6 cups of evaporated water" made me laugh as i pictured someone dumping empty measuring cups into a pot...  anyway, that dish looks awesome, nice work!

#1447038 Is it safe to plant this?

Posted by dub_sauces on 14 April 2017 - 01:57 PM

Where I used to live, large groups of children would sit for hours on the porch and stairs right outside the apartment. They would look in the window and ask what we were doing. One kid urinated in our yard. They would scream and argue. Chalk pictures on the concrete. Trash got left behind all the time. I put corn starch on the porch and stairs so they wouldn't want to sit there, so the parents called the police and told them that I had tried to poison their children. I wouldn't put anything out that would just get tracked in on my shoes and possibly hurt the cat.


I need to get some of that 9.6 million SHU stuff to put on my plants.



useless urchins...  its no wonder victorian england put them to work in mills and factories.

#1446746 Would you use an app to help keep track of your pepper biz?

Posted by dub_sauces on 13 April 2017 - 04:13 PM

I say go for it if you are passionate about it. But it will likely not make any money. The way the stand-alone app world works is, you have to offer it free (at first) to attract users, and when it goes viral, you add premium services for a nominal fee, but still keep the main app free for exposure. This is so niche, it would likely not make much money, but it is a great idea, I am sure, to fill a void. But on the business side I would venture to say it would not be popular enough to take to the next level and would always either be a free app, or one you charge a fee for, with low sales. But maybe you have something great here so try it!


ive already started... thats why my pots all have qr codes like this one  :)




I use them to track when ive watered and fert usage as well... much more to come. since I'm doing it alone its going to be a while until I have an actual product for people to use, but it will be quite useful to anyone who grows peppers, or anything for that matter. wont be limited to people who have a biz...

#1446709 ONIONS!!!

Posted by dub_sauces on 13 April 2017 - 01:48 PM

I picked the Kelsea because of this description, who doesn't like to show off their giant vegetables??
110 days. Allium cepa. Plant produces giant 15 lb sweet white onion. The Kelsae Sweet Giant Onion holds the Guinness World Record for the Largest Onion in the World at at nearly 15 lb 5.5 oz and 33 inches diameter! It has a unique mild sweet flavor. Impress your neighbors and try growing a World Record size onion. Long day variety suitable for Northern regions. pk/100

We grow the Ailsa Craigs every year, most years they do pretty well with softball sized onions. Also usually plant some regular sets picked up from the local stores.

These sound interesting, garlic taste would be good. I may have source seeds and try these.


man i would love an onion the size of a large pumpkin

#1446593 Zera Food Recycler, 24hour fertilizer

Posted by dub_sauces on 13 April 2017 - 02:23 AM

it seems like the dried ground up matter (if that's what it is as opposed to actual composted material)  would compost in a matter of ...?days?....?a week or 2? ...and be usable to the plants right away as opposed to the year-long cycle of the usual compost pile. 
Dunno~ some of you plant guru guys could probably answer that question.

Wouldnt that process steal nitrogen from the soil that the plant could be depending on? At least while it was actively decomposing... On a whim one day I shredded some carrot peels and mixed em in with some dirt and attempted to grow a pepper in it. The thing sprouted white, almost translucent, and then died after a few days. Havent tried that since :)