I've been putting off doing this but now I want to show some pictures of insect damage but don't have the GLOG set up yet! so here's a crash course into what and where I'm growing this year. I hope to detail each location more thoroughly soon.
This year I saved some seed and plants from last year's grow, and also ordered a few varieties from puckerbutt's "Chris Phillips Collection." Briefly,
Bhut x Neyde - CP Special Orange from Puckerbutt's Chris Phillips collection
Black Bhutlah F2, going to try to grow a few of these, I like experimenting with early generations
Vietnamese Tear Jerker
Maldivian Heart x Purple Bhut F3
C7 from Smokin Ed
X3R Red Knight
Numex Heritage 6-4
Yellow Scotch Bonnett
Tepin from Park Seed
"Ghost Pepper" a gift from a friend. Probably a Bhut Jolokia but maybe a color varient we'll see.
Douglah, have 2 plants over wintered from last year, haven't germinated any new seeds for this year
Trinidad Morgua Scorpion, 3 overwintered plants is all I need
Aji (taken from the NMSU pepper teaching garden. I could probably learn more about this weird strain)
8 Guatemalan landraces, I'll try to do a post specific to them at some point.
I'm growing at 4 locations: Pots in the front yard, a garden bed, pots in a back porch across town, and windowsill pots in my laboratory.
Here are some photos of the various locations taken around May 15th
Hey everyone, great forum you have here! I've been reading this site for a while as a lurker and decided to finally join the fun. I've been posting on the reddit forum r/HotPeppers for a while but that group is mostly really small gardeners and people posting pictures of a small spot or chew mark on a leaf and asking why the sky is falling. It was time to move over here.
I'm studying Plant Breeding at University of Georgia, specializing in genetic transformation and genome engineering in row crops, but hot chiles have been a hobby of mine since about 2012. This season I'm growing ~25 varieties including a few Guatemalan landraces, a couple of F1s, and one F2 population. When I put it like that it sounds so serious, but my largest garden doesn't get quite enough hours of sun so i'm not expecting huge harvests.
Looking forward to talking to you all, and learning more about the community.
Does anyone know what the best meetups or festivals in the southeast are?