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DontPanic

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#1588086 Can I eat it?

Posted by DontPanic on 17 October 2018 - 10:36 PM

Part of me sez:  Come On!  You shouldn't even have to ask about the one on the bottom right!

 

Then again, I realize Whole Foods sells peppers that look similar for $5/lb.  :)




#1587984 October SFRB 22 Dolla Make Ya Holla

Posted by DontPanic on 17 October 2018 - 02:38 PM

Wow!  There's an interesting box of peppers!

 

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#1587584 Citrus from seeds

Posted by DontPanic on 15 October 2018 - 05:14 PM

Here's a Satsuma from seed.  I bought come Satsumas from Rouses Grocery Store, and saved some of the seeds.

 

This is one or two years along (probably two years, but I didn't keep track).

 

Growth really kicked in just recently.

 

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#1587481 October SFRB 22 Dolla Make Ya Holla

Posted by DontPanic on 15 October 2018 - 12:24 AM

I put in for one of these earlier today.

 

I couldn't resist.  There's a lot of stuff here I don't see anywhere else.

 




#1587191 Fabric Pots/Grow Bags

Posted by DontPanic on 13 October 2018 - 07:33 PM

A dog and cat sharing tips on how to grow peppers.

 

Maybe there is hope for world peace!




#1586881 Fabric Pots/Grow Bags

Posted by DontPanic on 12 October 2018 - 03:15 PM

I've been disappointed with my 5 gallon grow bags this year.  They dry out very fast, and therefor are out of sync with when everything else needs watering.

 

Plants that stand up by themselves in 3 gallon pots need staking in my 5 gallon grow bags.

 

I think my soil mixture has too much breathing and air-pruning going on (it's mostly loose mulch).

 

I think one of the lessons is to pay better attention to the soil you use in a grow bag.  A better ratio of perlite and/or vermiculite might have made things easier.

 

I have several side-by-side duplicates of pepper plants in 5 gallon grow bags and 3 gallon pots.  But I think my results are all skewed by not having the right soil in my grow bags, and not staking the pepper plants in grow bags.




#1586788 green or red? Jalpenos... what do you do?

Posted by DontPanic on 11 October 2018 - 11:32 PM

It's only been a few years since I first started growing peppers.

I remember my first year, I would pick them green just like all the peppers I'd seen in the store. And I couldn't figure out why none of my peppers were hot. :)


#1586758 Red Habanero questions

Posted by DontPanic on 11 October 2018 - 06:20 PM

I've always considered the name "Habanero" to generally refer to a large family of varieties.

 

Is there a specific variety that is considered the authoritative "Habanero" variety?




#1586723 A 2nd SFRB Seed Saver! 16 Varieties! $18 US and PayPal

Posted by DontPanic on 11 October 2018 - 12:07 PM

The SFRB arrived!  Everything looks fantastic!

 

Thanks again!

 

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#1586373 The official 2018/2019 mega seed train

Posted by DontPanic on 09 October 2018 - 05:24 PM

OK, count me in.

 

I forgot about two packages going in opposite directions.  One way or the other, I can put together a respectable contribution to each package.




#1586365 The official 2018/2019 mega seed train

Posted by DontPanic on 09 October 2018 - 05:03 PM

How long do seeds typically require to dry?

 

I have a Seed Saver SFRB with several interesting varieties coming from Bhuter.  It won't arrive until the end of this week.  Then I've been allowing a minimum of two weeks for my seeds to dry.

 

I'm interested in participating, but my current collection of seeds is limited if I don't have time to put together some of the seeds from the Seed Saver SFRB.




#1586360 NOT! St. Lucia Yellow Seasoning Pepper

Posted by DontPanic on 09 October 2018 - 04:52 PM

I bought some St. Lucia Yellow Seasoning Pepper seeds from a vendor on Etsy.

 

The seeds germinated OK, but the peppers are not yellow (they mature to red), and it's fairly hot (not a seasoning pepper).

 

The peppers are definitely a Chinense.  They have that distinctive Chinense flavor, and a heat level that I would estimate on the low end of the Habanero range.  Much hotter than my annuums, but not nearly my hottest Hab.

 

While I was disappointed at first, this plant has gone on to impress me in a few ways.

 

The plant has some distinctive purple coloration on the stalk and on the peppers as they mature.  It's not a strongly purple as some pepper plants I've seen, but it has a portion of that trait.

 

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The plant is one of my most prolific, maturing to a red pepper about the size of a quarter.

 

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For me this is a plant with a lot of peppers!

 

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I consider this pepper plant a keeper, but I'd like to know it's name, or at least the name of some peppers that are similar to this plant.

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you can think of.

 




#1586258 What are these?

Posted by DontPanic on 08 October 2018 - 11:32 PM

You can always save the seeds.

 

Take pictures of each group of peppers, and save the seeds separately.

 

You'll have time to go back later and compare those pictures to other pictures on the Internet.

 

I did something similar last year.  I ordered a SFRB of mixed peppers, and didn't ask to get them labeled.

 

It got confusing.  :)

 

I sorted most of them out, a few I just had to take a guess.

 

Google has mountains of pictures for most of these peppers.

 




#1586156 A 2nd SFRB Seed Saver! 16 Varieties! $18 US and PayPal

Posted by DontPanic on 08 October 2018 - 11:55 AM

If this one is still available, I'll take it.




#1585792 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by DontPanic on 06 October 2018 - 02:12 PM

Here's my first pod:

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So I guess maybe I do have a white variety of the PDN x BMJ cross.

I haven't been throwing the coals at it with ferts, and it's had to grow out during the heat of my summer, so the pods are a little smaller than y'alls.

Most of my other pods are bigger than this one, but not as big as others I've seen here.

But, given my lazy style of growing peppers (especially with respect to a steady stream of nutrients), my plants are coming along good.

It's a pretty hot pepper. I'm a terrible judge of Scoville just by tasting the pod. I just ate a piece of the tip, and it definitely has a kick.