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FITN

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#1622336 Show Us Your Pubes! Group GLOG From The Rocoto Giveaway

Posted by FITN on 25 March 2019 - 11:57 AM

I live smack dab in the middle of the city and I don't have a lot of space. My wife and I have gotten really good at finding ways to squeeze garden space into every nook and cranny of our place without taking away yard space for my kids to play. My backyard is south facing, I've got a detached garage, a horse chestnut tree and a 6 foot privacy fence all of which create a lot of shade. This is great for cooling us in the heat of the summer but it's hard to find good spots to place plants to get sufficient sunlight. Gotta get creative! Lol


#1622263 Show Us Your Pubes! Group GLOG From The Rocoto Giveaway

Posted by FITN on 24 March 2019 - 11:52 PM

I've got a raised bed in the southwest corner of my yard. It will get morning sun from the East and a little afternoon sun. I have a Horse Chestnut tree that will shade it from noon on through the day and my fence will partially shade it in the evening. Hopefully that will suit the plants just fine.

I will say that the people on this forum have been a treasure trove of information. I've always been a spicy food fan but only got into growing peppers a few years ago and the people and information here have really helped me along. I may not have much by the way of experience to offer people but what little I do have, I try give back to others. Just wanted to say thanks! Hopefully soon I'll have some picture worthy plants to post up for everyone.


#1622262 Show Us Your Pubes! Group GLOG From The Rocoto Giveaway

Posted by FITN on 24 March 2019 - 11:33 PM

If possible, I'd recommend giving them eastern exposure for direct morning sun and putting them up against a fence, tree, house, bushes, or whatever so they get indirect or mottled sunlight through most of the remainder of the day, when your temperatures will climb.  See how they like that.  I think it can take a while to dial-in how to best grow pubes in your climate and conditions, but once you do they can be extremely productive plants.  Some climates they just don't seem to like, but I think they have the capability to do very well in Spokane, despite the heat.  There's a lot of good growers in this thread so I'm sure you'll see other's ideas too and that's really helpful.
 
Do you get bumblebees in your yard?  I find they are the best pollinators of rocotos in my area by a huge margin.  I plant purple flowered hyssop to keep them active around my plants.


Ya know, I think I've got the perfect spot. I've got a couple plants so I'll try a few different places around the yard. I really appreciate the help.

We don't have many bumble bees around but I do get a lot of honey bees so I would think that they would do just as good pollinating.


#1622247 Show Us Your Pubes! Group GLOG From The Rocoto Giveaway

Posted by FITN on 24 March 2019 - 09:38 PM

Great news FITN!   I don't think you'll be too late.  Most likely they'll start setting pods well as soon as the summer starts to cool off a little, which is probably about when they would have started setting well if they'd sprouted a month ago.
 
I have 2 varieties that just sprouted recently (1 of them just today) and I'm still hoping for my last variety to show, so I'm in the same boat.  Plus they won't ripen as quickly for me over on the west side as they will for you in Spokane.

That's great news, I appreciate it. Seeing as I've never grown pubes I have no knowledge of how long they take to mature and set pods.

Knowing that I live in Spokane and it's fairly hot and dry climate, what's your recommendation as far as sun exposure? I can put the plants in different locations depending on sun exposure, such as full sun, sun for half the day or full shade.


#1622193 Show Us Your Pubes! Group GLOG From The Rocoto Giveaway

Posted by FITN on 24 March 2019 - 04:43 PM

It took forever and a day but the mini reds and the miraflores seeds sent to me by ShowMeDaSauce finally sprouted. Not much to look at right now but I'll post pictures once the are a bit bigger. I really hope it's not to late into year getting them started.


#1621886 Unknown Asian Market Pepper

Posted by FITN on 22 March 2019 - 08:19 PM

They're Fresnos and yeah, good peppers.  Not very hot.  I bought one at QFC a month back and growing a couple seeds out now. 
 
Plan to use it in sauces as it can be a
great base, but lots of uses.


Thanks for the help! I've heard of them but I've never tried them. I asked her to pick out some peppers for me, so I can make salsa. I've used up my meager harvest from last year so I needed store bought peppers. She got me some orange Habs and these Fresno's. Let's see how well the work in a salsa!


#1621640 Hot sauce created to mimic spider venom

Posted by FITN on 21 March 2019 - 06:47 PM

According to the article, it contains a "synthetic poison" but no actual venom was used in the hot sauce. I'm not so sure I want a hot sauce with any kind of poison in it, synthetic or not!

I will say that I love the direction this thread is taking though, lol!


#1621562 Hot sauce created to mimic spider venom

Posted by FITN on 21 March 2019 - 02:38 PM

So I just stumbled across this.

https://brobible.com...pider-bite/amp/

I'm a big hot sauce fan, I put it on just about everything. That being said, I like it to have flavor, not just heat. I'm not exactly sure how they would make a sauce that mimic a venom. It seems far more like a marketing ploy to me. If you look at the ingredients list, there is not specific hot pepper mentioned, all it says is red pepper.

Just thought this was interesting. Any thoughts? Has anyone tried it?


#1621448 Seeds? Where do I get them

Posted by FITN on 20 March 2019 - 11:36 PM

Two top notch peppers I grow each year would be Yellow Fatalli's and Bahamain Goat. Both taste great and produce well.

And welcome to the THP!


#1620881 Somebody was in a rush

Posted by FITN on 18 March 2019 - 02:39 PM

Isn't in amazing how resilient pepper plants can be! Glad your back on track!


#1620296 Leviathan Gnarly Scorpion pod test

Posted by FITN on 15 March 2019 - 03:23 PM

 
 
I'm totally excited!! We are going to be burning up this summer!!!


I've got a few of your Brown Morugas growing as well so yeah, it's gonna be toasty!


#1620281 Leviathan Gnarly Scorpion pod test

Posted by FITN on 15 March 2019 - 02:13 PM

 
 
I'm totally excited!! We are going to be burning up this summer!!!


Got that right! Ha ha! 75% of my grow this year is new varietys to me, I've got a lot to look forward too!


#1620173 Fixing Dying Roots and Leaves with Kratky Hydroponics

Posted by FITN on 15 March 2019 - 12:23 AM

Nice! I've just started to get into kratky these last few months. Always a learning experience. Thanks for the helpful videos. What kind of peppers were those? Also, I noticed that once it had recuperated and started putting on pods, a lot of the leaves were yellow on the edges. What would have caused that?


#1620172 Leviathan Gnarly Scorpion pod test

Posted by FITN on 15 March 2019 - 12:15 AM

Me too. Im growing 2 plants.

Glad you got some to germinate!


#1620054 Leviathan Gnarly Scorpion pod test

Posted by FITN on 14 March 2019 - 02:23 PM

I've got a couple Leviathan plants growing as well. Super excited to try them after watching Peters review.