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Finally some success with a Red Bhut, in spite of other failures

06 November 2017 - 06:52 PM

(Pic 1) This was my Red Bhut Jolokia about a month ago.  Just starting to retain blooms and convert to pods.


Had to learn about the over-watering the hard way.  explains why many peppers didn't do well before, as we have heat, heavy, persistent rains, and then me.  Habanero of the same age is still less than a foot tall, but still alive.


(Pic 2)  where we are now, 8 to 10 pods, 1-12 to 2 inches long, with several more smaller ones coming on, and tons of flower buds at the top and extremities of the plant.  1st pods have a slight purple tinge on the green, I am thinking either due to sun or nutrients, but I have not been feeding them heavily, just a mild Miracle Grow solution once a month.  Watering from the bottom up through a controlled level, double-bucket approach.  Ironically, the habanero of the same age was in a double-bucket setup, but just stayed too wet.  I pulled it out and replaced the soil, and we'll see if it comes back.

Importing/Posing photos from Instagram

02 November 2017 - 07:22 PM

I am new to Instagram, and don't use other SM platforms for picture content.  Am just looking for guidance in posting my photos of pepper grow progress/regress, and other grow projects.  Any help with respect to Instagram would be very much appreciated.



Weather Change for North Florida

24 October 2017 - 04:44 PM

Well, after complaining about +80-90 degree temps, rain, storms, bus (they are always here...), we supposedly will get a cold air influx this evening.  Make me think of golfing...but as to pepper growth, I have plans to build a frost cover/heat bin for leaving sprouts outside on "MILD' days.  Wondering f that is safe enough, as I have started several varieties and have sprouts aka party time.  The old-school response was to pull them inside every time a frost was potentially going to come.  I will err on the side of caution, but was wondering if others have used these glass-roof frost boxes to protect and continue nurturing sprouts?  (Sorry if long-winded)

Fermentation storage question - light or dark?

17 October 2017 - 06:14 PM

I embarked on a fermentation project in accordance with the guidance in the "Fermentation 101" guidance on the website.  I am doing a test with a 12-oz and a 16 oz jar with scotch bonnets and red habaneros, respectively.  Using traditional water-filled airlocks on each jar.  The mash miked up great in the food processor, and has been in the sit and ferment mode inside my den for a day or so.  There is some settling, primarily I think due to gravity and density of the mash particle sizes, etc.  I am wondering if I need to put these in a closet in the dark to maximize activity, or will that create another, less favorable, or even harmful result?  regular room daylight a prohibitive thing?





Picture Format Restrictions/Requirements?

18 August 2017 - 04:05 PM

Hello, I am new to the forum, so please excuse my newbie question(s), but I have had trouble getting .JPG photos to remain in messages when posting.  My question would be, are there size (file size) limits, or format (.gif, .jpg, etc.) limits that apply? 


Thanks for your patience!