My inlaws get a ton of those Japanese beetles on their raspberry, blackberry and cherry trees. My father in law put up some traps that use pheromones as an attraction bait upwind of the plants. He then dumps boiling water on the bugs that are caught in the traps.
I hear you about stakes being expensive. I was going to buy some dowels from HD, but I bought fertilizer instead. Then My plan was to use some scrap conduit from work,
but I ended up using some old arrows that I didn’t use anymore.
I’ll have to try your recipes this year. I made pizza sauce and ketchup , both Mrs Wages packages with mine last year. Funny thing is I adjusted the ketchup recipe some by adding less sugar then what the package called for and it tasted more like tomato soup than ketchup. [emoji16]
I'm older maybe than a few here (but not over the hill yet) but still old enough to remember when younger, that Tabasco was the "only" hot sauce on the store shelves. As a kid, "Tabasco" was synonymous with "hot sauce." That is to say that when you said "hot sauce" it was assumed to be Tabasco brand. I eat it, have many bottles, but certainly not my favorite.
I am currently growing a Cayenne hybrid - developed locally at the Clemson experimental station some years back called the "Charleston Hot." A much hotter version of typical Cayenne. If all lines up right, there might be a new Warrant Man product in the fall. Time (and luck) will tell...
I as, THP do enjoy Cayenne.
Not sure on the heat level just yet, nor the exact recipe, I've some thoughts but will experiment...
"Should" it come to fruition, there will need to be a name..... cart before the horse, but suggestions welcomed...
Charleston Hot ? Is that pepper the same as the Carolina Cayenne?
That's very interesting. Did you dry the seeds after the freezer, or try and germinate them without drying? I'm just wondering which is the correct procedure. I have some old frozen pods that I'd like to try seeds from.
The pods were frozen fresh whole. I first thawed them out ,cut them in half,then let them dry out ,picked the seeds out and tried starting them using the damp paper towel in a ziplock bag.