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In Topic: Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

21 October 2018 - 11:18 AM

I haven't totally disappeared, but I'm ridiculously far behind.


Right now I'm glad to be in Florida where I have some time, have ~30 pods waiting to ripen. Lots of flowers too.Yep, the first round. Oh well.


My measly two pics are actually about two weeks old.  :shh: Lots of the ones on there aren't very visible in pic just yet. 




When I took these pics in the running, this was the only one of significant size, but there's a bunch more that all appear perfect, minus the need to ripen of course!




I can't wait to finally try these things!

In Topic: Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

20 June 2018 - 08:44 PM

Now, clearly I'm in the lead:


And the aphids are gone to boot! :rofl:

The plant DID look like this:



See, what had happened was... I got tired of it sitting on my porch, and tough love worked for the first YBS that I kicked into raw sunlight, and it went from one of the smallest to probably the biggest in no time after a few sad looking days. So I kicked them ALL out. This one ended up losing all of it's leaves slowly over the course of a week or so. It has little baby leaves starting to grow, at least.


Here is day 2 or 3 in the sun (~2 weeks ago):


And the others given the same treatment, same day:


(nope, the tiny one didn't make it)


It's a little hard to make out (thanks to my stellar photo skills and lack of grass cutting), but the one in my homemade fabric pot got a little chewed on, but has exploded in new growth, and the pre-existing leaves started to get much bigger:


The one in solo cup is doing okay, though I didn't bother getting any better pic of it.



This one is probably my front runner, and the first one kicked into the sun. Sure, it's still way behind everyone else, but I can't get over how big the leaves are.

I could nearly hide my hand under one, and that's with stretching my hand in the pic: :party:



In Topic: Violentglitter Stumbles Thru 2018

04 June 2018 - 02:14 PM

This mystery pepper seems to need something. New growth is fine:


It looks somewhat like the spider mite damage I had on my morning glories last year maybe. It's only this one.


However, I found these on my solo cup YBS


Checked nearby plants and found them on the YBS in the bigger pot too


It also has maybe some calcium deficiency?


I do need to fill the pot the rest of the way.


My hab (or maybe hab anyway) is pumping out some pods, and some have a pretty cool shape to them. It lost a few leaves in the heat the other day, but it's filling itself out again from the bottom up.







In Topic: Violentglitter Stumbles Thru 2018

04 June 2018 - 01:56 PM

Somehow I had completely deluded myself that I got some decent pics with my phone today. A lot of the individual pics ended up... out of focus and cut off?


I was somehow convinced a bunch of pics like this looked great at the time :rolleyes: (One of my medium-sized YBS and my original runt YBS that was the first transplanted to solo cup and hasn't left) 


Little guys are getting leaves. I'm not sure how much I'll get from them this year, but we will see:




A couple of weeks ago, I also decided it was sink-or swim time for my most mediocre YBS. It got kicked outside along the back porch. It was probably 2/3 the size of my largest.

To reuse a photo:

yCbcvLam.jpgIt's on the bottom right, pic was probably a week or so before I kicked it out for more than a pic.


Here it is today:


It has caught up to the biggest, getting the same nutes and watering routine as the ones inside the porch.

In Topic: Violentglitter Stumbles Thru 2018

02 June 2018 - 10:20 AM

I apparently cancelled (or never hit post) on what I thought was my last update about three weeks ago.


Seedlings went into solo cups:





I had a few varieties that didn't germinate. I wanted to try the Fatalli, but those suffered at my hands by over-wetting after getting too dry when they were just coming out of the seed casing. :mope:

Part of me wants to throw a couple more seeds right into a solo cup and see what they do, since it's a variety that I want to try, though it's pretty late.


Having 3 younger boys I cook a LOT of mac and cheese. I'm also looking for ways to sneak new flavors in that kids will still like and give me and hubby something different.


I didn't take a pic til the next day's leftovers, so it's looking a bit dry, but it was awesome! Velveeta, cheddar, sour cream, fresh cilantro and a few random seasonings (and a bit of smoke flavor). My bowl got one of my fresh habs from first mini-harvest sliced and mixed in.


Now I need to get the current pics up and going, and maybe stop updating this thing weeks behind :rofl: :shh: