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Greyhound_Gourmet

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Greyhound Gourmet's 2018 peppers/maters

02 July 2018 - 03:47 PM

I kinda hijacked the Most Anticipated Pepper thread so thought I'd just post some pics of my garden here (hope this is the right spot!).  I grow everything from seed and started the peppers on 2/28 and the tomatoes on 3/14.  This year I used salt peter on 6 of my hottest pepper and it really helped with germination, and not sure but my hottest are doing better than any other year.

 

I ended up with 56 tomato plants and 81 peppers -- I planted 21 tomatoes (the Good & Early croaked early) and 71 of the 81 pepper plants.

 

Peppers:

(mild): piquillo, shishito

(medium): Picante Calabrese, Fresno (red, yellow and orange), Danny's (they are some kind of midly spicy Italian pepper I got from Danny, the Italian gentleman that lives on the park I walk my two greyhounds in every day, he gave me an entire plant - just yanked it up -- and I saved the seeds), a hot cherry pepper, Italian Roasting; Jalapeno (regular, early and a cool purple one!), Serrano and Jaloro;

(hot): Thai, Cascabella, Hot Lemon, Tabasco;

(very hot): orange habanero, Red Scorpion, Chocolate Scorpion, and Fatalli (my absolute FAV - wanted red but could only get seeds for the yellow variety)

 

for the tomatoes, I grew Big Rainbow, Red Summer, Pink Brandywine, Orange Slice, Cherokee Purple, Black Krim, Yellow Pear, Bloody Butcher, Beefsteak, Caspian Pink, Best Boy, Good and Early (which is dead sad.png ), Chadwick Cherry, Large Red Cherry and Chef's Choice Orange.  I have 22 planted and gave the remaining 30 plants away.

 

Unfortunately, the plants in the ground -- all the tomatoes except 1 and about 1/3 or more of the peppers) are at risk for being offed by my enormous black walnut tree that is about 25 feet away (I only found about the toxin "juglone", which comes from the walnut, last year).  So far, about 7 plants (all tomatoes) are either almost dead, dying or starting to wilt/die (juglone looks just like the other kinds of wilt but since they are not showing any other symptoms and there's a walnut tree close by, if it walks like a duck it probably is a duck...)

 

anyway, some pics of my plants.  I take lousy pictures so hope they turned out ok.  Not sure how to upload, I hope they show in order that I loaded them :(

 

the main 8 x 4 and 4 x 4 inground and the container peppers;

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just the peppers;

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other inground growing area;

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the remaining container peppers:

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Cascabella peppers (the yellow ones in the back, Hot Lemon in the foreground, pointing up);

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Purple jalapenos;

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regular jalapenos;

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Italian roasting;

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shishitos;

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orange habaneros;

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"Brian's" scorpions (from a friend named Brian, think they are red Trinidad scorpions);

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and 2 views of the juglone-infected tomatoes :( you can see from the 2nd view how much smaller and wilted the ones on the right side are...)

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we had a purple jalapeno and a regular jalapeno yesterday and they had NO heat :(  hoping they will get hotter as time goes on.  But considering I'm in Zone 5 and am already getting peppers (and 1 Bloody Butcher tomato already!) I'm thrilled :D :D

 

thanks for looking!  :)

 

 

 

 

 

 


CaliMag for tomatoes?

31 May 2018 - 05:02 PM

hi!  I'm growing tomatoes along with (mostly hot) peppers again this year and want to get ahead of any blossom end rot (BER) issues that I may have this year.  Last year, I put eggshells in each hole that a plant went in and IIRC I didn't have BER issues and did the same this year but not sure if that will be enough but prior years had a lot of trouble (and forgot it was a calcium lack that caused it! DOH!).  I saw a couple posts on here where people used CaliMag (Cal-Mag) and was wondering what anyone's advice is on it. 

 

It appears you can both water it in as well as apply foliar, I'm thinking the foliar method is better but would like thoughts on that, as well as the amount.

 

ETA: how often do you water/spray per week?

 

any thoughts/advice?  


Hi from Chicagoland!

30 May 2018 - 01:16 PM

hi, was recommended this site by a fellow greyhound owner :)

 

I grow all my peppers and tomatoes from seed and this year have 22 different varieties/colors of mild to super hot peppers going, and 22 tomato plants (15 varieties).

 

Looking forward to checking this site out!

 

This year I ended up with 81 pepper plants and 56 tomato plants....

 

the peppers I'm growing are:

(mild): piquillo, shisheeto (had to misspell as it put ** in the middle lol.gif)

(medium): Picante Calabrese, Fresno (red, yellow and orange), Danny's (they are some kind of midly spicy Italian pepper I got from Danny, the Italian gentleman that lives on the park I walk my two greyhounds in every day, he gave me an entire plant - just yanked it up -- and I saved the seeds), a hot cherry pepper, Italian Roasting; Jalapeno (regular, early and a cool purple one!), Serrano and Jaloro;

(hot): Thai, Cascabella, Hot Lemon, Tabasco;

(very hot): orange habanero, Red Scorpion, Chocolate Scorpion, and Fatalli (my absolute FAV - wanted red but could only get seeds for the yellow variety)

 

guess that's 22 not 21 lol.gif  I planted 71 of the 81 I grew ohmy.png

 

for the tomatoes, I grew Big Rainbow, Red Summer, Pink Brandywine, Orange Slice, Cherokee Purple, Black Krim, Yellow Pear, Bloody Butcher, Beefsteak, Caspian Pink, Best Boy, Good and Early (which is Bad and Dying, right now sad.png ), Chadwick Cherry, Large Red Cherry and Chef's Choice Orange.  I have 22 planted and gave the remaining 30 plants away ohmy.png

 

Kim