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Mustangfreak

Member Since 06 Jun 2018
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Same species, different looking pepper

21 August 2018 - 01:45 PM

Hi everyone, I have two chocolate habanero plants, planted side by side, and transplanted at the same time. They've grown up at about the same pace as each other and started producing peppers at about the same time. The only thing different is, the plant on the left grows these weird looking pods compared to the plant on the right. The left plant always grows these elongated peppers, where as the plant on the right is always making these typical habanero looking pods. Why is this?

 

 


I have wasps/yellow jackets in my plants

20 August 2018 - 12:49 PM

just like the title says, I have a bunch of wasps/yellow jackets in our large Habanero and Devil's tongue plants and I want to get rid of them ASAP. Usually I'll kill wasps with a water/dish soap combination, but I don't know if thats safe for the plants to have sprayed onto them.  I've set up a passive wasp trap, its caught 5-6 over the weekend, but its not working fast enough and I'm working on improving the bait recipe. 

 

In the mean time, can I just spray the wasps while on the plant with my water/dish soap combo?

 

Thanks. 


I think my pepper plants are doing well!

11 July 2018 - 08:59 AM

Hi everyone, I just wanted to post a few pics of my plants at work that we've been growing for just over 100 days now. 

 

Our Chocolate Habaneros and Medusa Hybrids

Attached File  98 day progress habaneros.JPG   70.02KB   8 downloads

 

Yellow Devil's Tongue and Peruvian Purples

Attached File  98 day progress DT.JPG   70.58KB   8 downloads

 

We've had 3 harvests already, once a week, and they don't show any signs of slowing down. Should I prune them at all? If so, how (first time grower)? Do you think the Habs and DTs will grow any bigger?


My Habaneros have some kind of fungus maybe?

06 June 2018 - 07:30 AM

Hi everyone, I have 2 chocolate habanero plants, and I have some concerns with one of them.

 

I’ve noticed this a couple of times now when I see some small habaneros that have fallen off of the plant. I cut them up just out of curiosity and noticed this black and brown substance near the stem, inside the pepper. What is it, and how can I fix/prevent it?

 

The plants get watered almost daily (sometimes we forget, we’re growing these at work and there are busy days and we don’t get around to watering them). The bed is approx. 12-16” deep, but sitting on a concrete slab. At first they weren’t getting enough water, and we realized that the slab of concrete is probably soaking up a lot of the water, so that’s when we started watering daily. Most days I’ll just soak the bed behind them, and then a couple of times a week, I’ll reduce the stream coming from the hose to a tiny stream and place it at the base of the plant and let it water it for 5 minutes. They get fertilized with 18/18/21 weekly usually, last week we missed it due to massive amounts of rain. They face the south, so get sun all day.

 


Hello all

06 June 2018 - 07:20 AM

Hi everyone, I'm Corey. I'm a novice pepper enthusiast, who's growing hot peppers at work. I'm excited to get into this hobby and see if I can build up a tolerance to the heat! :D