I have heard of people using it, its supposed to make the plant think it is infested with bugs so it builds up its immune system.
I sprayed neem oil and castil soap on the plants a couple times last summer. Still had a few bugs but nothing major.
Ya that makes sense. I'm a little paranoid about protecting the plants, because of the aphid, whitefly, and broad mite that came in late last season. I'm seeing mixed reviews about the frass. I'll probably put a pin in it until later.
I remember reading this article somewhere, maybe on here. I guess chitinase, an enzyme that the plant produces, can impair bugs' digestion.
I still have not even tried kombucha. It seems to be growing in popularity. I usually get my live cultures from kefir. I guess you can use kefir grains to ferment peppers too. It's interesting how limited our scientific knowledge of the gut biome is. A while ago I tried researching whether there was interference with active probiotics and capsaicin. Ended up reading through a recent ncbi study that was inconclusive. Oh uh cool project go SB go!
The bigguns haven't been watered since a few days before pot up on the 23rd. I observed roots at the drain holes about 12 days after that. Now, I've decided it's time to water them in with AACT. Even if the pots are still damp, I figure an oxygen-rich tea with beneficials can only help.