Sports (Esp Hockey,Baseball)Gardening...Back Country Hiking & Camping.
Married (almost 20 years) 2 kids 4yr daughter and a 18 month son.Live in a a small town in Ontario Canada. Will write more as time goes on.
Favorite Hot Pepper
Wish I knew
Favorite Hot Sauce
Anything with flavor as well as heat
Chicken Wings and Pizza
Favorite BBQ Food
Big fat steaks
Favorite BBQ Sauce
My wife makes a fantastic sauce using blue berries
Chili... Beans or No Beans?
Favorite Beverage with Fiery Food
Some Cayenne's, yellow thai, red thai, prarie fire (or something similar)
This coming season (2019) will be very exciting as I have purchased 31 types from Texas Hot Peppers and another 10 from a vendor in Arizona. At most I would probably plant is maybe half of them but this really gives me some options and variety for next year.
Seeds Available For Trade
I am a complete amature so will trade what I have if anybody actually wants it. Eventually would love to trade for different flavors and varieties. I love color in the garden as well.
I enjoy growing just about anything in my garden so Mild to Hot is cool for me.
I had similar questions several weeks back..some of the folks suggested tings like the material used for blocking weeds on the ground...one of the fellas used some old restauruant napkins...burlap was used ect. I think as long as the material can breath and enough Air gets to the roots the results should be similar. Sadly I cannot base this on expereince I will be doing similar stuff this year as well and experimenting with grow bags.
I am literally on my way out the door but will link a few places later for cheap "chinese grow bags" that I bought from Ebay and Aliexpress maybe it will be something you can consider as well.
I am always late to the party on these weekly threads but I do rather enjoy them...
It has been cold here even by North Western Ontario standards...night time lows getting close to the -30s and daytime highs sitting around the -20 range, mind you it is going to warm up this weekend to around -5 or so which will feel like shorts and Tee's weather after this crap. But when I have not been working boredom is killing me....been trying to finish up my grow box for the 2019 season...just waiting on a few more light strips to come in the mail (shakes angry fist at Canada Post).
Looking forward to starting my first glog very soon just need to take some pics of the box next few days before I get started.
So this is more of a loose question I had ment to ask it a few weeks ago and it is not directed just at you CMP good sir...I was just wondering why most SASE's only do the US when the receiver is paying for the postage in full if I am correct? I could totally see sending to certain countries that have extreme custom's issues but for my own experience I have never had any issues buying or trading seeds (tomato/veggies mostly).
Again I am not questioning you cmp I just noticed this over the past couple months when people did offers like this and I think its a class act no matter where you send them to.
I understand what you mean. But the cheesie super hero has to be a part of it. He will be the spokesperson. There are so many funny marketing ideas on the drawing table. But I will approach each label design like an album cover from now on. As long as we are branding Captain Caliente it will work. Everyone has different opinions and I do appreciate and trust you folks. One can never get too much feedback. As for now, these sauces are selling. The majority of feedback gives all that we are doing very high marks. And this new sauce is simply amazing. I am glad to here that you like the design on it. Its going to our number one seller for quite some time.
Good afternoon CC!!
I think the super hero as a spokesperson is great....like something you would see on a television commercial or billboards/magazines ect ....Every large successful company is sure to have one but most you would not find on a label on the product its self. Is no reason to part with it but for me (again this is just my opinion I am not an expert on business) I really do not find that appealing to my eye if I were to look at it on a shelf beside other products. NOW...you cannot just base a purchase alone on the label of course...if the product is good people would buy it no matter what I would think, but say for the average person it might need to pass the eye test.
CC for me this works...I like it much better then a label with the cheese super hero on it (no disrespect just my opinion). If I saw this in a super market it would be appealing to my eyes and would probably pick it up.
OK, so I do like Mike's suggestion about adding something to Green-Go to set it apart a little more. But I'll be darned if it isn't our biggest seller. People seem to love it. But I'm not generally dealing with chileheads at a farm market. The new sauce is really great though. Here is the concept for the label. What do y'all think?
Does anyone here know how to germinate seeds indoor when it is cool outside? I normally germinate my seeds by putting them into a coffee filter and into a baggy and putting it on the window. But, it won't work when it is cool outside. I tried the same method but using a heat mat and it almost seemed it was too hot for the seeds. How do I germinate seeds indoors? I am starting super early this year.
Yeah as dragon mentioned it does not have to be anything complex...you can probably have 100 people tell you how they germ seeds and all would be almost as good as the other methods.
I tried soaking my seeds last season overnight....one solution I used a peroxide/water mix, another was a chamomile tea/water and finally the last one was a straight water soak. I believe the first 2 worked better but who knows it as it was on such a small scale. After I just dropped them into starter pots with soil and placed on the heat mat with humidity dome on the trays, no issues with drying out and had alot of success as far as seedlings went.
Recently I have started some pepper plants indoors and my two larger ones have been showing some issues. The first one Has the seedling leaves turning yellow and the ends of the leaves after that showing a little bit of yellow. the leaves are hanging low and the top ones are curling like a bowl.
The Second plant has the leaves hanging low and starting to curl. The whole plant is a lighter green now and some leaves have small tan marks on them. The top leaves are also curling upwards like a bowl.
I live for the smoking deal...when it comes to buying things for myself I really wont bite till its on sale or even an off season clearance deal UNLESS it can not wait and I really need it badly.
A couple weeks ago I scored 10xs 28L bags of Pro mix potting soil for $2cdn ( 1.50ish USD) each which are normally around $7-8cdn a piece around here, and another 10xs 75L bags of peat moss for 1.50cdn from a local grocery store. My wife was not impressed with me shoving them into every crack I could find in the car since we already had done a bunch of shopping that morning and at the time we had our Chevy cobalt which is not a very roomie vehicle.
I commend you sir for jumping at the smoking deal /golf clap
I had to run to the market today and on the way home i noticed the oldest garden shop around was going out of business. Everything is 60% off and they will be discounting further on Friday. Might have to get some Smart Pots from them if they get low enough.