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Fabric Pots/Grow Bags

12 October 2018 - 09:49 AM

So in the last couple years the price of fabric pots/grow bags have really started to come down in price and I have noticed in some of the glogs I have read through that they seem to be a common type of pot being used. So just a couple quick questions on these if I may...


Firstly - Has anyone done a side by side grow any noticed that they work any better then a regular plastic pot or buckets that some people use?


Also as far as sizes go I see most are using at least 5 gallons or larger but would I be able to get away with using say a 3 gallon fabric pot for chillis?


Those Air pots are pretty cool but I badly need to limit my budget since for me chillis has become a whole other hobby besides my regular summer gardens. I have probably put out a bit more money then my wife would like the past year so I really need to limit myself for awhile.


Any advice and information would be grateful.

First Painful Mistake.....

09 August 2018 - 12:27 PM

So my wife and I took the kids to the city (Winnipeg) for most of last week which was alot of fun and even going home was abit of a downer knowing we had to get back to our daily grind. On our way home we stopped at a small farmers market and bought some fresh veggies that we dont have in our own garden. Just as we were about to pay I noticed some peppers out of the corner of my eye....being a noob I asked what they were and the fella behind the table replied that they were Scotch Bonnets. This was kind of exciting and new for me so I bought some with plans to take any seed I could and freeze the pods for future use. This is certainly where it got bad for me...I got home and dove right into cutting out the seed and just quartered up the 10 pods I had...after I went and washed my hands really good then proceeded to the couch to watch the ball game. within a couple mins my hands started to tingle....within 5-10 mins it really started to burn...not just my hands but my hair line where I had wiped away some sweat....about 25-30 mins the pain on both my hands was almost unbearable...About 10 years ago I had burnt my hands with gasoline...this certainly was a reminder of how that felt. Next time I will be wearing gloves when working with any pepper that is of the "spicey" type. Honestly I wasnt sure if I was just a wuss or if this would be a normal thingwith that type of pepper ? I knew the super hots could do this type of thing I def was not expecting this from the bonnet. Anyways lesson learned..the hard way.....my hands are nice and soft at least now from soaking them in butter milk for the better part of 9 hours..haha

Next Season Grow Group

26 July 2018 - 01:53 PM

So after about 10 days or so of reading as much content on this forum as I could and trying to find some ideas about next seasons grow I got to thinking that there were others like me in the first year or first couple years of growing chillis. So this year isprobably a write off for me as far as trading goes since I did not buy from a reputable source and did not receive the seeds I thought I was buying.That said I have already purchased about 10 different sets of seeds from a grower here in Canada so the hope is I will have much better results next season.


I was wondering if some people would be interested in starting a grow group which would include keeping track of each others progress from start to finish...do some seed trading at the end of the season and all the fun stuff that comes with growing together. I would hope for at least 5 people growing at least 2 or so different types of chillis on top of the similar ones we may be growing at the same time. I live in Canada but anyone would be welcome no matter your location but would be interesting to have the same type of climates for comparison.


This what i will be growing next season:

Chocolate Reapers

Red Ghost Peppers

Butch Taylor Reaper

Chocolate Scorpion Pepper

Red and Yellow 7 Pot Chaguanas

7 Pot Brain Strain

Bahamian Goat Pepper

Yellow Reaper


So I figure this would probably get more interest from people like myself since these seem to be common grows from what I have read but anyone who would like to tag along regardless of experience would be more then welcome. So again this would be more for next season starting in the Jan/Feb.

Anyone interested feel free to send me a msg or even leave suggestions would be great as well.

Everyone have a great day!!


Hello from North Western Ontario Canada!!

17 July 2018 - 11:08 AM

Hello everyone my name is Matt I currently live in a small town in northern Ontario Canada called Dryden and am obviously new to these forums and growing hot peppers in general. This is my first full season growing a few different kinds of Chilis (one small ghost last year) so I decided to look for a forum with people who could offer tips and tricks a well who also had the same interest in general to chat with. I look forward to becoming involved in the chili community and maybe make a few friends along the way while learning the ins and out of pepper growing.