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#1609836 Grow Multiple Plants in 5 Gal Bucket

Posted by Tybo on 30 January 2019 - 05:28 PM

Last year I was at a local asian market and the folks had plants of all types for sale outside.  I saw some great looking Thai peppers growing in 5 gallon buckets.  Most had 4 to 5 plants in them.  I purchased a bucket and it had peppers that grew pointing up and some hanging down like cayenne's but a bit hotter.  I had so many peppers from this bucket it was unreal!  I have several bags of these in the freezer still.  Mostly make homemade Thai chili sauce but dehydrate some for powder.

#1594028 DF Kratky Experiment Glog

Posted by Tybo on 18 November 2018 - 06:07 PM

Maybe I missed something.  Were these outside first?  How did the aphids get on them?  

#1593757 Datil Pepper growers

Posted by Tybo on 16 November 2018 - 06:44 PM

Love them.

I've grown them the past 2 years and use them to add a bit of heat to stuff in lieu of habaneros. Better flavor too :)



Glad to hear.  I like the flavor also in lieu of habs.  I may be asking you some "help" questions on growing them.

#1593723 Datil Pepper growers

Posted by Tybo on 16 November 2018 - 03:40 PM

I don't see much talk of the Datil peppers and was just curious as to why.  I have some seedlings going now and may want to talk with those who have experience with this pepper.  I started some early this fall hoping for germination and plan is to try to keep them pruned and topped to keep manageable indoors until spring.  They are growing at various sizes.  I'll try to post some pics when I get a chance with a couple of questions.

Thanks all!


#1592792 Trouble with germination

Posted by Tybo on 11 November 2018 - 08:48 AM

just  turn it sideways a few times a day , works like a charm , been doing it for yrs. with great success , just misting the top of the cups a little not to a soaking point tho ,    you'll get it my friend     :party:



Try with the dome on for a few days to keep the humidity up and moisture in.


Ok, I have replaced the dome.  Thanks for the help.

#1592291 Just Joined

Posted by Tybo on 08 November 2018 - 05:02 PM

Thanks for the welcome.

#1592285 Just Joined

Posted by Tybo on 08 November 2018 - 04:28 PM

Hello All!

Just joined the site and wanted to follow through with the intro.  

I am from southwest Virginia and I am new to Hot Peppers.

I was at an Asian market this summer and the people that owned the market were from Cambodia.  They obviously had green thumbs since their parking lot was full of different plants.  Part of these plants were 5 gallon buckets with beautiful plants with red peppers growing straight up instead of down.  I bought a bucket and brought it home and it produced all summer.  Quite plentiful as a matter of fact.  Well they were hot!  I mean hotter than some cayennes that we were growing but we loved adding them to our menu.  We even made some fresh Thai Sweet Chili sauce that is awesome!!

OK, I don't have any medical proof but I have seen a huge reduction in my GERD since we have been incorporating these chili's in our meals.  

I have ordered seeds from several companies and a lot of different varieties.  It is fall so we can't start many but after hearing that some of the hot varieties can take a while to germinate, we started some Datil's, some Sweet Datil's and some Yellow Scorpion seeds using a heat mat.  The Hot Datils are up and running so they will need pruning back to keep them for spring but no luck at all on the Yellow Scorpion's or the Sweet Datils.  

Anyway, I'm typing way too much.  Just wanted to say Hello and I look forward to this journey into pepper/chillis.  

I hope y'all don't get tired of newbie questions!  I'm sure I'll have plenty.