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Uncle_Eccoli

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#1639033 Next to My Chair

Posted by Uncle_Eccoli on 23 June 2019 - 10:41 AM

Took these off the garbage can Freeport Orange this morning. 

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Papa Dreadies

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Fairamay and Frankie

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Potted up a little Purple UFO today.  Thinking about potting up my Reaper and DouglahT plants from their 5-gallon fabric pots.  Need a new potting mix recipe. 




#1638790 Bigcedar 2019

Posted by Uncle_Eccoli on 21 June 2019 - 08:59 PM

First time in almost a couple months that all my pepper plants were hanging out together in the same vicinity, nice to see everyone reunited! CCN's in proper rows and the late start gallons and super late 3s... next to my chair. Unc... This ones for you  ;)

 

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Excellent chair shot!     :cheers:

 

Whoops!  I'm interrupting.   :oops:   




#1638752 Bike808 getting Dirty in Jersey

Posted by Uncle_Eccoli on 21 June 2019 - 06:40 PM

Good to be able to catch up on your progress bikeman.  I notice you brought in a chair beside your community garden plots - are you paying your uncle e his royalties on that?

 

LOL  All the chairs next to the peppers are really cool. 

 

 

The neighbors have been very supportive, with just a hint of humor about it.

 

A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing. 




#1638747 Next to My Chair

Posted by Uncle_Eccoli on 21 June 2019 - 06:09 PM

Got any close ups?

 

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#1638744 Next to My Chair

Posted by Uncle_Eccoli on 21 June 2019 - 05:52 PM

Thanks, BigCedar!  I'm only doing what I've read on THP.  There are so many folks here growing great plants so many different ways, I was able to pick out those methods and techniques I thought would be best for me.

 

Siv's plant is having a tough time of it, for sure.  Tomorrow won't be quite as hot; hope that helps.  Pulling for him. 

 

I've been waiting for this first cohort of  DouglahT pods to ripen fully before I take them down, so haven't tried one yet.  I'll be sure to report on it from inside my milk jug. 

 

Those guys are aptly named assassin bugs.  They look back at you like mantises or jumping spiders and only grudgingly move off if you nudge them.  And slowly.  Assassin bugs run before no creature.  




#1638719 Next to My Chair

Posted by Uncle_Eccoli on 21 June 2019 - 04:13 PM

Im about to setup two Kratky 5-gallon bucket setups and am wondering how you attached your cage to them. Any pointers?

 

Depends on the lid you're using. Cutting a hole in the bucket lid like I did? Depends on the shape of the lid. The Leaktite buckets I'm using have these little ribs around the rim of the lid. I drilled holes and zip tied the cages. That way the whole thing - cage, lid, and all - comes off with the plant. Hang on, I'll get a picture.

I got these buckets at Home Depot. 

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If you're using the 5-gallon bucket lid/net pot combos, I'd zip tie PVC pipe to the net pot à la Mr. Stanley instead of using the wire fence. With only two buckets this is almost certainly the less expensive route unless you've already got wire fencing on hand. Be sure to get the type that snaps onto the bucket - some of those combo jobs just sit on top and are susceptible to being blown over in the wind.




#1638709 Bike808 getting Dirty in Jersey

Posted by Uncle_Eccoli on 21 June 2019 - 03:07 PM

Bowling alley?  Are you a bowler?  That bonnet patch looks pristine!

 

Edit: Nm, just remembered you said so a few pages back.




#1638669 2019 Hay Bale Pepper Patch

Posted by Uncle_Eccoli on 21 June 2019 - 11:11 AM

...we have to beware of her overly long tail.. It's like a baseball bat that never stops swinging. I learned that I can't make eye contact with her or get her attention in anyway shape or form near my pepper plants or it's just all bad. The tail machete cannot be taken lightly! 

 

I have the same problem.  It limits where I can set my plants, lol.




#1638648 Help me identify this nutrient deficiency

Posted by Uncle_Eccoli on 21 June 2019 - 09:45 AM

I recently used some fish-stank pellets to good effect on a plant with superficially similar symptoms. 




#1638644 2019 Hay Bale Pepper Patch

Posted by Uncle_Eccoli on 21 June 2019 - 09:37 AM

 

Edit: I guess it started going wrong way back here in April. Maybe I should have started cutting side shoots until I had at least a foot or two of open stem. What do you think guys?

 

I hate cutting my plants.  I think you've done just fine all along - so long as you don't end up snakebit, I guess. 




#1638643 Next to My Chair

Posted by Uncle_Eccoli on 21 June 2019 - 09:30 AM

Messy.

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DoughlahT X.  This guy came out red instead of brown. 

One of the two cuttings I took from the vole-killed plant has rooted.  Fingers crossed for the other one.

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I think this guy's bigger than Siv's plant now, which is in pain, as expected, but hanging on.  I'm hopeful for his recovery.  I'll get some photos of him once he starts to perk up; it would be unseemly to show him in his distress.

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Dood caught himself a housefly.  Pretty impressive.  And it's mostly in focus this time!

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#1638495 How Do You Grind Your Peppers?

Posted by Uncle_Eccoli on 20 June 2019 - 11:54 AM

Ripe pods are coming off the plants in earnest now.  My dehydrator will be delivered today.  Now I need something to grind them into powder.  What should I get?  What do you use and how?  Looking for an inexpensive solution.  Thanks!




#1638489 Next to My Chair

Posted by Uncle_Eccoli on 20 June 2019 - 10:50 AM

Oh, brother.. I've become a meme.   :rofl:

 

Too cool.




#1638473 Next to My Chair

Posted by Uncle_Eccoli on 20 June 2019 - 09:51 AM

Thanks!  Those guys are really something.  I get the distinct impression they're not the least bit afraid of me.




#1638458 Next to My Chair

Posted by Uncle_Eccoli on 20 June 2019 - 09:25 AM

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I suck at photography.