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Beerswimmer

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#1606905 It's too damn HOT for a new pepper Glog!

Posted by Beerswimmer on 19 January 2019 - 12:42 PM

The rocoto is just a hook still, but it's doing something! 

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The last time I germinated the rocotos from this bag of seeds I had 4 out of 5 grow, so I'm expecting equal success this time.

 

Today the other Feltmann variety, "wrinkled", was up.  That's really fast for superhots  :dance:

 

So far:

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#1606327 It's too damn HOT for a new pepper Glog!

Posted by Beerswimmer on 17 January 2019 - 03:37 PM

First signs of life, Feltmann "smooth".  There's also a red rocoto that's just about up :)

 

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#1604439 7pot Club is fantastic

Posted by Beerswimmer on 10 January 2019 - 08:32 PM

I've been following him all season, he's a really good grower.  Definitely a bit "out there", but aren't we all  ;)   




#1603887 It's too damn HOT for a new pepper Glog!

Posted by Beerswimmer on 07 January 2019 - 09:48 PM

Get yourself some 40 percent shade cloth. I live in southern california and get temps very similar to yours (minus the humidity) and the shade cloth made a HUGE difference last year

 I do! I actually doubled it over itself.  It sure helped!




#1603879 It's too damn HOT for a new pepper Glog!

Posted by Beerswimmer on 07 January 2019 - 09:27 PM

Because I live in a HOT climate!  Temps in the upper 90's and 100's for most of the year, and a few sudden drops to the 40's for a few days scattered in.  And wind is a constant! It's tough to grow sensitive plants here, but I've never backed down from a challenge!  I should have sown 2 months ago, but life was busy.  I had 4 red rocotos started, but one day they were all dead for some reason  :mope:   Anyway, here's to a new growing season!!

 

Last year was great, tons of peppers were turned into powders and mashes to last me until next winter.  This year I'm trying new peppers that I haven't grown before.  

 

Red Rocoto

Aribibi Guisano

2 house strains from my buddy, "Feltmann Smooth" and "Feltmann Wrinkled"

Bubblegum Pumpkin

 

The rocotos will be indoors most of the year, I just want to see if I can actually grow one.  I'm interested in the Aribibi and I've never grown a bubblegum variety before. 

 

The ones from my buddy are a crapshoot to see what they'll be like.  He's been growing for 10 years after I gave him a variety of seeds. Every year since he's kept seeds from his favorite plants, or plant and grows them the next year. Of course he says that he can't figure out why they're always different every year :rofl:  I was at his house and was really impressed by 2, so I kept the seeds. They were red, super hot, and fruity.  The only difference was the appearance, one was smooth and the other was wrinkled. I named them for him, Feltmann the Felt-nator!! 

 

Seeds were put in water yesterday evening, sown into Solo cups this evening.

 

 

 

We are underway!

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#1603867 What will you be growing next season?

Posted by Beerswimmer on 07 January 2019 - 09:01 PM

 

Your buddy sounds like an outstanding kinda guy.  What are those peppers like?

Super hot and red.  Very tasty, a bit fruity. One had smooth peppers, one wrinkled.  I planted 2 of each, so who knows what will grow :P




#1592615 Not much of a South Tejas GLOG

Posted by Beerswimmer on 10 November 2018 - 01:58 PM

Today it's raining peppers!

 

6 bowls!

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Front L-R: Golden ghost with some green ones from a fallen branch, and my biggest haul of Morugas.

Back L-R:  Reapers, mix of chocolate bhutlas and naglahs, and bhuts.

 

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Still a LOT left on the plants, and most are still flowering and setting!

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#1592539 Not much of a South Tejas GLOG

Posted by Beerswimmer on 09 November 2018 - 10:30 PM

Thanks! It's been a learning experience for sure. I learned that:  bigger air pots grow bigger plants 100%, that Morugas don't produce too much(at least year 1), that reapers WILL produce a lot, shade cloth is vital here, there is no such thing as too much water when it's hot, June to July no flowers will stick around no matter what,  and that the season/s here take timing and patience.  No peppers until October is something else for sure, but I predict I'll be getting peppers until almost January. 

 

2019 will be planted in December to go outside in Feb-March to try and get some production before it shuts off again in June-Oct. 

 

I haven't had as bad of weather as you have had, but this has been a cool & wet year for here. Not as much production as I expected.




#1592492 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by Beerswimmer on 09 November 2018 - 05:15 PM

Rocoto will be one of the most difficult, a real challenge for sure. 




#1592490 2019 Hay Bale Pepper Patch

Posted by Beerswimmer on 09 November 2018 - 05:13 PM

Anybody want to try some to see if they're the "right" kind?  :party:

 

If you break the stems and they turn blue/purple..... :high:   Well....from what I remember from college a few decades ago  :shh:




#1592488 Not much of a South Tejas GLOG

Posted by Beerswimmer on 09 November 2018 - 05:05 PM

Not going to happen today, it's raining sideways. All the peppers are ripe though, a couple hundred I guess. Should be enough to have powder for the next year :party:

 

Blurry pic:

 

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#1592352 Not much of a South Tejas GLOG

Posted by Beerswimmer on 08 November 2018 - 09:38 PM

Thanks, tomorrow should be the biggest harvest so far!




#1591586 Not much of a South Tejas GLOG

Posted by Beerswimmer on 04 November 2018 - 10:32 PM

Smoked for an hour and a half, didn't want tooooo much smoke. Now in the dehydrator.  Ribs were KILLER!!!!  




#1591511 Not much of a South Tejas GLOG

Posted by Beerswimmer on 04 November 2018 - 05:10 PM

Chopped and in the smoker next to my 3-2-1 ribs :drooling:

 

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#1591485 Not much of a South Tejas GLOG

Posted by Beerswimmer on 04 November 2018 - 01:58 PM

Hopefully less rain for you too! Today I'm going to smoke a gallon bag of the chocolates, naglahs and bhutlahs, to turn into powder. I'm almost out of powder!