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#1499956 U)<now's 2016/2017 Indoor/Outdoor Glog

Posted by U)<now on 20 October 2017 - 10:17 AM

Hey guys, I made some hot sauce for the first time. I made a mash following Khang Starr's directions on YouTube and let it ferment for 7 days, then added a small amount of Apple cider vinegar, did the final blending. It turned out well for my first try. A bit strong on the garlic, even though I didn't use as much as he did, but I still like it. Next I'd like to make a sweeter sauce with a milder heat.

I also made some spicy vodka for Bloody Mary's. Should be awesome!


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#1498031 U)<now's 2016/2017 Indoor/Outdoor Glog

Posted by U)<now on 11 October 2017 - 09:42 PM

One of the Purple Naga Viper plants I gave to my Uncle has pods that ripen to brown. So purple plant with brown pods... Chocolate Purple Naga Viper, lol keeping seeds from these 2 pods I snagged from the plant when I was at his house this week. 7cbe29e10d8a07681887d545230337a4.jpg

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#1497812 Stabilizing the CPR

Posted by U)<now on 10 October 2017 - 09:49 PM

For those not following my glog, they ended up a very bright red...


So, I gave one of my CPR plants to a friend this spring and it was producing more true to pheno chocolate pods. Plant is from the Same batch of seeds from Butch as the "Red Grenade" pods. Plant looks like hell as this friend is not a gardener at all, but I got it back from them and will be over wintering both plants.


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#1497719 Cpr color variants

Posted by U)<now on 10 October 2017 - 01:27 PM

This is in my Glog also, but my batch of 10 CPR Seeds direct from Butch produced one plant with completely off pheno red pods that just happened to be one of my keepers. If someone else had shown me this, I would have sworn they mislabeled it. It also doesn't look like anything else I grew this year. Ripening stages were Green > Orange > Red.








Another friend of mine that had one of my CPR plants from that same batch of seeds produced more true to pheno chocolate pods with tails...




#1497707 Baccatum with longest stem

Posted by U)<now on 10 October 2017 - 12:37 PM

I think he is looking for the stem length on the Pod itself.





Hi Bernd


Depends what your idea of long stems is really.


The Amarillos we are growing in the growdown this year are beasts in terms of height before forking.


The stake in this pic is 60cm for reference and its only recently forked




#1497662 U)<now's 2016/2017 Indoor/Outdoor Glog

Posted by U)<now on 10 October 2017 - 09:31 AM

Almost done with downsizing pots and cutting back. I've never tried to overwinter this many plants before, lol. It's a alot of work...

Hopefully they survive, if not, I have plenty of seeds. Although, all my isolated pods and flowers dropped with the leaf burn and drop session I had after my mistake of spraying for aphids during the hot mid day sun... Won't ever do that again. Set me back big-time this season. My plants came back bigger and better, but it was pretty late in the season. So all the seeds I have except my Blue Christmas, are non-isolated. Which is part of why I want to try and overwinter these plants.

Also taking some clones to try and root and give away.

Since these plants have been in and out the garage for a week or so now to protect from frost, the aphids are coming back big time. I'm going to spray them down good a couple times before I bring them inside for the winter.

Here's a few pics...

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#1496387 U)<now's 2016/2017 Indoor/Outdoor Glog

Posted by U)<now on 05 October 2017 - 10:45 AM

I bought 30 3 gallon (2.2 actual gallon) nursery pots that arrived today to downsize my keepers for the winter. $11 something per ten pack, $36 shipped from Amazon, they are a Prime member only special. Normal price is $25 I think for $10.


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#1496386 U)<now's 2016/2017 Indoor/Outdoor Glog

Posted by U)<now on 05 October 2017 - 10:42 AM

What is that coming out the bottom? An alien with tentacles? :crazy:
That plant is weird, weird, weird, and extremely interesting. :dance:

Lol, they have way more stamen than normal as well as multiple pistil's. I didn't think it would ever produce pods, but nature finds a way I guess.

That last one has one of it's skinny leaves growing out of the tip of the pod, it's super weird...

I wish I had a good camera with macro lense to get some better shots of the flowers and pods.

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#1496010 U)<now's 2016/2017 Indoor/Outdoor Glog

Posted by U)<now on 03 October 2017 - 06:11 PM

Mutant Hab is still alive also. About 16" tall from the soil line. About the same at it's widest point. It did finally start producing pods, but man are they messed up, lol.

Most are the shape of a Butch T Scorp, some have second pods coming off of them near the stem also.

One even has a leaf coming out of the tip of the pod... Super weird.


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#1496008 I want pics of your biggest, baddest PLANTS

Posted by U)<now on 03 October 2017 - 06:03 PM

That thing is loaded! It looks like you did NOT top, is that right?

I never topped those two, I just let them do their thing.

A few got topped by deer in May, and I got a couple pods off some of those and zero off the others.

If I was going to top, I would have to do it way early on. Like start December 1st and top by mid to late February. My season is only from end of May to 2nd week of October.

The ones that did get topped by deer are crazy bushy though, I'll say that. And some are loaded with small pods, but none of them will like reach full size let alone ripen in the next two weeks.

I may try it with a few next season to experiment. I believe in the end they would be more productive if you start them earlier or have a long season.

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#1495940 I want pics of your biggest, baddest PLANTS

Posted by U)<now on 03 October 2017 - 01:21 PM

Some of mine that I just posted in my glog. These were started between end of January and February this year.

The larger dark green pots are 12" high by 16" wide for reference. First one is a BTR and second one is a Fidalga Preto.

If it wasn't for my mistakes this season, they'd have been even larger.d3929ed0d1beaeb5ec2ac48f5926168c.jpgfabc487e31813482d088c9f53bfeb87e.jpg1f46a135212055b1721a7e842b3d7a7f.jpg2e6702fe6131078fdae928b03ad8531f.jpg49c2fc95f784ab4d29f4d1b64abe9940.jpg916d652e1135a6e96225a9af079d9283.jpg4297f314dabe82c4c5562e8a0fd5a8f2.jpg

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#1495098 U)<now's 2016/2017 Indoor/Outdoor Glog

Posted by U)<now on 30 September 2017 - 06:18 AM

Turns out we had a frost warning for last night, so I moved everything in pots into the garage last night.

My largest plant was was a BTR at 54" tall and over 60" wide at it's widest point.

My Fildaga Preto that was topped by deer in late May also came back with vengeance and was nearly the same size.

I didn't get a pic of all of them, but between the crap left over from moving still in the garage and now the plants, the garage is full, lol

Edit: those large green Monrovia pots are 12" T x 15" W


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#1494995 U)<now's 2016/2017 Indoor/Outdoor Glog

Posted by U)<now on 29 September 2017 - 06:33 PM

Hey all, sorry for the lack of updates. I was traveling alot in August and September for work. My season is pretty much done here. Supposed to get down to 36f tonight. Probably have bout 10 days or so left.

It's been an awesome season though. Another good learning experience. Unfortunately now that my season is done, my plants are of course loaded with pods. Didn't get as many pods as I had hoped, but I did get a bunch of seeds for next season.

Oh, and a friend that had some of my plants got one with a CPR that grew true, so I snagged that plant back from them and it had one ripe pod on it, and I'll try to overwinter the plant also.


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#1485294 U)<now's 2016/2017 Indoor/Outdoor Glog

Posted by U)<now on 20 August 2017 - 08:10 PM

My first actual harvest this season. Going to dehydrate some and make some salsa with the others. Some of these, like the BTR are early pods so not quite the desired pheno, but new pods that are setting are spot on.


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#1484742 Stabilizing the CPR

Posted by U)<now on 19 August 2017 - 09:25 AM

Well, this is rather disappointing; the small CPR plant pods are red:
But the pods are good size and, while not the classic Primo/Reaper shape, quite wrinkly and have great shoulders.
I believe this will be my overwinter plant.

Nah, that's not disappoining, that's exciting! We are all getting something different, so it's cool to see what each of us end up with. I'm going to overwinter mine as well and try to overwinter as many of my other plants as I have room for.

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