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#1471328 Blue Christmas taste test

Posted by U)<now on Yesterday, 09:55 AM

Mine are in pots also on my deck. Very pretty plants, cool to see more people growing them!b2ad713e6401096bc6b8657086aa7784.jpg78401cfd18ff1a9fc43b1147f82913a8.jpg


#1471042 U)<now's 2016/2017 Indoor/Outdoor Glog

Posted by U)<now on 27 June 2017 - 11:20 AM

Nice work, and BOY, do I hear you on the deer. They topped all my Aji Amarillos and Mama's bell plants, decimated just about everything else but tomatoes.
 
I'm sure the U.P. is filthier with the cloven-hoofed rats than where I am, kep de battle de blood clot, mon!!

Yeah, they eat everything! Even the landscaping bushes and plants!

Lesson learned though.

I'll probably always have some in pots just for backup/more control over them if the weather is too wet or too dry for long periods and just keep them in the garden like I am now.

Always learning new things every day!


#1471039 U)<now's 2016/2017 Indoor/Outdoor Glog

Posted by U)<now on 27 June 2017 - 11:16 AM

Looking great!
Is the Blue Christmas all ornamental?
I see it got the pretty pot!

Thanks! It's not strictly ornamental, but it's the most colorful variety I have once the pods start changing and with the purple leaves it looks cool, so that's why they have the fancy pots on the deck.


#1470896 U)<now's 2016/2017 Indoor/Outdoor Glog

Posted by U)<now on 26 June 2017 - 10:00 PM

So I left the potted plants outside of the garden fence in the yard, apparently that was a mistake, the deer ate some of them a few days ago... they'll come back nice and bushy, but I likely won't get any pods off them this season. So I moved them into the garden I between rows now.
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Here are some pics of plants that are getting some pods now. Plants need to be fed, but it hasnt stopped raining here in a week now and we're due for almost 2 more weeks of rain, so it feels pointless to water them more just to feed them, but I'm going to do that tomorrow anyways.

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Mutant Hab...

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Maybe a pod that finally took on the mutant hab?

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Jalapenos and stuff have pods too, but those aren't as exciting so I don't bother with any pics of them.


Here are my two Blue Christmas in nicer pots now...

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I think that's about it for now folks. Hopefully this rain let's up soon. Thank God I have sandy soil right now.


#1468288 U)<now's 2016/2017 Indoor/Outdoor Glog

Posted by U)<now on 18 June 2017 - 10:56 AM

Hey all!

After a couple more weeks of neglecting my plants while moving into the new house and painting and yada yada yada... I finally have the garden done and the rest potted up into 5 gallon or larger pots, except the mutant hab, that's in a 3 gallon.

I decided to leave the garden in the spot the previous owners had it for this season, but I made it a bit bigger. I'll move it next year though. Garden is 19ft x 13ft. 54 spots total with 24" spacing. Garden soil is very, very sandy. Especially close to the garage where sand was used for backfill. That's good for drainage though, especially considering it's supposed to rain. Almost every day for the next 2 weeks.

So I put one of each into pots, and one of each into the garden. Then filled the extra garden spots with some of my spare plants and 7 tomato plants.

I don't have an exact final list/qty yet, but I'll get a count soon.

Here's a few quick pics..

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Blue Christmas. going to get some nicer large pots to keep these two on the deck as ornamental peppers...

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That's all for now! Hopefully I'll be back to regular updates soon!


#1459705 Dragon's breath...2.48m scovilles?

Posted by U)<now on 24 May 2017 - 11:23 AM

So the rules above imply the Guinness record is hottest pepper tested, with no requirement to be stabalised.  I see the logic in DeWitt and Duffy's arguments, but if those are the rules... those are the rules - fair in a sense as they are applied the same to everyone.  
 
Guess the grey area is 'World Hottest Chilli' record holder doesn't necessarily equate to 'World's hottest Chilli variety', as an unstable hybrid or one off isn't necessarily a variety in it's own right unless grown over the requisite number of generations to achieve stability and consistency in heat levels.
 
Anyway, doing my bit to stoke the hype / fall foul of the marketing... my plug arrived today, will keep you posted on how it turns out.  Quite a few UK growers in other FB chilli groups I am in also have them, so we'll see how they turn out.

Looking forward to following this Dennis. You should start a Glog just for this plant or add it to your current glog.


#1459700 Stabilizing the CPR

Posted by U)<now on 24 May 2017 - 11:20 AM

What are you using?


I'm using CNS17 Grow. Recommended by Solid7.
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#1459653 Grrrrr.... Complete Rip-Off!

Posted by U)<now on 24 May 2017 - 09:38 AM

Yeah, as hogleg said, this definitely looks like the guy was trying to make a joke about buying junk seeds from eBay. Looks like he was just doing some trolling, lol.


#1459565 Flavours of the Caribbean (Mainly)

Posted by U)<now on 23 May 2017 - 09:22 PM

All caught up now, looking awesome! I'm definitely going to try making some jam this season! Sounds amazing!


#1459555 Stabilizing the CPR

Posted by U)<now on 23 May 2017 - 08:36 PM

Here's my 2 main CPR from in the grow tent, both about 7 inches tall now

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And my 3 spare CPR... I still have way to many plants, like 150ish total :rofl:

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The rest of my spares/resow's...

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#1459371 Stabilizing the CPR

Posted by U)<now on 23 May 2017 - 10:35 AM

My CPR are all doing well also. I'll post some pics tonight. They are about 6 inches or so tall now. And also, now that I got my plants back on the right track they are really growing again


#1458892 Hydroponics and Tomato Cages?

Posted by U)<now on 22 May 2017 - 10:12 AM

If they are soft/flexible enough still, you could wrap a rope around them about half way down or so, slowly tighten it to pull all the branches up and together, then slide the cage over, and release the rope.


#1458054 OCD 2017!!!

Posted by U)<now on 19 May 2017 - 08:26 PM

I do want to point out my directions are for a digital camera, as Chuck was talking Nikon. I don't think they can connect to a phone, I could be wrong ;)
But it's the method I use, and much easier than using photoshop to resize images one at a time. I then upload to my FTP server.
 


Yeah, my first set of instructions would be for a digital camera also, just have to download the pics to your PC from your digital camera like you normally do, or from your phone (if you don't like tapatalk) , then upload to imgur, then copy paste the link into your THP post. No need for MS office or to email them to yourself and redownload again. So it saves a few steps.


#1457596 OCD 2017!!!

Posted by U)<now on 18 May 2017 - 05:53 PM

I saw a weather clip on Denver today. Circle/slash on that nonsense!
 
A quick tip on resizing pics the easy way. You need Micro$oft Office as a prerequisite. Setup Outlook to do email. Then hook the USB to the camera, open the file management tool (if I know what windows you have I can name it better). Find the camera and copy the photos to a folder. I create one like 2017, in it I make sub folders for the dates like 5-18 for today. I copy the pics there. Example path of folder C:&#092;2017&#092;5-18&#092;
I then highlight the keepers (all at once) and right click, I choose send to-mail recipient. Choose a size. I use 1024 x 768. Click attach and it will put them all in an email. Send them to yourself. Delete the original from the hard drive (not the camera). Click send and receive and then save all the pics back to the same folder. Upload and share ;)
 
It took me longer to typo this than it takes to do it...and it works great. No need for photoshop.

If you're posting from a PC you can also just upload them to a private folder on imgur.com and simply choose which size you want next to the image (I usually use "Large Thumbnail") then copy the "BBCode/Message Forums" link after choosing the size and paste it into your post, it will already have the [ IMG ] and [/IMG] added to it.

So in summary, upload to imgur, select size, copy/paste into post... done.

Or, if on a smartphone, just use the tapatalk app and just click the gallery icon and choose the pic you want. That's the simplest and fastest, and it resizes them automatically to BBCode.

But I don't type quiet as fast on mobile as I do on PC, so long posts on mobile using the app are kind of a PITA.

95% of my posts are all from tapatalk, including this one but I removed the "sent from my blah blah using tapatalk" signature part. No one's the wiser.


Tapatalk instructions...


Step one, click the button circled in red to switch to the old style, now called Advanced Editor" mode. This is only needed since a recent update to the app and only if you want to see the raw link to be able to put text in between each image. Otherwise the app will just add all images in a row with no space to text in between them like I'm doing in this post. It says can not be undone, but it's only for that one post, so no worries, you have to click it again for each time you post if you want to be able to move images around inside your post.

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Step 2, click ok...

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Step 3, choose your pics one by one...

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See here how it looks with raw links and how I'm able to space down and add text between images...

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I thought there was already a guide on uploading pics, but if not, I'll make one for both styles with step by step pictures.


#1457011 U)<now's 2016/2017 Indoor/Outdoor Glog

Posted by U)<now on 16 May 2017 - 09:05 PM

Plants look amazing, Troy.

I think your right on track. They'll do their thing once they are hardened off and into the sunshine.

Thanks Chuck! Much appreciated!