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midwestchilehead

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#1628086 Red flags of "newbie" seed scammers on THP

Posted by midwestchilehead on 24 April 2019 - 05:49 AM

You forgot midwestchileheads. I'm kind of active here.

 

otherwise i'll just say support our vendors! juanitospeppers, pepperlover, whitehotpeppers, pepperbymail, texascreek, joynershotpeppers, sicmanshotpepepers all are active here.

 




#1627045 Walchit 2019

Posted by midwestchilehead on 19 April 2019 - 05:45 AM

Did you sign up for chip drop? I signed up for over a year and never got anything.

 

Been waiting a whole year, having to sign back up every 90 day or something, but I finally got another load of free mulch.
 

 




#1625396 What would be a good time to plant Carolina Reaper seeds in Chicago suburbs?

Posted by midwestchilehead on 11 April 2019 - 05:59 AM

It is probably a little late to start superhots, but you can still start annuums from seed and get a good yield from them.

 

If you want to grow superhots, I'd suggest sourcing some plants at this point.

 

Some good sources for plants are:

 

The Chile Woman

Cross Country Nurseries

Refining Fire Chiles

Refining fire runs bare root plant sales through various groups on Facebook, and you can pick some up there pretty cheaply.

 

Good luck!

 

 

I see, dang, so it's too late now? I was worried that April would be too soon.

 




#1625170 What would be a good time to plant Carolina Reaper seeds in Chicago suburbs?

Posted by midwestchilehead on 10 April 2019 - 05:37 AM

My climate is similar to yours. I start mine in January. I grow them under lights in 4" pots until they are ready to go out to the greenhouse, usually in mid-April. They usually get planted in the ground in late May to early June.




#1624220 Hello from Kansas

Posted by midwestchilehead on 05 April 2019 - 06:09 AM

What superhots are you starting with? And how many will you be growing? Do you already have them sold?




#1623855 Please Help

Posted by midwestchilehead on 03 April 2019 - 06:28 AM

That looks like a Serrano. It will be hot, but nowhere near as hot as a Bhut Jolokia. Think a Jalapeno X 3.

 




#1623495 Hello from Kansas

Posted by midwestchilehead on 01 April 2019 - 06:22 AM

Another welcome from Topeka. I had heard of Anthony, but didn't know where it was. Darn near Oklahoma!




#1622742 The Hot Pepper Discount at Midwestchileheads.com

Posted by midwestchilehead on 27 March 2019 - 02:38 PM

The old 25% off discount (code "Chilehead") still works, but we just added a new BOGO discount too. Select any one pack of seeds, get another at 50% off. Enter coupon code "Mwchbogo" at checkout to take advantage of this discount, and thanks for your business! John




#1620813 Landrace Chiles of Northern New Mexico

Posted by midwestchilehead on 18 March 2019 - 06:11 AM

Wow, that is a nice collection. Jim Duffy has added several varieties since I last looked at his site, many that I have never heard of. And here I thought I was done ordering seeds for the year :drooling:




#1620810 USDA Small Lots of Seed Permit

Posted by midwestchilehead on 18 March 2019 - 05:59 AM

I've never had a problem receiving seeds from Italy, China, Sweden, Australia, even Russia, but US customs must not like packages coming from Holland.




#1618431 Heritage Big Jim

Posted by midwestchilehead on 08 March 2019 - 08:07 AM

Thanks for the Midwest Chileheads shoutouts, guys! I'm feeling the love.

 

You may also want to try Rattlesnake in addition to Heritage Big Jims and Ms. Junies.

 

And don't forget the THP discount - use the code "Chilehead" at checkout to get 25% off your order.




#1617770 USDA Small Lots of Seed Permit

Posted by midwestchilehead on 05 March 2019 - 09:34 PM

Apparently so. I guess $20 worth of foreign seeds could wipe out the whole US pepper market!

 

More government red tape to slog through. I got my permit today and will try again. :rolleyes:

 

Well that's God damn stupid. Does America need protection from peppers?

 




#1617677 A glimpse into the Chile-Head past

Posted by midwestchilehead on 05 March 2019 - 01:57 PM

I'm in there - as jjk!

 

PS: Read the posts from Rael. Comedy gold!




#1617676 Sepia serpent

Posted by midwestchilehead on 05 March 2019 - 01:55 PM

I grew it a couple years ago. I need to grow it again soon.




#1617673 USDA Small Lots of Seed Permit

Posted by midwestchilehead on 05 March 2019 - 01:50 PM

I just had a seed order confiscated by customs. It is the first time that has happened to me. It was coming from Holland, so maybe that was part of the problem. In any event, it made me realize that nine years ago I started to get a USDA Small Lots of Seed permit to allow importation, but I never finished the process. Do any of you have such a permit? What has been your experience with the permit?