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#1648677 Pequin plants not as advertised

Posted by midwestchilehead on Yesterday, 08:42 AM

Looking for something like this?



#1648675 Scoville heat level chart imposter!!

Posted by midwestchilehead on Yesterday, 08:30 AM

:high:  Well, that explains a lot of things around here  :high:


#1647390 Pepper identification

Posted by midwestchilehead on 10 August 2019 - 08:54 AM

Paul, where is that post you made about info that should be required when asking for a pepper ID? I looked for it, but could not find it. I've been seeing lots of "what is this" posts, most of them without pictures of the plant, flowers or even ripe pods. It is impossible to venture an educated (or even wild-ass guess) without these items. :P




#1645133 Help needed

Posted by midwestchilehead on 28 July 2019 - 11:19 AM

Yay! That is great news.

#1643580 Help needed

Posted by midwestchilehead on 18 July 2019 - 12:42 PM

Praying for a good diagnosis and a good outcome.

#1643023 Seeds and Powders

Posted by midwestchilehead on 15 July 2019 - 12:17 PM

I would recommend someone, but they frown on that around here. ;-)

#1642885 Aerogarden Decision To Make ....Help please

Posted by midwestchilehead on 14 July 2019 - 05:37 PM

They do work really well for seed starting. I started most of my seeds in my AG I keep at work, because they keep the temperature around 70 F all the time. I get much better germination there than in my basement, which stays around 55 F during the winter.


i never had an aerogarden but would like to get one for starting seedlings indoors. i know from reading here that they work really well. i just think plants like peppers or tomatoes outgrow the space offered by the aerogarden. 


Leeboy, what kind of pepper is that one? if you have room for it you can bring it back inside at the end of your growing season and keep it going till next year. there is some great info on this site on how to overwinter it. usually in it`s second year plants put out better production from what i have read. 


#1642226 IOS Capsicum annuum Chimayo

Posted by midwestchilehead on 11 July 2019 - 12:10 PM

I would recommend a place, but they frown on that around here  ;)

#1642174 Mulch

Posted by midwestchilehead on 11 July 2019 - 06:30 AM

I use grass clippings. They are cheap (free, actually) and do a great job keeping weeds at bay. They have the added benefit of warming up the soil and the plant's environment as they decompose.


I used to put newspaper down under the clippings, but after testing it out, concluded that was an unnecessary step. Although it is a great way to recycle newspaper, it is windy here most of the time so laying them out was a pain.


I would use arborist wood chips if I had them readily available. I have been signed up with Chip Drop for over two years and have yet to get a drop.

#1640722 Finally, a Smoker I Can Call My Own

Posted by midwestchilehead on 03 July 2019 - 01:02 PM

Yes. Otherwise they will rust.

#1640721 8x6 HF Greenhouse Upgrade support?? The wooden frame version..

Posted by midwestchilehead on 03 July 2019 - 01:01 PM

Instead of spending hard earned money on HF crap, get a Northern Tool shed kit and just cover it with polycarbonate. Much, much sturdier and will last for years. My HF greenhouse only made it about 1.5 seasons until it was destroyed by a microburst.

#1640657 Odd looking Tangerine Dream

Posted by midwestchilehead on 03 July 2019 - 06:25 AM

I got a letter from Burpee last year telling me that the Tangerine Dream seeds I bought from them were actually something else. I didn't grow them last season, so I don't know what that something else was, but you might search on the Burpee site and see if you can find any information about the mix-up.

#1638891 Where to get seeds from their creators?

Posted by midwestchilehead on 22 June 2019 - 11:17 AM

I don't know. I think the MOA's goal is to preserve the phenotype, so they are selective about who gets to grow it and which seeds are saved.

#1637993 Legal question

Posted by midwestchilehead on 17 June 2019 - 12:58 PM

Yeah, but I'm the only one that cited to a (ahem), legal source . . .  :P


Funny thing about this ole Internet.


Whatever answer anyone kinda-sorta had in my mind before opening this thread is here, with a decent, well thought-out rationale.


All I gotta do is pick the answer that already fits my world-view.  :)


#1637911 Legal question

Posted by midwestchilehead on 17 June 2019 - 05:42 AM

The law depends on which state you live in, but the general rule in the United States is that landowners owe no duty to trespassers and only have to refrain from willfully or wantonly injuring them.


In some jurisdictions, a trespasser must prove something more than ordinary neglect on the part of the owner to entitle him/her to recover.  It is to be noted that the observance of due care by a possessor of premises towards a trespasser requires no affirmative conduct to render the premises safe for the trespasser’s use, but only that the possessor must refrain from injuring the trespasser unnecessarily.


See, e.g, https://premisesliab...ed-trespassers/


PS: This post should not be construed as legal advice. The reader is cautioned to confer with their own counsel about the possible liability risks in any particular situation. How's that for a weasel lawyer disclaimer?