Wow, its hard to believe there hasn't been a posting about Open Fields on this forum since 2011. The date for 2017 is set for September 29, 2017 - October 1, 2017 at an undisclosed location in Indiana.
If you want to attend, you need to contact Milton Limonchi and get directions and instructions. I don't know if he has an email address, but you can find him on Facebook.
If you haven't been, here is how Butch T described it back in 2011:
It's really more like a family reunion with the 3rd & 4th coozan's(cousins to you yanks) you never met before! It's basicly camping out if you stay in the fields, but there are hotels to stay in if you want to come & go (staying in the fields is the way to go, I've done it both way's)If I make it (keep me away, lol) expect some of the best gulf seafood we have to offer, maybe even a hot pepper or 2, the Trinidad Scorpion was available at OF the same year the Naga Morrich was supposed to be the hottest, there was some surprises in the heat level even before that, but it'll cost you a couple of beers and a trip to open fields to hear those stories!~
The event still has some unmet funding needs if you want to contribute. The link for contributions if you are so inclined is:
Greetings Chileheads. Something that got buried in a post from 2012 is the discount I offer for members of the The Hot Pepper. As a valued customer you get a 25% discount on your order by using the coupon code ‟Chilehead‟ at checkout. Enjoy! John
Greetings. I have always bleach treated my seeds after harvesting to kill any seed-borne nasties. All commercial bleaches used to be about a 5% sodium hypochlorite solution, so to get to my desired concentration (3%), I used 3 parts water to 2 parts bleach. However, Clorox has recently begun selling a more concentrated bleach which is an 8.25% solution. I've never been a math or chemistry whiz. How much water do I need to add it to to reach a 3% solution?