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Identifying wild peppers from a jungle in Kerala, India

09 August 2014 - 01:58 PM

Hello everyone! I have just returned home from an amazing trip to India! 

While following some locals to a river in Kerala, I came across a few peppers plants growing maybe 100 feet from the river! 

There seemed to be three different varieties growing!

I harvested as many ripe ones as possible from each plant for seed collecting, but unfortunately there were only one or two on each plant :/

I took pictures of pods/flowers in hope that somebody could help identify them!

Here are the pictures!








Variety #1





Variety #2





Variety #3





:dance: Thanks in advance! I'll be willing to trade/share seeds with whoever is interested after I grow them!  :party:

Pretty inspiring Ted Talk about gardening

09 February 2014 - 12:24 AM

I came across this Ted Talk and shared it on my facebook page it's about starting gardens in LA and just anywhere that has extra land.

Thought some of you might appreciate it 



Here's a link to my post



Here's a link straight to the youtube






Best way to preserve a home hotsauce?

04 February 2014 - 07:00 PM

Hey THP!


My grandpa invited a homemade hot-sauce about 25 years ago that we use in our family restaurants in the Los Angles area. Unfortunately, this sauce only has a shelf life of a 3-7 days. It has been out a family goal to sell this hot sauce on a larger scale, hopefully starting off in local markets, or something along those lines, but the shelf life makes it unreasonable..


In the past we hired chemists that we got in contact with through food shows. Their job was to add preservatives to this hot sauce, keeping the flavor as close to the original as possible, but everything they came up with, altered the flavor and we didn't really get what we were looking for.


I know many of you guys make your own sauces, so I was wondering if there was a secret ingredient that worked as a tasteless preservative or anything. We've been trying to do this for quite some time, so any suggestions would help. Our goal is to achieve around a 6 month shelf life.


Or better yet, if any of you guys live in the LA area, we'd be happy to hire you to try to see what you can do with it!


Thanks in advance everyone! :]

Quick question..

19 July 2012 - 07:15 PM

is it time to transplant? all my plants with this batch are still small and none are flowering, except

this one
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what the.... D:

27 June 2012 - 01:16 AM

aaahh, I dunno how this happened I was gone for one day & all these cups were full of growing plants

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& when I come back home, maybe 12 hours later, they have plants missing..
when I looked closely, they look like

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does anybody know why it did this and any possible solutions?

There was not trace of the missing pieces anywhere, the only thing I could think of is that someone came in and cut them with scissors, but I don't see why anybody would do that...

anything helps! thanks!