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The 10th Annual Hot Pepper Awards Winners Announced!


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#1484122 LAND OF THE GIANTS 2017 - Biggest Bonnet Competition

Posted by PaulG on Yesterday, 06:08 PM

First ripe pods from MoA 👏

First contest entry - nothing to fear here 😂
9.5 gr.

3.25 inches x 2.54 cm/inch = 8.26 cm

Every little bit helps the team effort!
Go Yanks! 🤙

#1484118 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by PaulG on Yesterday, 05:48 PM

Wow, lots going on here in contestville!
Good on all 'ya!

First, the good news...
Finally another round ripened up.
There are a number also starting to ripen.
145.375 gr.

Last total: 160.375 gr.

New total 305.75 gr.

Now the bad news. My competition plant has acquired some
kind of disease. Maybe i was overwatering with the cooler temps,
so dialed it back a bit.

See for yourselves. The pods get these 'lesions',
then fall off the plant. The ripe pods are unaffected.


Hoping that the return of more seasonal weather
might mitigate things a bit. Good growin', all!

#1483842 2017 Inaugural Southern Hemisphere Growdown Throwdown Aji Amarillo

Posted by PaulG on 15 August 2017 - 10:45 AM

I liked everything but the last pic - kill 'em all!


The plants look great...

#1483841 NWCF 2017 Seattle area campout- RESERVATIONS OPEN!!!

Posted by PaulG on 15 August 2017 - 10:42 AM

THP rocks!

#1483840 Seattle-Area Potluck with PRIZES! Saucemakers welcome to submit - A celeb...

Posted by PaulG on 15 August 2017 - 10:40 AM

Alright folks!  Sounds like we're rollin'  

Thanks to THP for ratcheting things up a notch!


As I said on the other thread, I'm in for Bloody Mary Sunday,

and will bring breakfast eggs.  Let me know how many.  

Also, I have a small smoker that would do three chickens

if we decide to go that way.


Should be a hoot - Here's to a good turnout!

#1483686 NWCF 2017 Seattle area campout- RESERVATIONS OPEN!!!

Posted by PaulG on 14 August 2017 - 05:17 PM

I'm in for Bloody Marys Sunday am and will bring some

eggs - how many do you think we'll need?



Have  yurt 19 reserved, but don't know how many will be

coming from here, yet.


Chiliaddict talked in the earlier thread about bringing some

smokers - is that sort of on hold?


Hoorah that Asron is going to be there!


I vote for throwback popcorn contest - I can donate a

bottle of the 9.6 mil pure evil! 


Unfortunately I will have no pods - nothing ripened up,

yet - been a tough grow season  :mope:

#1483092 LAND OF THE GIANTS 2017 - Biggest Bonnet Competition

Posted by PaulG on 12 August 2017 - 10:56 AM

Nice pod, Al!

#1482378 2017 Inaugural Southern Hemisphere Growdown Throwdown Aji Amarillo

Posted by PaulG on 09 August 2017 - 12:15 PM

lol Paul is that your strain? I thought you were selecting shorter bushier amarillos?

:rofl: Those are the shorter strain!  The Ajis in the 20-gallon

containers are about 4' x 4' and very bushy as you can see

in the last pic above.  The AA growth habit is tall and spreading,

especially after they fork. The branches definitely need support

when they load up with pods. They grow more like a vine, it seems

like. I have had them reach 7 feet in height. The 4-month old

plants aren't branching out much because of the small

containers, I think. 



Can't wait to see how your Southern Growdown turns out.  Will provide

us in the Northern Hemi with some good winter entertainment!

#1482131 Walchit's Glog 2017

Posted by PaulG on 08 August 2017 - 02:37 PM

Hey, Walchit!  Saw your reaper/fireball video. Ya got balls!


Disgusting :fireball:  :onfire:  :hell:   :rofl:

#1482128 PaulG 2017

Posted by PaulG on 08 August 2017 - 02:34 PM

Gee Paul... You're really nailing your season despite the extremes of weather... Nice job! I love the variety and color I'm seeing, keep up the good work!

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Thanks for the ups, Rick.  Nothing to do but wait, now   :rolleyes:   :cool:

Your grow is looking really good, brother! 

#1481963 PaulG 2017

Posted by PaulG on 07 August 2017 - 11:23 PM

Your garden is looking great! Those rocotos look delicious.

Thanks, GCM!  One of my favorite peppers.  

Great flavor, and can even pack a bit of a punch.

Stuff with some ground pork or cheese and bake

and I'm in heaven.


Something about peruvian varieties just seems to

appeal to me   :drooling:


Keep up the good work in your grow, Dale - looking good!

#1481899 WindowBoxGardner First Glog 2017

Posted by PaulG on 07 August 2017 - 06:09 PM

Very nice selection of Thai peppers, WBG!  


Your wife is awesome for hooking you up with the fencing!


Where in N. Cali to you live?  I grew up in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

#1481895 TBG's First Chilli Blitz! (2017-18)

Posted by PaulG on 07 August 2017 - 06:03 PM

Great start, TBG!  Lots of nice seedlings to pamper...


What are you growing your plants in?  You mentioned yellowing leaves.  

If you are in peat pellets or some seedling mix with no nutes in it, you

will need to fertilize your seedlings.  I usually start when they are setting

their second set of true leaves, and then start weak - say 1/4 strength for

a few waterings, and slowly work up to 3/4 to full strength when they get large.

#1481887 Bhuter's 2017 Glog

Posted by PaulG on 07 August 2017 - 05:17 PM

Thank you very much, Paul! Too much heat for me, too. If only there were people closer to me to share with. Lol

I feel your pain, there, my friend.  My honey doesn't like hot food,

so I rarely get to eat it at home.  Fortunately, I have a couple of

neighbors who like it, so I make poppers and stuffers once in a while.


I put hot powder on my meals, but it's just not the same as cooking

with the pods.  Every time I look at Essigi's grow log, I feel jealous.  

His foodies are deluxe! Ditto Stickman!

#1481882 PaulG 2017

Posted by PaulG on 07 August 2017 - 05:07 PM

Those Scorpions are looking wicked. I never get tails like those.


What variety are they?

They are indeed, Al. The plant came to me from Spankycolts

in 2012, labeled as a Giant White Habanero.  It was neither   :liar:  :confused:   :rolleyes:

so probably mislabeled.  The first couple of seasons, some of

the pods had short stubby tails like a Moruga, and a lot of big,

blocky pods of various shapes. Unfortunately, due to Photo Bucket's

egregious behavior, I can't refer you to any of my first 5 grow logs

to see pix of them. One forum member thought some of the pods looked

like Cardi Scorpions. So I just call it a Scorpion   ;)


The pods are yellow. My only complaint is that

when the Fall weather comes, some of the pods have a tendency

to split and crack.


I have always taken the seed from the gnarliest pods, often with

nice stingers, but this is the first year for seeing so many of the

mean-looking tails.  I'm going to have a hard time selecting seed

pods this season!  I will try for a good amount of seed from the

different phenotypes, and see what develops next season.  Besides

the pods with stingers, there are also some large, blocky pods.


Thanks for the interest, Al.  I'd be happy to send you some seed

from a nasty looking pod at the end of the season...


Keep on rockin' your grow, brothah!