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Favorite Hot Pepper
Favorite Hot Sauce
Secret Aardvark and anything of Pic1's
Favorite BBQ Food
steak on the barbie, mates!
Chili... Beans or No Beans?
Favorite Beverage with Fiery Food
beer, mostly mexican
c. chinense: Choc. Habanero (RF), Fatali (PM), Red Caribbean Habanero (NMSU), Congo Trinidad (PM),
c. baccatum: Inca Red Drop (PM): OmniColor (NMSU), Bishop's Crown (PM), Yellow Aji (PG)
c. annuum: Black Pearl (THSC), Explosive Ember (THSC), Wild Texas Tepin (THSC), Chiltepin (NMSU), Bolivian Rainbow (USHOT), commercial packets: Long Red Cayenne, Serrano, Poblano, Early Jalapeno, Marconi Rosso, Hungarian Hot Wax,
c. pubescens: Orange Rocoto (PM)
Seeds Available For Trade
Seed List - I have few of some of these, but feel free to ask. I'm not sure they are all in the right place, let me know if you see any misplaced..
Cal Wonder Bell
Inca Lost PM
Chili Costa Rica
Long Red Cayenne
Yellow Aji Peppermania
Yellow Aji peruvian market
Inca Red Drop
Orange Rocoto PM / H2012
Pointed Yellow Hab
Giant White Hab
Peruvian White Hab
Harold St. Bart’s
Congo Trinidad Red
Congo Trinidad Yellow
Jamaican Red Mushroom
Bonda Ma Jacques
Chocolate Scotch Bonnet
Trinidad Red Scotch Bonnet
Yellow Scotch Bonnet
Yellow Scotch Bonnet
TFM Scotch Bonnet
Tobago Scotch Bonnet
Bhuts, Sevens, Crosses:
Red Seven x BJ
Not White Seven
Bhut Jolokia Red
Yellow Cardi Scorpion
Trinidad Scorpion FG
Trinidad Scorpion Butch T
The warm up we get is rather quick; so quick that the temps are in range but the soil isn't. At least not for the Chinense. I'm strongly considering pots for them next year. The Annuum's just don't care. The 90's are just around the corner.
Going to work just seems to get in the way of anything anymore...LOL Haha no kidding!
That's a good point, Scott. I'll need to check to make sure
the soil is as warm as the air temp.
Good on your moderating Spring, Paul. We turned to schnitt here a few days ago and now there's 3 inches of snow with 4 more expected. It had been so good I was just about to cut my first harvest of asparagus, but waited just one night too long-whole plot froze out.
It was 62° just a couple days ago.
I'm not sure how moderating - we must have
gotten a bit of your weather, Eric.
Temps down to 35˚F last night - bit of a surprise!
Plants seem okay, but not the perkiest. Geez, I can't
wait for warmer days and nights!
Paul,if you did not do such a good job preparing those young plants before they were put outside you may have lost them.Keep on rolling buddy.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Randy.
Had another little hailstorm with downpour yesterday.
The pubescens are soldiering on, but we could really use
a turn for the better.
The Aji Lemon Drops, c. baccatum, have been outside for a
couple of weeks - under the deck canopy.
Hard to find a place for 3' plants in 2-liter pots
They are flowering and setting pods right along.
Red Rocotos, 2nd generation, peruvian seed.
Hit pretty hard by the hail storms and windy weather.
The one on the right has lost a good portion of its leaves.
Looking good Paul. I see you had some hail. Last week when the cold front passed over, we had some minor hail too, some snow and then a couple mornings below freezing. Cherry's, plums and some low resistant trees (like for example apricots) were burnt badly. Feeling bad for all of those who are making a living from the fruit trees.
As for the hail, if it happens in july or august, it happens hard. That's why I'm putting the netting over chiles on the garden and keeping those most wanted varieties on the balcony where there's less chance of direct hit.
Your plants seem fine and most of them are looking superb. Good luck with the plant out later on.
Thanks, Uros! Smart move protecting your chili plants!
My first hook was Feb. 14, last hook Mar. 3, so you are at least a month ahead.
Still, that must be some great soil and ferts.
I use FFOF as potting medium, and Alaska Fish and Alaska Seaweed for ferts, but I only give a small amount (1 gallon to do all 80 pots) of the ferts once a week.
But, mine are still under the lights until at least the end of this week.
Anyway, yours are looking superb.
Than you, Al. I like FFOF but the grow store was out so I mixed
some VermiFire with some FFHF and it seems to have really kicked
things into gear!
So do you wait for lows of 50° and above? Well I do for the dirt, as it needs to warm up. But in pots can you cheat a few degrees? Or do you wait?
And those are some good sized containers you're using. Now I know why you were reluctant to replace the soil last season. I wouldn't want to either!
Actually, Scott, as soon as I am comfortable that the temps
will be in mid 40's. If I waited for 50's, I'd plant out end of
May or June!
Don't mind me no bit Paul, I've been away from the realm for awhile... Just playing catch up still on pg. 2 right now. Keep up the good work Paul...
Haha, James - no problem, brother, you are always welcome here!