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In Topic: Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Yesterday, 01:23 PM

First blood...

Nice Scott! Now, what do they taste like? [emoji41]

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In Topic: Stickman's 2018 Soil Mineralization Glog

17 June 2018 - 05:23 PM

Your brainstrain is definitely killing mine. It didn't like my soil mixture at first or something. All the backup plants I put in the ground caught up to it real quick. Hopefully you get the rain and the warm nights you need!

Sorry to hear that..... sounds like we're banging our heads against the wall for different reasons... I think the main reason I've done as well as I have so far is the early (for New England) start and weekly feedings my plants got before transplanting outside, plus the soil prep the beds got. I'm really sold on soil testing and building it up organically.

Looking good Rick!
I can't believe you're still getting 50's, our night times are 75°, day times 95-100°. Which is why I'm throwing in the towel. The maters are done, so pick and pull, and take a break. First time in the last 30 months ;)

Heh... believe it brother. [emoji849] I'm glad your garden did so well for you this season though. As we continue to dial in our garden soil, I'll be really interested in comparing notes... as we get time. [emoji6]

Looking through the freezer downstairs I see we had a quart of Charro Beans, so it looks like supper will be quelites with tomatoes, poblanos and frijoles, with rice and tortillas. Here's the finished product.
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In Topic: Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

17 June 2018 - 01:48 PM

I'll try not to be jelly of you guys with the early pods. [emoji6] Some of those plants are monsters! It's been cool and dry here this spring so I'm way behind by my estimation, but the plant started to blossom today, so I hope to go into production soon now that things are finally starting to warm up here.

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In Topic: Stickman's 2018 Soil Mineralization Glog

17 June 2018 - 01:05 PM

Looks like they are recovering well from the sunburn! Should take off real nice now.



Cheers Trent! The biggest problems here were cold overnight temps and lack of rain. The nights are pretty consistently in the upper 50s-low  to mid 60s now, so as long as I keep them watered, they should finally green up and grow. The furthest along are the over-wintered Douglah...

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and the Growdown Yellow Brainstrain that got a larger pot than the rest. Both are blooming now, and the rest will hopefully not be far behind.

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The canopy of the growdown plant next to my size 10 foot.

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I just picked a big bowl of Lambs Quarters to cook up for supper later...

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Probably with one of these recipes... https://www.maangchi...yeongaju-muchim

or Quelites with tomatoes...  http://ediblebajaari...son-of-quelites

In Topic: Stickman's 2018 Soil Mineralization Glog

16 June 2018 - 05:58 PM

Looking good, Rick! It looks like our plants are about the same growth-wise. Chinense trying to put on side branches and top buds while Annuums are podding up. I'm gonna grow some Aleppo's next year, but this year I found a Syrian Haskorea at the local nursery. Plants from there are hit or miss, but I have high hopes for this one. Heat wave coming...hopefully it'll be good for them. They need to GROW!!! Lol. But it's been raining so often that I've only watered once. So I can't feed.

Great looking dishes, Chef!

Heh... I hear ya 'bout the cool weather this spring. With the exception of the growdown plant, the Chinense and Pubiscens varieties only started to really green up and grow in the last week. The same is true of the Jalapenos and Rezha peppers... the Hungarian, Aleppo, Tepin Cross and Pequin chiles are the only Annuums podding up right now. I'll try not to envy your rain... we've only gotten about 8 inches since the beginning of April. I tried to use water from the rain barrel as much as possible, but it doesn't stretch very far when it's this dry. We'll get there in the end... at least the Pequins are drought tolerant... [emoji4]

The kimchi's ready and in the fridge. I made a cold asian noodle soup with it for lunch today that really hit the spot. The next two days are supposed to be very hot, so I guess I got the timing right.


Late afternoon pic just before sundown...

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Have a productive weekend all!