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skullbiker

Member Since 27 Jan 2013
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#1637551 2019 Hay Bale Pepper Patch

Posted by skullbiker on Today, 10:48 AM

 
Indeed. We're eating all we can stand and I'm running two 8-tray, 1000 watt Nesco 1018 Gardenmasters full time and making purees in the food processor to freeze for my girl dog.
 
I may have to convert my freezigerator back to a freezer for a while.


Sounds like you are about ready to move up to a Harvestright Home Freeze Dryer. We work ours pretty hard, just finished a 15 lb batch of rhubarb yesterday, now its available to use for the next 20 — 25 years. You could make some astronaut snacks for your pups!


#1637207 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on 13 June 2019 - 12:28 PM

My ten day low is 58F. We only see those temps in the winter. Glad everyone survived, my California plants probably would have just fell out of their pots and gave up.


I get sporadic mid and upper 40s for night time lows in July and August, and those are our hot months.


#1637205 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on 13 June 2019 - 12:24 PM

Nice pic!
Don't you guys ever get a real summer?


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...............................NO!
Now you know why I am moving after 65 yrs of this crap!


#1637202 Hello from Wisconsin

Posted by skullbiker on 13 June 2019 - 12:03 PM

WELCOME TO THP


#1637167 2019 - The Farm

Posted by skullbiker on 13 June 2019 - 08:33 AM

I don't understand, there are no dead rodents. No more dead plants, but also no dead rodents. 
 
 


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#1637165 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on 13 June 2019 - 08:25 AM

No problems, my plants have been trained to take on the extremes!👍 Every thing looks good.

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#1637153 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on 13 June 2019 - 06:27 AM

Uh oh! Did you lose anything? Fortunately, peppers, and everything else, for that matter, grow really fast in Florida.


Have not gone out to look at them yet but really have never lost anything that did not actually have frost on them. My plants instinctively know that tough love is better than no love! I plan to cut back any that I move(space issues moving), so any in Florida will start from stumps or seed.


#1637145 2019 Hay Bale Pepper Patch

Posted by skullbiker on 13 June 2019 - 05:53 AM

Growth pic week 8. Harvesting or even finding all the ripe pods in this jungle will be a nightmare. I took a closer look today and found several pounds to pick out of the bottom layers. I barely got started.
 
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Oh boy, now all the good fun of processing everything.
I really like growing and consuming the garden stuff but the processing not so much.


#1637136 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on 13 June 2019 - 05:32 AM

Aaaaahhhhhhh, gotta love these crisp mornings in Minnesnowta in late(almost summer)spring. Heaters were removed from the greenhouse two weeks ago. Here is the temperature in there this morning.

WTF!!!

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#1637135 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on 13 June 2019 - 05:27 AM

Daily peppers(low to mid-range heat) are the direction I am going these days. Only one superhot variety this year and may not get anything off them because of my move. I should have extra seeds later on as I have already started saving and drying them.


#1637057 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on 12 June 2019 - 06:30 PM

great looking pods!  how is the heat level on those different types?


Not much heat on the Rocoto Rio Haullago and the Rocoto Montufars are between a good Jalapeno and Serrano. Both have good flavor but when I dice up the Haullago I get the smell o a bell pepper.


#1637019 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on 12 June 2019 - 01:00 PM

Great pics.
Early ripening, lucky you!


They have to be early, any that dont ripen before the second week in July probably wont get the chance(this season). The few that I keep will be massively cut back for the move south.


#1636985 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on 12 June 2019 - 09:10 AM

A couple of pics from yesterday.

Rocoto Guatamala Orange starting to get ripe.

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Tumor pod Rocoto Rio Haullago and a ripe buddy.

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An Arequipa Giant Rocoto continuing to grow.

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And a Rocoto Montufar through the glazing.

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And the deer this morning probably wishing my plants were in the open.

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#1636602 Morning

Posted by skullbiker on 10 June 2019 - 02:55 AM

WELCOME TO THP


#1636527 DF Kratky Experiment Glog

Posted by skullbiker on 09 June 2019 - 05:50 PM

SO the Aphids have found my Kratky and the spraying has not helped, planting them outside now, only way to save them. Three more tomorrow to plant, its raining off and on.
 
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Damned bugs.