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#1568853 Stetto-grow 2018: Takin' another run at it.

Posted by Devv on Yesterday, 05:16 PM

If these Jimmeh Nawdellas taste anything as gnarly as they look I'll be growing a whole row of them next year.




All these guys are doing well, the mystery Mexicans smuggled in are all fowering now, but no pods yet. These Antakes have the biggest blossoms I've seen yet!!




We've gotten past the point where pepper shoots taste good to the deer around here, but we have deer who taste good to critters like this guy. Pic is from right behind the 8th acre...




The trail cam is too far away for a good shot, not to mention this is a compressed pic file, but you get the basic outline, anyway. Varmint rifle is at the ready, our dogs are too old to need be messing with the 'yotes!!


It was feeding day today, fish guts for everyone!! :beer:    :sick:


The Nardello's are a sweet pepper, and yours look great, really good stuff ;)


At work, which is close to the wild nature, we've always had a ton of feral cats, birds and squirrels. We saw a mature fox in a tree last week and then we realized the cats, kittens, squirrels, and birds are not around anymore..


Mother nature doing her thang...

#1568301 Bhuter's 2018 Glog

Posted by Devv on 15 July 2018 - 03:59 PM

Wow Adam!


You're killing it. ;)

#1568289 Not much of a South Tejas GLOG

Posted by Devv on 15 July 2018 - 03:20 PM

Plants look great!


Keep them gals going and sometime in September they should set again.

#1568286 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by Devv on 15 July 2018 - 03:05 PM



Just 2 pods left on the plant, and it most likely won't set again until September. I'm heading to the East Coast for close to two weeks. Hope my gals can hang while I'm out misbehaving..

#1567695 2018 - The Farm

Posted by Devv on 13 July 2018 - 05:44 PM

Had the organic audit yesterday. Took about 5 1/2 hours. 


The only citation I got on the entire operation, was I didn't have statements on file from pepper seed vendors or individuals who I got seeds from, indicating the seeds were not treated with fungicide / pesticide (Captan, etc). 


I have to collect those statements and forward 'em on to the Powers that Be. So some of you who sent seeds my way, might be getting a PM :)


Other than that, looks like I managed to do everything I was supposed to do?!


If all goes well we will have ~136 varieties of pepper seeds grown in isolation and certified as organic seed stock by 2019 growing season. I'll be starting the next batch of isolation peppers in a week or so. They'll be grown entirely indoors, which is about as isolated as I can hope to get them. Hopefully enough time to get pods harvested in Dec or Jan for seeds - although might be too late for some growers (Scott, you sow before most of the rest of us do with your early Tejas season)



I start in late November-early December, no worries..My seeds were 100% organic. I you need a letter I'll get it out to you. After the 19th I'm on the road until August 1st. Road trip! Misbehavin'!

#1567692 2018 Southern Hemisphere Grow Down-Under

Posted by Devv on 13 July 2018 - 05:23 PM

I'm still torn on which is better until they get some true leaf sets rocking.. Indoor with light or outside full sun. I have same situation here where it's kickin out there but I also got lights indoors..

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At this point with day times above 90°, hitting or close to 100° for 8 hours plus, I have them in semi shade. I'm ready to take a trip for 9 days and am quite worried. Half will be in #2 pots in the shop and the half in #2 pots in the garden, under 40% sunshade, being over-watered a bit while we're gone. May the strong survive!

#1567049 Stetto-grow 2018: Takin' another run at it.

Posted by Devv on 10 July 2018 - 05:59 PM

Looking good Eric!


I went Broadfork this year, along with soil testing and amendments. It sure helped my soil..

#1567044 2018 Southern Hemisphere Grow Down-Under

Posted by Devv on 10 July 2018 - 05:55 PM

Looking good!

Mine will get potted up this weekend. They scared me the other day after I forgot they were in full sun. I'm not using lights as it's full time summer here. They forgave me and survived...

#1567043 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by Devv on 10 July 2018 - 05:51 PM

Pulled the two yellow pods from the F4-3 plant.
The seeds look to be fully developed, or almost,
so the pods were ripe. Lots of placenta but not
oily inside:
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I ate a quarter of the pointed pod. The flavor was almost
mild, but not quite fruity. Definitely not bitter or nasty.
Very nice crunch on the fresh pod. Heat was very tolerable
and immediate, full mouth burn spread rapidly, lasted about
eight minutes. About the same experience as the first
pod I tried, but better flavor, which I really like, especially
for a hot pepper.


It certainly has a nice flavor, without the kill-ya heat. And I've shared a few pods. Everyone comments about what a nice pepper it is, flavor wise ;)

#1567040 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by Devv on 10 July 2018 - 05:44 PM

I hear ya about the container size! When I first started with this obsession this year I thought there was no way 7 gal would even be necessary in any circumstances, boy I understand it now! I got some in 3s,5s,and 7s gal fabric pots and the pot size is directly correlated to plant size but even worse I got giant size ones in smaller pots that grew that way due to excellent care and awesome media and nutes and its a struggle to keep them hydrated to where the fruit doesn't end up wrecked....

Silly question:what is a P. Dreadie

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The P.Dreadie is a Scotch Bonnet. What I like about this variety is it is a bit less hot and has more flavor (in my experiences) than the MoA or the plain Scotch Bonnet.

#1566727 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by Devv on 09 July 2018 - 05:53 PM





Cheers  :cheers: , Fellas!


That one with the yellow pods is a Yellow Brainstrain, the two to the left are P.Dreadie's. The fabric containers are 15 gallons. The plastic pots are 7's, and I can hardly keep them watered with the 100's most everyday...I may put them in 15's this weekend..note to self!

#1566427 Jedisushi06 2018 grow

Posted by Devv on 08 July 2018 - 03:15 PM

Looks yummy! We made some Peach/ P.Dreadie jam from fresh Peaches that came out perfect.

#1566423 Sawyer '18 Back from the Void

Posted by Devv on 08 July 2018 - 03:05 PM

Papa Dreadie pods are starting to ripen.

These first pods don't have the desired shape, hence the post here instead of the community glog. This plant is well-isolated in a suburban back yard where none of the neighbors have a garden (as far as I can tell). Once the pod shape... shapes up, I'll start saving isolated seed.


Congrats on the P.Dreadie's John!


I had limited success with them in the spring, and I'm keeping them alive for the fall crop. Just love the P.Dreadie's ;)

#1566417 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by Devv on 08 July 2018 - 02:20 PM

I still have plants Paul, just not 80...LOL

Painting the house...I'd rather grow..







#1566416 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by Devv on 08 July 2018 - 02:15 PM

Here's some so you know I'm not lying lol


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Well done Andy!