Escaped N.Y. in '78 with my wife,I have 2 kids and 5 since 1-18-16! grandchildren. Been gardening since '82. Spent 25 years as a mechanic/auto technician. In 99 I moved to IT work, working in AC is cool:)
I really miss my G-kids who moved to another town
Favorite Hot Pepper
Favorite Hot Sauce
Italian, Mexican, or sea food
Favorite BBQ Food
Brisket and sausage
Chili... Beans or No Beans?
Favorite Beverage with Fiery Food
beer or R&C
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2 28 oz. cans whole tomatoes, 2 or 3 garlic cloves finely diced. 1/2 cup carrots sliced @ 3/8" thick. 2 Jalapenos, 4 Serrano's, 3 habanero's.
pour off tomato juice and save. In blender 1/2 can at a time hit switch just enough to break up tomatoes, place in pot. Boil carrots about 12 min and drain. Boil peppers whole (remove stems) 20 minutes in 1" of water, make sure water doesn't boil off. Add remaining tomato juice, garlic, carrots and peppers (with liquid if not too much and liquify in blender. Mix everything and slowly bring to a boil, cook on low for 30-40 min. Let sit in fridge overnight before trying.
Habanero class, Poblano's, Jalapeno's, Cayenne's and bunches of others.
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none as yet this season, all are 2104...working on it!
Haha, yeah it is! I say the same thing as everyone else every year... "next year I'm cutting back for sure..." but it never happens, lol.
I think what I may do this year though, is only keep about 6 varieties that I really like, but keep 10 of each plant, instead of keeping 30 varieties and 2 of each plant. I normally start about 6 trays (432 plants) every season, then pick my keepers, about 60 plants, and give the rest away. 4 trays of Chinense early then 2 more trays with Annuum's and whatever else, later.
This year, I'll be skipping the solo cup stage for my keepers though and going straight from cells to the 1 gallon nursery pots I got last year. I experimented last year and put some in cups and some in the 1 gallon pots. The ones in the one gallon pots grew significantly larger and faster the ones in Solo cups. After seeing the difference last year, I'd go straight to 2 or 3 gallon pots if I had the room, until they went outside into my 5 gallon+ containers.
I no longer use the solo cups. I just start them in 3.5" pots and they get moved to the #1 pots pretty quick. For the same reason.
And yeah, I started way too many again...I have 30+ in #1 pots already and 36+ still in 3.5's (Annuum's) and then there's the 36 tomatoes. I don't have enough #1 pots for all of them; but I do have 26 open #2 pots. I guess the Chinense in the #1's will go to #2's pretty soon