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#1607948 Overwinter help

Posted by willard3 on Yesterday, 08:40 AM

It's hard to kill a chile; patience

#1606566 Shishto Peppers at supermarket

Posted by willard3 on 18 January 2019 - 08:22 AM

Cook them as you would other chiles to remove the skin (poblanos et al). I use a hot comal and serve them with sea salt and oil.

#1605925 need advice on how to Prune my chillipepper

Posted by willard3 on 16 January 2019 - 08:06 AM

Here's what I did with this tepin and it came right back



45848766215_a18b23cbe9_o.jpgtepin1 by Willard Bridgham, on Flickr

#1605923 Reservoir Color - Black?

Posted by willard3 on 16 January 2019 - 07:57 AM

Algae is ubiquitous. If you supply water, nutrient and light, they will grow.


Hydrogen peroxide will help control algae.

#1604157 Hydro grow nutrition schedule - Gold Lable Nutrients?

Posted by willard3 on 09 January 2019 - 09:08 AM

I change the water about every 30 days. Between refills, I adjust the Ph and ppm daily.


I have an aeroponjic system

#1602650 Flavor difference between growing in the ground vs. containers and fertilizers

Posted by willard3 on 03 January 2019 - 08:37 AM

It's hard to quantify taste.

#1602413 Why are Super Hots Called "Gourmet" Super Hots

Posted by willard3 on 02 January 2019 - 08:57 AM

 It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and furysignifying nothing.”

#1601791 Preservation thread

Posted by willard3 on 31 December 2018 - 08:40 AM

"Tis grass used to tie the ends.

#1600274 Preservation thread

Posted by willard3 on 24 December 2018 - 09:13 AM

Ristra for thin skinned chiles



32573556618_ea6a41c8f9_o.jpgRistrasweb by Willard Bridgham, on Flickr

#1599685 indoor peppers flowering but no fruit, what's wrong?

Posted by willard3 on 21 December 2018 - 08:35 AM

Flower drop probable causes:


1. Day temp too high >95F

2. Night temp too low <65F or too high >85F

3. Too much nitrogen fertilizer

4. Too much water

5. Low light levels (reduces fertility).

6. Very low humidity (reduces fertility)

7. Poor air circulation (air circulation contributes to pollination).

8. Lack of pollinating insects.

9. Size of pot

10. Too much mineral in feedwater.

11. Too much grower attention/anxiety

#1598623 Removing hydroponic nutrients using a battery siphon pump

Posted by willard3 on 16 December 2018 - 08:46 AM

Gravity is your friend: mount reservoir high enough to drain.

#1597816 Pepper X seeds

Posted by willard3 on 12 December 2018 - 11:00 AM

You know, if it looks like poop and smells like poop, it's poop

#1595970 Pepper ID

Posted by willard3 on 01 December 2018 - 08:34 AM

From growth habit, it looks like some kind of annuum.


Fotos of flowers?


Not a Bolivian Rainbow




#1593112 Annuum for the grill?

Posted by willard3 on 12 November 2018 - 05:42 PM

I don't know this chile, but many annuumns go well on the grill.


Chilacas and poblanos are good on a grill and they aren't too picante

#1586682 Can you prune roots in a hydroponics situation?

Posted by willard3 on 11 October 2018 - 07:17 AM

You can prune chiles pretty much as you want, it's hard to kill a chile.


This is a tepin I pruned, put it back in aeroponics and had fruit soon.


30305283007_1ac85cb81f_o.jpgtepin1 by Willard Bridgham, on Flickr