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#1652926 Yield

Posted by alkhall on 16 September 2019 - 05:35 PM

Historically, I get between 50 to several hundred pods per plant, depending on variety.

#1652759 My new pepper plant guard

Posted by alkhall on 15 September 2019 - 12:49 PM

I have mantis and parasitic wasps for pest control.


About the first week of July, I had a lot of small grasshoppers in the garden, now I do not see even one.


I try to gather as many mantis egg clusters as I can when the plants lose all their leaves, and save them for the following year.



#1652737 Cacti Thread

Posted by alkhall on 15 September 2019 - 10:06 AM

This blooms every three years, it appears, last in 2016.







#1652734 WHP 2019

Posted by alkhall on 15 September 2019 - 09:51 AM

Fantastic pods, and copious quantities.


Whatever you do, it is working.

#1652732 Harvest

Posted by alkhall on 15 September 2019 - 09:43 AM


#1652731 alkhall 2019

Posted by alkhall on 15 September 2019 - 09:41 AM

Reaper/Naga Morich, 103 pods:






Leviathan Gnarly Scorpion, 147 pods:






This plant was labeled Big Black Mama, so I will call them Big Red Mama, 165 pods:






23 ScotchBrains and 106 Habanero something-or-others:



#1652485 Is this normal

Posted by alkhall on 13 September 2019 - 11:14 AM

That plant is in a container, correct?


I find that container plants generally have less dense foliage than in-ground plants.


My raised bed is a jungle. In places, I can barely see more than six inches into the leaves.

#1652399 How many peppers...

Posted by alkhall on 12 September 2019 - 04:22 PM

would you sell for $100?


200? 300? 400? 500?


I have a co-worker who wants '$100 worth of peppers'.



#1651805 alkhall 2019

Posted by alkhall on 08 September 2019 - 07:44 AM



Thanks for the feedback.


Yes, the possibility of payment being lost in the mail is one major flaw, and would need some sort of reliable solution. I have no answer for that which does not add more cost, and place more burden on the buyer, which I would absolutely like to avoid.


With regard to the set pricing, I really have no idea what is a fair price, even after looking at what others are charging, since prices vary considerably (percentage-wise), and it is sort of an apples-to-oranges comparison.


You have given me more to think about. I appreciate it.

#1651691 Weird 'Ghost' plant help

Posted by alkhall on 07 September 2019 - 07:33 AM

The leaves do have that distinctive rippled edge characteristic of Bhut Jolokia, but the pods do not look like any I have seen.


Have you tasted a pod?

#1651648 alkhall 2019

Posted by alkhall on 06 September 2019 - 07:23 PM

I wanted to post a proposal to the forum to get feedback and gauge interest.


I have been a member here since 2013, and have posted quite a few images of my grows. I grow 100% organic, and use no pesticides or herbicides.


I have always dehydrated my pods, but I find that I have accumulated several thousand, and really have no room for more.


I distain using any online payment, e.g. PayPal, because I believe it encourages dishonest people (not that any members of this forum are dishonest) to cheat, and I also feel that middlemen such as PayPal tend to drive up prices.


This will be for fresh pods from this years grow, but I might be willing to selling dehydrated pods or flakes as well in the future.


I personally pick and handwash every pod myself. I discard any pod I consider sub-standard, and I would send a pic of the pods to the buyer via PM prior to shipment.


So, I would ask if anyone would be agreeable to the following terms:


I would ship SFRB and the buyer would send cash (U.S. Dollars only, no checks, stamps, or any other tender) in return.


I will not ask a set price, but that the buyer pay what he/she considers a fair sum. Of course, the SFRB is currently $7.90, so that would be the staring point.


To qualify, I would ask that a potential buyer will;
1) Have been a member of this forum for a minimum of two years, and in good standing, i.e. have no complaints against them from other members or staff for any reason.
2) Have a minimum of 500 posts.
3) Have an address in the Continental U.S.


Furthermore, there will be a limit of one SFRB to a customer.


If you accept my terms and then do not pay, I will make sure to mention that in this forum.


At this point, I am not offering anything for sale, and this post should not be considered a solicitation. This is merely an idea.


Comments and critiques are welcome.

#1650937 Epic Hot Pepper Harvest Mistake!

Posted by alkhall on 02 September 2019 - 07:57 AM

Been there, done that.


But, for me at least, rubbing my eyes atfer handling peppers is far worse.

#1650832 Lets see your meanest, most gnarly pods!!!

Posted by alkhall on 01 September 2019 - 10:54 AM




#1650831 alkhall 2019

Posted by alkhall on 01 September 2019 - 10:51 AM

A few pics. Going have to start picking in earnest soon.


Another nice pheno CPR:





CPR plants finally making pods, a lot of pods!:










Big Red Mama??? Was labeled BBM:



#1650750 Lets see your meanest, most gnarly pods!!!

Posted by alkhall on 31 August 2019 - 04:05 PM

Yes it does! And it kinda looks it has a face.....





Canyou  see the facial bubble?


Sorry, my pareidolia is not working today.