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The 10th Annual Hot Pepper Awards Winners Announced!

Hybrid_Mode_01

Member Since 12 Sep 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 17 2017 07:32 AM

#1475599 Sweet potatoes!

Posted by Hybrid_Mode_01 on 15 July 2017 - 04:49 PM

     I did some digging (yay, a pun) and found my old sweet tater thread. http://thehotpepper....sweet-potatoes/




#1475586 Sweet potatoes!

Posted by Hybrid_Mode_01 on 15 July 2017 - 04:27 PM

 

 

how long do you keep your sweet potatoes in the ground for? I had some and have heard to pick them when there's a frost, but we don't get those in miami lol I bought the vines, didn't start from a potato. 

 

     Just keep in mind that sweet taters need to be stored for a few weeks at high temps (~85-95F) with high humidity after harvest to callus over and cure. Doing so allows the tubers to convert starches to sugar and gives them a chance to heal any wounds they sustained during harvest.

     I've grown sweet potatoes for the last few years and can attest that they store longer and taste much better if they are cured properly after harvest. Being in Florida, you'll probably have much better luck than I did maintaining high heat and humidity during that time. :D




#1475514 why does the hot peppers taste like sex?

Posted by Hybrid_Mode_01 on 15 July 2017 - 09:05 AM

Why do I feel like I did something wrong after I read this thread? Like I need to confess something...

 

     I know what you mean. I feel like I need a shower.




#1473727 Off pheno Peach Wasp

Posted by Hybrid_Mode_01 on 08 July 2017 - 09:05 AM

     Those are purdy!




#1473012 Drop it like it's hot... #4th #july

Posted by Hybrid_Mode_01 on 04 July 2017 - 06:57 PM

Thought I'd join in on this rib action..

 

 

     Weirdest lookin' wheelbarrow I've ever seen...  :think:

 

 

 

      ;)




#1472999 Drop it like it's hot... #4th #july

Posted by Hybrid_Mode_01 on 04 July 2017 - 06:04 PM

That's what I'm talkin' about, HM01! Nice plate!
:cheers:

 

 

 

     Thanks, bud! They turned out really good. Even better than I expected considering that I made them on one of those tiny portable Weber grills. 

     Low and slow ribs are good but that char you get with Memphis ribs is where it's at, imo. Exactly where it's at.  :drooling:




#1472990 Drop it like it's hot... #4th #july

Posted by Hybrid_Mode_01 on 04 July 2017 - 05:23 PM

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#1472892 Drop it like it's hot... #4th #july

Posted by Hybrid_Mode_01 on 04 July 2017 - 12:55 PM

     As a tribute to past TD glory (and because I found some ribs in the freezer) I'm making Memphis ribs today. I might not have ever made these if not for the last super bowl TD.  :cheers: omO5Yag.jpg




#1472223 Drop it like it's hot... #4th #july

Posted by Hybrid_Mode_01 on 01 July 2017 - 09:12 PM

     Crispy grilled chicken skin is almost as good as bacon. Nice job!




#1472042 Thanks for 100 Throwdowns!

Posted by Hybrid_Mode_01 on 01 July 2017 - 01:50 PM

     Well that sucks.




#1470257 Hot weather capsicum pubescens?

Posted by Hybrid_Mode_01 on 24 June 2017 - 06:15 PM

     I don't have a ton of experience with pubes, but I've found PepperLover's testament that the Peru bitdumi is adaptable to hot climates to be pretty accurate. I tried growing several varieties a few years ago (in western Illinois) and it was the only one to set fruit. Last season I grew two of them on my porch where they were shaded from direct sunlight during the hottest hours of the day and they went nuts and produced a heap of fruit. 

     Granted my location wasn't as hot as Florida, but temps in July/August were routinely in the upper 80's/90s. The heat ruined other pubescens varieties' chances of setting fruit, but my Peru bitdumis just kept going and going.




#1470255 Strange flower pod in a cross?

Posted by Hybrid_Mode_01 on 24 June 2017 - 06:09 PM

     That lumpy green thing is the flower's calyx. Bubblegums are known for big calyces.




#1469756 5.0's Sous Vide sucks and you should feel bad BGE Smoked Brisket

Posted by Hybrid_Mode_01 on 22 June 2017 - 09:49 PM

 

Thanks, I have been on fire this year.  My house average is 237 right now.  I was just feeling it during that tournament.  A good day.

 

 

     "The zone" is a real thing, for sure. 




#1469665 Severe wilt due to 121 degree heat

Posted by Hybrid_Mode_01 on 22 June 2017 - 04:55 PM

     Holy crap! I heard you guys were getting hammered right now, but 121 is  :hot:  :!:

 

     Do you use shade cloth?




#1469342 The Pest Guide

Posted by Hybrid_Mode_01 on 21 June 2017 - 05:32 PM

This is cross-posted in the PDreadie glog----So sue me.... :confused:

 

Here's a mystery: I have a number of various peppers growing on the property, a total of 6 that I have potted, the rest in the dirt. I have no aphids or other pests that I know of on ANY of them except one: My potted PDreadie. Something is dining on the leaves, but only on the PDreadie plant. I have a Rocoto Amarillo and an Aji White Lightning Bolt directly next to it, and an Aji Amarillo, Aji Lemon Drop and an Aji Mango in pots within a few feet, but none of them infected.

 

I can visually not find a worm or mite or other pest on these leaves. The other PDreadie, out in the garden about 30 yards away has no sign of infestation.

 

Is there a chinense-specific pest that prefers Scotch Bonnets? This little bastard takes large chunks out of the leaves, then moves on to another leaf without finishing the one it was on.

 

Befuddled on the tundra.....me.

 

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Thanks for any enlightenment

 

 

     My guess would be a hornworm caterpillar. They have really good camouflage and hide during the day. Try to look for one after the sun goes down. They are sneaky, but really fun to kill.