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Hybrid Mode 01

Member Since 12 Sep 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 21 2018 06:51 PM

#1560336 Chile Pepper Powder mixes.

Posted by Hybrid Mode 01 on 15 June 2018 - 07:39 PM

     Stems and all, eh? :think:   I bet it's good. Sweet savory cayenne rounding out the bonnets and red habs with a little smoke.  :drooling: 

#1560299 Weird

Posted by Hybrid Mode 01 on 15 June 2018 - 04:34 PM

Have you found one to be more effective for ladybugs? Are there flowers/plants to encourage Green Lacewings to stick around?


     If I had to choose only one, probably marigolds. I don't have any evidence to show that they're better though. Any low maintenance plant that keeps producing flowers all summer long is a winner I figure. Lantana is another good one because it can endure lots of neglect (forgetting to water). It can be in full sunlight with bone dry soil in >90o temps for a few days and perk up like nothing happened as soon as you remember to water it - without even dropping a flower. Plus it's pretty.

     Lacewings eat pollen and nectar just like ladybugs. I think any plant that attracts one will attract the other. Once I started planting flowers among the other plants in my garden I couldn't believe how many lacewing eggs I saw on all my plants.

#1560135 The funny stuff

Posted by Hybrid Mode 01 on 14 June 2018 - 10:30 PM


#1559144 Weird

Posted by Hybrid Mode 01 on 10 June 2018 - 12:48 PM

     I took the cue from bongcloud ( :cool: ) and read up on mealybug destroyers. (Looks like a positive ID.) I found out that like ladybugs, they also eat flower pollen when their preferred food is scarce. If you want to maintain a resident population, maybe plant some marigolds or nasturtiums or some other plant with lots of flowers to keep them happy in your garden. I've had really good luck keeping regular ladybugs around doing that. Aphids f**king hate my garden. :D

#1559139 Weird

Posted by Hybrid Mode 01 on 10 June 2018 - 12:39 PM

     Yuck. Those things are gross! If I were you, I'd play it safe and burn my house down to keep them from spreading. ;)

#1559091 Maximise Chilli Flavour without the heat??

Posted by Hybrid Mode 01 on 10 June 2018 - 09:09 AM

 only 1000 scovies.


     Only?! :shocked:  Holy shit, could you imagine even 10 of him in one place?

#1558506 Please help

Posted by Hybrid Mode 01 on 07 June 2018 - 05:28 PM

The calyx looks like a chile de arbol.


     Hard to tell from the pics, but it looks like the plant has a strong upright growth habit which points that direction too.

#1557634 About my "carolina reaper plants"

Posted by Hybrid Mode 01 on 03 June 2018 - 01:00 PM

     Soak it when it's dry.

#1556374 Silly question about plastic pots

Posted by Hybrid Mode 01 on 28 May 2018 - 06:33 PM

     If you have a drill, you could pick up a hole saw at a hardware store. Prolly a couple bucks.

#1555722 Extreme Biz Profile: Bold Badger Sauces

Posted by Hybrid Mode 01 on 25 May 2018 - 09:48 PM

     Just by coincidence, Pookie sent me a bunch of sauces today and Bold Badger 7 Pot Yellow happened to be one of them. I stumbled upon this thread and decided to crack it open and give it a shot.

     It's good! It's just about exactly what I shoot for (heat, salt, acidity) when I make fermented sauces. I tried my hand at fermenting peppers with carrots and garlic and onion and unfortunately none of them turned out. This stuff is exactly what I hoped mine would have ended up tasting like. Good heat level (I just tasted a big tablespoon of it and I felt like I was just barely on the verge of hiccups). I can easily tell that yellow 7 pot is the star of the show, but there are definitely some other (subtle) pepper players working alongside it. Just enough to compliment it with a bit more fruitiness and depth. The acidity from fermentation and added vinegar as well as the salt level seems just right to work with the natural sweetness of the peppers and garlic.

     All in all, it's a very well balanced sauce with just enough heat to warm the lips and tongue. The 7pot flavor shines and gets along very well with the other ingredients. I can't wait to get up tomorrow morning and scramble some eggs and just go nuts with the stuff. Great job! :party:

#1554939 Best poop for peppers?

Posted by Hybrid Mode 01 on 22 May 2018 - 05:23 PM

     This sounds like it should be one of The Hot Dude's threads.

#1552968 Dude Vaped the World's Hottest Pepper

Posted by Hybrid Mode 01 on 13 May 2018 - 07:12 PM

     Yay. The shitty part of the internet.

#1552922 Please Tell Me I Didn't Bork My Sauce

Posted by Hybrid Mode 01 on 13 May 2018 - 03:06 PM

     Maybe you'll luck out and it will taste like fire roasted peppers.

#1552677 Wild Game or Fish

Posted by Hybrid Mode 01 on 12 May 2018 - 07:08 AM

      What kind of curry? Also, which of those goats did you cook?  :think:    ;) 

#1551972 A question..

Posted by Hybrid Mode 01 on 08 May 2018 - 06:52 PM

     Those are just root hairs - perfectly normal. Usually you don't see them because they're covered in soil.