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#1460499 Nutrient Regime - Help Needed!

Posted by Swartmamba on 26 May 2017 - 12:05 PM

I'm a newbie also, I had a problems last year and I used foliage pro and sprayed Epsom salt mixture and after I did my plants took off. I mixed my own soil this year and I have been using foliage pro since the start. I might go with the tomato or garden tone as I bought a bunch of bags when it was on sale last year at Walmart

I mixed, earthworm casting, blood and bone meal, green sand,azomite, humus and compost into my mixture

There is plenty of calcium and magnesium in foliage pro. No need to use epsom salts. Should use a light dose with every watering

#1460473 Nutrient Regime - Help Needed!

Posted by Swartmamba on 26 May 2017 - 10:43 AM

Coming from Alberta as well i would highly recommend you grow in fabric pots with a good hydro nutrient. I use gh maxibloom start to finish. Organic just doesnt come close in our short season

#1455558 For people who pluck Flowers, when do you stop?

Posted by Swartmamba on 12 May 2017 - 12:16 PM

I stop when i am sick of plucking buds/flowers. At some point it gets tedious

#1455191 What's up with my Tomatoes?

Posted by Swartmamba on 11 May 2017 - 02:33 PM

Its just Sun scald. It will come back fine. Tomato plants can take more of a beating than we think

#1455171 Favourite tomato variety

Posted by Swartmamba on 11 May 2017 - 01:13 PM

Awesome. Good luck with your season

#1455146 Favourite tomato variety

Posted by Swartmamba on 11 May 2017 - 11:50 AM

I actually have odoriko F1 in my collection, and have a few plants growing this season.  2016 was the first year I tried momotaro F1 after reading rave reviews on tomatoville and elsewhere.  It certainly lived up to the hype.... very healthy, tolerant plant, with blemish free tomatoes (even fully ripe laying face down in the mud!)  The flavor and texture of the tomato is excellent... sweet and tangy with full on tomato flavor... dense and meaty.    Then I saw a thread on tomatoville where someone grew out odoriko and momotaro (both produced by the same breeder) side-by-side... and the odoriko seemed to produce slightly larger fruits.  I am excited to see how it performs for me.  
I have a collection of over 500 varieties of tomato... and I am waiting until next season to grow them all out in a massive epic trial.  This season I am only growing Pink Girl F1, Momotaro F1, Odoriko F1, Pineapple, Cherokee Purple, Giant Belgium, Bulgarian Old Sort (No Name), and some experimental crosses as part of a breeding project for double helix farms.  I am growing the Giant Belgium and Bulgarian Old Sort (No Name) in order to determine for certain which variety it was last season that was my favorite out of 178 varieties.  Unfortunately, I got the labels mixed up on the best tomato I tried last season... it was either one or the other of those... but I remember what the tomato looked like and it was a dead ringer for the Bulgarian Old Sort (No Name) if you look it up on tatiana's tomatobase. 
I can share my list if you all want to see!

Momotaro is not tolerant to disease at all and seems to be the most common reason for people dropping it from their grow list.

Thats a crazy list with your peppers thats pretty much a full time job. If you want to send me some weird tomato seeds i can paypal you or return with pepper seeds

#1455054 Favourite tomato variety

Posted by Swartmamba on 11 May 2017 - 07:58 AM

Momotaro F1
Pink Girl F1
Cherokee Purple
Bulgarian Old Sort (No Name)
Purple Russian 
Little Julia
Jasper F1
Five Star Grape F1

Have you tried odoriko? Seems like more people grow it over momotaro as it has better yields and similar taste

#1454799 Karoo's 2016 Glog

Posted by Swartmamba on 10 May 2017 - 09:29 AM

Thank you,
I think my Capsaicin stocks are big enough to carry me through even for a year or more , a kilogram of dried powdered Choc Habanero, really goes a long way. My favourite way to eat peppers are still fresh off the plant , followed by fresh chopped into food, scrambled eggs, and then pickled , as in Piquant , Aji Lemon and Jalapeno.
So I will just keep and overwinter one of each , Choc Hab , Chupetinho , Moruga Scorp , Sunrise scorp.
For the rest I will go full out for fresh pods of Piquant, Aji Lemon , Jalapeno.
Revelations of my season:
- Chupetinho , great heat and flavour
- Aji lemon , perfect for fresh pods , sauce , dried , pickled
- Guajillo , easy to dry and add to sauces and stews.
Wish list;  Rocotto , will have to buy some seeds.

Im sure i have rocoto seeds from Judy somewhere if you want me to send. Giant rocoto that is

#1453240 TexasHotPeppers

Posted by Swartmamba on 05 May 2017 - 10:07 AM

Received in one week to Canada. Awesome freebie as well. Would order again in a heart beat

#1453112 Favourite tomato variety

Posted by Swartmamba on 04 May 2017 - 09:44 PM

Everyone seems to love brandywine. Trying yellow brandywine this year.

So many varieties. My pepper addiction kind of boiled over into a pepper,tomato and ground cherry addiction

Thanks for all the new varities (tried quite a few but not all)

#1452794 Favourite tomato variety

Posted by Swartmamba on 04 May 2017 - 09:29 AM

Always looking for some new toms to grow.

Current favourite: Hillybilly or green giant

#1452148 The controversial pepper

Posted by Swartmamba on 02 May 2017 - 11:06 AM

Gonzo i am from South africa originally too and belive me the seeds from refining fire are exactly the same as peppadew in SA.

One of my favorite peppers for pickling and adding to pizza, stews or anything really.

Imo one of the must grow for flavour not heat

#1451932 The controversial pepper

Posted by Swartmamba on 01 May 2017 - 02:02 PM

You can buy peppadew seeds sold as malawi piquante.

#1451578 Why prune for over wintering?

Posted by Swartmamba on 30 April 2017 - 09:47 AM

Mostly space. Have to wash off soil to try eliminate pest problems indoors. New soil>smaller pot> trim roots and foliage to match.

#1451577 just want to show you my numex paradise seedling.

Posted by Swartmamba on 30 April 2017 - 09:44 AM

Looks great
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