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The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards ACCEPTING ENTRIES!

SavinaRed

Member Since 07 May 2014
Offline Last Active Nov 20 2017 02:36 PM

#1503625 [Nov 6] What are you working on this week?

Posted by SavinaRed on 06 November 2017 - 12:56 PM

I pulled some pepper plants out and replaced them with winter veggies................

 

I still have some pepper plants with fruit but not for long as the daytime temps and in the 60's and night times are in the low 40's. 

 

 




#1500697 Meyer lemon ?

Posted by SavinaRed on 23 October 2017 - 04:29 PM

 

I really like the fabric pots. I would go with something like 15 gallon if you don't want to re-pot it for a couple of years. It's still moveable at that size.

I picked up some fabric pots in the 20-30 gallon range this year to use but went with the wine barrels. It looks like I will use them for tomatoes and peppers next year  :)




#1500695 Meyer lemon ?

Posted by SavinaRed on 23 October 2017 - 04:23 PM

I have a 2 year old Meyer lemon tree in a 2.5 gallon pot. The little tree gives me 2 to 4 lemons a year. I am planning on re-potting her and was wondering what is the best kind of soil to use and how big of a pot to put her in.

Thanks,
lexx

I use the 5-1-1 mix and all my trees go into 1/2 wine barrels. I have 7 Citrus trees doing great in those containers. 

 

5 parts pine bark fines

1 part peat moss

1-2 parts perlite

1 part garden lime or gypsum

1 part controlled release fertilizer

 

 

 

see this thread below for pics

 

http://thehotpepper....ntainers/page-4




#1500631 Failed Pepper Projects... Yours ??

Posted by SavinaRed on 23 October 2017 - 11:47 AM

1-This year started out with all of my seedlings being hardened off to fast and all of them died (60 plants total)

2- None of my super-hot produced a single pod except my ghost pepper plant which is my least favorite. I gave away all of the pods.

3- I have allot of ripe peppers now but don't even want to make any sauce which sucks. I will try and make some this weekend.

4- I have 6 jalapeno plants with red peppers on all of them and some just rotting on the plant. 

5- Can you tell I'm in a funk lol..............................




#1500630 The other stuff

Posted by SavinaRed on 23 October 2017 - 11:39 AM

I have a single pomegranate tree that is producing for the first time this year. What do you do with all of them ?




#1499536 Which Habanero Is The "Best"?

Posted by SavinaRed on 18 October 2017 - 02:16 PM

Weird...I thought you'd name a different pepper...

which hab were you thinking ?




#1499136 Which Habanero Is The "Best"?

Posted by SavinaRed on 16 October 2017 - 05:48 PM

If I had to pick just 3 it would be the following

 

1- MOA or p dreadie take your pick.

2- JHC, Jamaican Hot Chocolate

3- Caribbean Red 

 

Each one of the above have very different yet delicious flavors and are much hotter than the plain old orange hab. 




#1499092 [Oct 16] What are you working on this week?

Posted by SavinaRed on 16 October 2017 - 02:18 PM

Also converting our downstairs family room into a living space / bedroom for guests. We will still have a living room ( seats 10 ) and dining room downstairs. 




#1499074 Pectin in sauce

Posted by SavinaRed on 16 October 2017 - 12:47 PM

I use xanthan  for my sauces. 




#1499053 [Oct 16] What are you working on this week?

Posted by SavinaRed on 16 October 2017 - 11:25 AM

I pulled up my ghost peppers plant that had 200 plus ripe peppers and was the most productive super I had ever grown and gave them all to my brother to make sauce. I'm not a big fan of their flavor. But I also picked 75 ripe Caribbean Reds which I love the flavor and heat and will make some sauce out of them. I will also pick several varieties of ripe Aji Peppers this week and make some sauce with them. day time temps in the mid 80's this week and lows at night in the low 50's. Peppers are still doing well in my area. I'm hoping my Rocotto's will ripen by the end of the month. This year no overwintering for me so what is in the ground is staying so if they survive its great and if they die then so be it. 




#1498157 What causes black seeds? (not pubes lol)

Posted by SavinaRed on 12 October 2017 - 05:05 PM

Google "alternaria alternata in chile plants" and you will find your answer.

Thanks I found this article

 

 

Alternaria Leaf Spot and Fruit Rot. Alternaria solani causes early blight of tomato and potato, which are very destructive diseases; however, pepper is not an important host. Alternaria solani occasionally causes a minor leaf spot on pepper foliage. Alternaria alternata may cause fruit rot, particularly following sun scald or blossom end rot. Sun scald on pepper fruit usually occurs when the foliage is sparse and the peppers are exposed to sunlight. The injury becomes tan and shrunken and may appear water-soaked. When Alternaria colonizes these lesions they become chocolate brown to black and the fungus may be evident by a felty, dark brown to black growth. Alternaria fruit rot may also occur post-harvest.

To prevent Alternaria rot, choose cultivars that shade fruit well. Control diseases such as bacterial spot that may defoliate the plant. Provide adequate moisture and calcium to prevent blossom end rot. Application of fungicides are not warranted for this disease.




#1497918 What causes black seeds? (not pubes lol)

Posted by SavinaRed on 11 October 2017 - 12:26 PM

pepper has turned rotten......................




#1492311 [Sep 18] What are you working on this week?

Posted by SavinaRed on 18 September 2017 - 05:14 PM

took out an 8x4x1 foot deep brick strawberry patch and placed them along my fence line and used that area for some of my container tree's. Now I need to figure out what to do with all the brick. And my 57 year old back is killing me lol 




#1492310 Getting my twist on.

Posted by SavinaRed on 18 September 2017 - 05:11 PM

that is totally SIC, no pun intended   ;)  




#1491850 "Gifted" pepper I.D.?

Posted by SavinaRed on 16 September 2017 - 01:01 PM

it looks like a habanero of some kind