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Gauging Interest in pepper plugs

15 January 2018 - 04:10 PM

So i'm debating on planting extras this year depending on interest here. I got a lot of older seed stock that needs to get used up. A lot of fairly interesting varieties, my own hybrids and what not. 


Is there much of an interest here in ordering plant plugs? I made dividers that can fit 4 plants per sfrb. 


If so, what kind of varieties would you guys primarily be interested in? Reapers, scorpion ect ect ect are all fair assumptions. 


I did already plant a bunch of Papa dreadie scotch bonnets as I could see there being a demand for those. 


I don't have much room and starts will be grown primarily indoors as my greenhouse season probably won't be until late march-april.


Other venues for sale would be fb groups, instagram. Maybe etsy? Eventually I need to work on my own website. 

Wifes Birthday Dinner Request.

11 January 2018 - 03:04 PM

My wife requested I make something I really don't make or like for her birthday dinner. As usual i'm going to make most everything from scratch. Any guesses as to what i'm making? 




forgot garlic in the pic and who knows what else. Sort of winging it. 

D3's 2018. This will be a good year.

01 January 2018 - 12:37 PM

2018 already, time sure does fly by  :shocked:


Been a member on this forum a few years now (2013?). This has to be a record for me. I usually change hobbies by now. Maybe it's because we get a few months down time to relax and take a break from caring for plants. 


Here's the growlogs of the past


D3 2017 Keeping it mild


D3monic's Crossing Project/Community Grow


D3's 2016 Growlog


D3monic's 2015 Glog. Lots of pods


D3monic's 2014 Glog n Gardening bonanza


I'm getting things ready for this years grow. Looking at adding a new grow light for seedlings. I had some nice LED ones but they are starting to go out and my t5 fixture stopped working. Probably the ballast but who knows. 


I'm looking at ordering this one https://www.amazon.c...AB2SJ5GBJ&psc=1 I just need to make sure it will fit on my bakers shelf right. Should be plenty bright enough for plant starts. 


I haven't come up with a list of plants for this year yet. I know it's going to be mostly my crosses with maybe a few I plan on crossing and some for hotsauce. 

xanthan gum

10 December 2017 - 03:37 PM

I'm getting ready to order some xanthan gum and i'm curious as to the average amount that would be needed to thicken a sauce. Lets pretend it's a dozen bottle recipe and it would typically take 1/2 cup of cornstarch to reach the desired thickness. 


how much xanthan gum would that translate to, similar amount to cornstarch or does it require much less?

D3 Ferment attempts

10 November 2017 - 05:16 PM

First time fermenting. Some thoughts and questions. 


I'm going to start out with just aji painapple and omni bonnets for my first ferments. I have one those shaker lid ferment kits 




420g of aji painapple


436g of omni bonnet 


Questions, with these smaller pods do they need to be chopped up in food processor or is cut in half fine?


Only salts I use in my house is Kosher and I have a box of Pickling salt. Will either of these work? I can't and won't use seasalt. 


These will be pepper only as I don't think I will be using anything other than peppers, salt and vinegar in the sauce I make from them. Maybe garlic in the omni bonnet sauce not sure yet. 


Also is that enough greek yogurt to get things going?