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#1055040 A question on pickling whole peppers

Posted by sp33d on 18 September 2014 - 02:14 PM

I primarily pickle my peppers and when I do whole peppers which I just did recently with my Carmen sweet peppers which are pretty big , I always make a cut in whole peppers for reasons stated above ....could you get away with not doing it, sure but why chance it..:)

#1054978 Some of this year's bounty

Posted by sp33d on 18 September 2014 - 10:17 AM

Very nice man...:)

#1054977 Venti-pot vs Air-pot

Posted by sp33d on 18 September 2014 - 10:16 AM

Awesome man....I use my homemade air prune pots and recently took out two plants to make bonchi with them and my root balls were pretty much the same as your air pot .....air prune pots are the shizzy...;)

#1054975 My first bonchi

Posted by sp33d on 18 September 2014 - 10:13 AM

Directions? Step by step pictures? Pointer to another thread?


Start from the beginning of my log and it will show you how I made them..:)

#1053723 sfrb brazilian ghost, red dog and bg7 (sold)

Posted by sp33d on 14 September 2014 - 11:31 PM

Damn that was fast lol....what's up with that "heart"?

#1053715 Free Bahamian Goat and MoA Scotch Bonnet seeds w/SASBE

Posted by sp33d on 14 September 2014 - 11:14 PM

Hey Jamison I'm gonna have to pull out of this..I'm not going to be able to get to the PO until end of the week at the earliest...so let someone take my spot...if they are still available at end of week I will most certainly get back in...

Thanks again dude you rock...;)

#1053708 Holy Spam Batman...

Posted by sp33d on 14 September 2014 - 11:04 PM

No kidding...they were here last night as well spamming the hell out of us...all spammers need to be hung with a noose...:)

#1053705 The Small Hot Cherry Pepper from Turkey - Kucuc Aci Kiraz

Posted by sp33d on 14 September 2014 - 11:00 PM

Great review Nigel....I would say birdie on a par 5...;)

#1053663 smileyguy697

Posted by sp33d on 14 September 2014 - 10:05 PM

He labeled each and every one of those peppers? Dayum....

Pepper people are the bomb diggity...:) and smileguy sounds like one of them..;)

#1053650 a novice,

Posted by sp33d on 14 September 2014 - 09:35 PM

Welcome to THP...that's awesome to hear that capsicum has given you pain relief...I have been doing some research into capsicum as an analgesic ....it could be a miracle drug..:)

#1053634 My first bonchi

Posted by sp33d on 14 September 2014 - 09:05 PM

Sure, but try to get the old water roots to stay above and the small with fibers to go deep. Add some fresh moss to keep the moist. And it also looks good. Later when the large roots get more wooded and set plant moss on them too. :D Just trying to help you mr... Also, copper wire. You can bed the branches and wrap copper wire around to keep the shape. When set after some months, take it of.


Thanks for the help bud..:)


Looking real good, that hab in particular. BTW, what brand and size of grow bag did it grow in?

Not using grow bags...I use homemade air prune pots that I made for all my peppers except the hab which I used a 22sh gallon drum half, which was made out of a 55 gallon drum that I cut in half and used the 2 halves as 22sh gallon pots... One had the green hab and the other I have a big daddy sweet pepper..check my glog for more detail..:)


Good start. I will be following this to see how you do this. Hopefully I do not see those temps for awhile yet.

Thanks man, I don't exactly know what Im doing but that's how we learn right...;)

I liked this post.

It likes you back...;)

#1053506 My first bonchi

Posted by sp33d on 14 September 2014 - 05:09 PM

Hmmm. It may just be the angle of the pics, but it kind of looks like you buried a bunch of the stem when you repotted them. When stems get lignified and barky like that (nice trunk on that hab, btw!), they can't tolerate being planted any deeper than they were used to in their previous home. 
     If it's not an optical illusion and those are planted deep, you might want to replant them shallower - so the soil line is the same as it was before. You could even plant them shallower than they were, so you get some exposed roots - they look cool on bonsais. 
disclaimer: I've never actually bonsaied anything, so I may be completely wrong. I've just seen the results of deep planting before, and crown rot isn't pretty.

It's an illusion I think because they are burned up to there they were buried before and I had no issues..yeah that green hab stem is a monster man and the plant is only 5 months old...;)

I will take your advice and shallow them out a bit so some of the roots are exposed becaus your right it will look real cool with the roots being exposed for that real bonsai look...:)

You do want to expose the larger roots to oxygen and you do not want to cover them in soil. Its a part of the bonchi process to keep the roots exposed. This simulates old roots over the ground on old trees. You can even put an object, like a stone, underneat the center of the roots to keep them up from the soil. This will create a very cool effect if you remove the stone after 3 - 4 months.

Thanks..I'm going to do that for sure...I will do it tomorrow morning wheni get more time and will post results ...

But give me some credit here guys..only my first attempt...:)

#1053491 sp33d DIY air prune pot grow glog 2014 (update 9-10-2014)

Posted by sp33d on 14 September 2014 - 04:38 PM

Check out my bonchi I made with the green hab and mini yellow bell from this glog


#1053490 My first bonchi

Posted by sp33d on 14 September 2014 - 04:37 PM

Okay so finally made my bonchis...the weather is just getting to cold at night here in Michigan already, we hit 41 last night so I just harvested my green hab and mini yellow bell what I was able to get and chopped them to turn them into bonchi and this is what I came up with...

This is my first time ever trying bonchi, so it will be trial and error...so far so good..let's see what happens from here...:)

What do you think..:)

Green hab before

After I cleaned up he huge rootball

In it's home

Mini yellow bell before

After cleaning the pretty big root ball...the homemade air orune pots kick ass is all I have to say..;)

Both the green hab and mini yellow bell

Put them in my east facing front window so they will get plenty of sun to get them established

#1053270 miguelovic 2014 - A Greenhorns Trip into Organics

Posted by sp33d on 13 September 2014 - 11:26 PM

Jesus what did the uneditted version say.

Lmfao...glad I edited because I think I would have gotten warning points...:)