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#1555536 Genetikx 2018

Posted by Bhuter on 25 May 2018 - 09:12 AM

Looking fantastically! Great job all around! My biker Billy's are doing the exact same thing. The pods look like Serranos. But these pods set inside, so I'm hoping the outside pods grow bigger. I've only ever started one jalapeño, and that was farmers market that didn't set until it was outside. I usually buy an established plant. May I ask where you got your seeds? If this is a Serrano, I need to buy a jal. Lol

#1554893 Bhuter's 2018 Glog

Posted by Bhuter on 22 May 2018 - 02:17 PM

Lmao! You know, honestly, I've only skimmed through that forum. But there's a wealth of info there.

#1554882 Bhuter's 2018 Glog

Posted by Bhuter on 22 May 2018 - 01:04 PM

Looks good [emoji106]. Where did you get the sunshine. I havent seen the sun in like 3 days.

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Yeah, same here. It just decided to poke its head out. It has actually turned into a really nice day. Maybe you'll get it in an hour. Lol

#1554875 Bhuter's 2018 Glog

Posted by Bhuter on 22 May 2018 - 12:44 PM

Planted the rest of the garden finally.

Besides the peppers and maters, we have yellow straightneck squash, zucchini, and we always get one vine (2 plants)...this year it's Sugar Baby Watermelon. Now it's just sit back and watch...hopefully.

#1554737 2017 Grow Log - 200 plants, 30 varieties

Posted by Bhuter on 21 May 2018 - 07:43 PM

I also got mine today. I'm not much of a sauce reviewer, so I'll just say that, to me, the heat was an instant, Annuum burn that finished off like a Chinense. Fantastic, sweet flavor! Gonna throw some on some taquitos. Thank you very much! I love it!

#1554729 [May 21] What are you working on this week?

Posted by Bhuter on 21 May 2018 - 07:11 PM

We picked up some plants at the nursery to top off the garden. Probably gonna have to keep them in pots for a few days. Rain and mud galore.
Big boy
Cherokee Purple

Big Bertha
Orange Blaze
Ethiopian Brown
Sugar Rush Peach

#1554701 G.I.P. 2018 I can't make up my mind Glog

Posted by Bhuter on 21 May 2018 - 05:23 PM

:woohoo: :woohoo:
What a score! Butter, Panko, then fried?

I can't wait to see your list. You always have awesome new varieties. I'm waiting to see the progress on one in particular. I don't remember the exact variety, but you had one seed and it's a "blue" wild capsicum. Nice fish pic in the Good Morning thread! 👍🏻🐠🐟

#1554697 Sideshow Gardens Grow Log.

Posted by Bhuter on 21 May 2018 - 05:17 PM

Talk about an ant hill. Holy moly!

#1554670 Anyone have experience growing Haskorea peppers?

Posted by Bhuter on 21 May 2018 - 02:26 PM

I went to the greenhouse today and the Haskorea was one of the varieties that I picked up. I don't know much about it, either, but I have a plant! Lol

#1554650 Show us your Plant Out 2018 Photos

Posted by Bhuter on 21 May 2018 - 01:04 PM

I don't do much. I spread a granular fertilizer, till it in, we lay down plastic, then things get planted with Epsom and Garden Lime in each hole.

#1554621 Bhuter's 2018 Glog

Posted by Bhuter on 21 May 2018 - 10:47 AM

Went out to the nursery today and picked up the rest of the veggies for the garden. It's always fun going there because they have a huge variety of tomatoes and peppers. All of these are different varieties of peppers except for the last table.

And here's the tomato side.

Chose these maters:
Cherokee Purple
Big Boy
Beef Steak

And these peppers:
Big Bertha
Orange Blaze
Ethiopian Brown
Sugar Rush Peach

I always get a reaper there because they're usually spot-on. The rest are hit or miss. The Haskorea is like the Aleppo. Then there's the Sugar Rush Peach. I don't think this is a Baccatum...it looks like a Chinense to me. But their little description reads, "Sweet & spicey". But their drawn picture of the pod looks like an orange Fatalii. Lol. I'm hoping it IS a Fatalii. Yellow or peach would rock. Lol. Not sure if there is an orange (even though I have seeds labeled as so. Lol).

#1554563 2018 - The Farm

Posted by Bhuter on 21 May 2018 - 09:00 AM

That's a large sum of money for little land space. Monetarily speaking, organic grow is the way to go! But headache-wise, it's a vise. So much red tape, starter fees, and precision with everything...AAAHHHH!!! I can't imagine. Then stuff starts to break on you...lol

You're definitely a guy who plans ahead and learns from the past. I really didn't know until recently that there were winter crops. I just never really paid attention. I hope your ground cover shows up in-full soon.

#1554529 2018 - The Farm

Posted by Bhuter on 21 May 2018 - 12:57 AM

That really is a great idea! I should try that in a different area of the yard. Just lay the plastic over a bunch of unseeded weeds and don't even bother to plant anything there. Maybe the weeds will break down into the soil. Very interesting!

What kind of cover crop do you have in mind? All one thing?

#1554528 Bhuter's 2018 Glog

Posted by Bhuter on 21 May 2018 - 12:49 AM

If the ground cover the freight company lost doesn't show up soon, it's not gonna look so good. Only reason we aren't overrun by weeds yet is we haven't had any rain at all since I tilled it up, lol! Even the dandelions are wilting!
If we get one decent rain, that entire field of mine will be overrun by weeds within a week. No way in hades we can hand pluck acres of weeds.
Although... you just got me thinking. If I DO wait for the weeds to sprout, then get the ground cover on *before* the weeds go to seed... then I'll kill off a large percentage of the "weed seed stock" that's latent in the ground... I'd eventually like to run limited ground cover, or none at all, but this year, with it being essentially a fresh tilled "field of dandelions and crab grass" that's not in the cards. 
I mean, the goal here is to peel back the ground cover in the fall and do a cover crop, but if there's a billion latent weed seeds, that might be .. not so good.
That's not a bad idea. Let the weeds grow intentionally and then cover them up and kill them off before they go to seed.... thus depleting the weed seed bank that would just lay dormant under the ground cover...
See, there you go. Inspiring new ideas through complements! :)
Keep in mind I'm not working that farm alone, I have several workers helping and it costs me over $75 an hour in payroll 8-12 hours a day, 6-7 days a week...So I can't get all the complements there. If it wasn't for hired help I'd be utterly overwhelmed.

That's brilliant! I'm not sure if the ground cover has any effect on weed seeds, but it sure keeps the weeds from growing. I don't remember if I had weeds the first spring after the first time I used ground cover, but I don't get any now (aside from what the squirrels planted). So if the cover doesn't effect the weed seeds, then it very well could be beneficial to wait to cover. Smart thinking.

#1554525 2018 - The Farm

Posted by Bhuter on 21 May 2018 - 12:40 AM

Tattered plants are always a part of growing. But they're resilient. They can take a flogging and a caning by the wind. Lol. So, did the ground cover arrive? I'm unsure. If so, will it be difficult to lay it down where you've planted? I love ground cover. Hate weeds.

What the flip was going on with your germination rates? I'd be so upset at the loss of time and hope. But your planting looks terrific and your farm is spotless, as always. Very nice!