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I started 4 pepper plants in late December, and I started the rest of my pepper seeds last Sunday. This year I kept the seed starting simple and planted directly into coco pellets. No soaking the seeds in water or peroxide. Thermostat on heat mat set to 85F. I checked them this morning, and MOA scotch bonnet and Lemon Starrburst sprouted in less than 1 week. A couple other varieties look like they are about to push through the surface. I am pleased with the simplicity of this method. Less steps compared to paper towel method. I am also seeing less helmet head seedlings. I decided not to worry about wasting seeds and put 5 or 6 in each pellet. My plan is for one plant of each of the following: Datil Lemon starburst TFM...
So a couple years back when I was working on a commercial grow for a greenhouse I spotted this guy when I was sorting through a few dozen of our Jalapenos in 512 cell trays.  It wasn't likely to be a cross, as the seeds came from isolated seed stock from a company that only sells to nurseries. None of the other plants we had ended up looking like this. I was keeping a close eye on them.  We didn't offer any variegated peppers there at the time, so I had a hunch it was something special.  I took it home with me and tossed it in a SOLO cup.         Where I found him:       A bit later on that season I snapped a few more pics of the plant.       I waited for the pods to ripen and saved seeds, hoping for good things.   They took a long...
Well, I had a very productive season last year and all I wanted to do is Try different things... So this year I said "I'm only going to grow a couple of know peppers. That the rest would be things I haven't done before" .. Then I came across the black seeds.. LOL anyways here are a few pictures of my stuff I'm sure I have a lot missing but I will be much better next year with records and such. i will attach a complete list as to what is up and going right now, but I'm sure I will be adding to it....lol and so it begans LOL The unlabeled pots are edamommy and the unlabeled tray is wasabi : I know it is a total mess right now, I did so much better keeping records and tracking things last year.. With everything I have had going on...
Fresh recruits, all in order by letter assignment. Ayucllo and Tiger MAMP have been no-shows so far. Aji Pineapple managed to put a weak one up last week, but it hasn't done much since it popped. All the rest are doing alright, in spite of the aphids. A lot of peppers from seasons past still around too. LemonDrop Baccatum is putting most of the others to shame for production, but there's a few varieties that are having a productive winter indoors. I have maybe been a little more attentive this winter, but not all that much more.
I think this season I will become a pepper plant hoarder as I received over 100 different varieties from my brother and ended up planting them all, I honestly don't know how I will accommodate so many plants! My original plan for this season was the wild species, the native varieties from Brazil and a few import varieties that I found very interesting, however, now with over 100 imported varieties I think my plans have changed... It's already spring here in Brazil and some varieties that I sowed in March, went through the winter and are already with their first pods while others that I sowed in August are still in their initial stages of growth. I hope I don't have any major problems this season, one variety or another will surely die...
Starting time again, a bit late this year unfortunately! But finally getting going. This year I'm increasing the variety but decreasing the quantities - had to throw out too many last year because I couldn't process everything quickly enough. On the other hand, I have a much better drying setup this year so hopefully that will help. This year's plan: Dragon's Breath (100) Carolina Reaper (200) Yellow Reaper (100) Trinidad Moruga Scorpion (60) Bhut Jolokia (200) Habanero (200) Habanada (150) Bhutia Bubblegum Chocolate (10) White Ghost (10) Bonuga Moruga Scorpion (10) Papa Dreadie Scotch Bonnet (30) Fiesta (Rainbow) blend Cayenne (100) Fooled You Jalapeno (12) Grande Jalapeno (30) Anaheim Sahuaro (100) Big Jim (50) Poblano Trident...
So, for many years I grew hundreds of varieties down south in Savannah GA, had the space and growing temps were pretty good…sometimes too hot lol. Many nights with a headlamp on gardening at night because of the heat. Well, I took a promotion for work and have relocated to Pittsburgh PA. I now have limited space and a shorter growing season up here, but that’s ok. I have a small raised bed, and a balcony were I live, big adjustment to what I was used too. Well enough of the jibber jab. Short list of peppers growing this season. Chocolate Bhutlah (SM) 😉 Butch T Scorpion Carolina Reaper (Red) Carolina Reaper (White) 7 pot Bubblegum (Red) Ghost (Red) Capsicum Caatingae (wild) Aleppo Anaheim Jalapeño Cayenne Hot Banana Sweet Banana
I’m just a week or so away from my first round of seed starting, and The List has stabilized. As the title suggests, I’m focusing on a more shareable garden, this year. My high heat tolerance is well satisfied by sauces and flakes, so it’ll be a mercy to others and not much sacrifice to me if I cook more with mild or heatless peppers and lean into condiments for my own spice satisfaction. Capsicum annuum 4 Gogoşar (pronounced “gogoshar”; also transliterated as gogosar, gogosari, etc), a heatless Romanian variety whose name is confusingly also used generically for red pepper. My partner has very fond memories of this large, pumpkin-shaped pepper being roasted and then stuffed or preserved. They’re also used fresh, like red bell pepper...
OK...let's see if I can do this. What it is... What it was.... What it shall be... So 17 types this year as follows...THE LIST... But first just a brief history on how I got to this point...OH quit griping...I said it would be brief! 😏 I started growing peppers in 2021 because I was tired of paying $3.500@lb for peppers at the store for my chili. So I was like..hey I'll grow my own and save money...riiiiight! 😲 🤣 At this point with what I've invested in this hobby I could buy the store's yearly inventory. 🙄 So in 2021 I grabbed some Ferry-Morse Poblano and Anaheim seeds and threw them in the dirt. I ended up with a bumper crop and had so many I gave some away as much as I could but ended up throwing a lot away. I...
I thought about not doing a GLOG this year but have decided to "just do it". My grow will be much less this year with no super hots planted(although there are a few previous plants still going). Most new plants will be Jalapenos and various pheno's of PeppaPeach as those are the ones that I consume massive amounts of. This old pick of days gone by will be my lead pic for this years GLOG. I have several new ones taken since Jan 1, and I will be posting them as I get time until I am caught up. OK now, everyone get out there and produce some peppers.
This will be my first big foray in to pepper growing because of these two. Jasper (left) and Tin Tin (right) are my official taste testers. I myself have a fairly poor spice tolerance, tabasco is spicy for me but frank's red hot isn't so I'm working on it! The rest of my family have tolerance and my partner also appreciates spice so all is not lost, however. So far the lineup is: Annuum: Espelette (sourced from a chef friend, the lines go back to the French Laundry chef's gardens in California and prior to that were smuggled out of France - I have 200 of these I'm willing to share while keeping my own stock too!) Chile de Comida Ancho Bola Hawk's Claw El Incendo Fish Grandpa's Siberian Home Mystery Hot (hot is relative, 1000-5000...
Hi Guys i have decided to grow some peppers again and its been a while. It all started when i bought a big-ish pop up greenhouse as i have had to spend the money i saved for a proper greenhouse on bills! But i am excited to be growing peppers again this year and posting pictures as and when i can. My list of superhots are: Hurtberry x2 Primo x3 carolina reaper x8 dorset naga x1 gator jigsaw x2 and a few random odds and sods like rooster spur and some really late seedlings that will be only good for overwintering for next year Butch T Scorpion Chocolate Primo Reaper. Catch you guys soon and i hope you are all well
A long time ago, in a youth long shrouded in layers of dust, I convinced myself that I loved peppers. I loved eating them, I loved growing them, I loved nurturing them and seeing them thrive. It turns out that I was wrong. No compassionate being with even a shred of empathy could commit the gardening atrocities which I have rained down upon something that they love. Last year's harvest was a small handful of peppers, so I'm clearly not doing this to sustain my family or for any nourishment-related activities. It turns out that literally the *only* logical explanation is that I'm a psychopath, secretly relishing in the anguish which exudes from every plant that I touch. It doesn't feel that way in my brain, but I'm a man of science...
I really miss having these colorful babies in my kitchen. That, together with a very persistent gardening itch that has been bothering me since early December, made me give in. Here's to my first Glog and starting seeds just a tad bit early. 🥳 My set up is not as neat or organized as what I've been seeing here, as I've collected quite some different shaped seed trays over the years and have plenty of mismatching pots to go with that. 😀 Everything is set up for this growing season in the garage windowsill, making the garage my current happy place now that it's out. Experience has thought me it's best if I start closer to the end of January, beginning of February, but hey, there's no fun in doing everything by the book, right? I've...
OK! As we get rolling on the next phase of this ongoing series of marginal successes and impressive failures, let's take stock. Currently happy, healthy, and producing fruit: Casados Sugar Rush Peach Recently rooted via coffee filters and just planted in coir: Jamaican Red Hab (hi Paul!) Sugar Rush Cream (hi Paul!) Zapotec jalapeno (hi Mr. White!) Huacho Amarillo (hi... whoever sent me this as an extra on an order!) No hooks yet: Carolina Reaper (hi Alejandro!) Caribe (see Huacho Amarillo above) Below you have today's work. There are five seeds in each one, and all but a few have hooks, so the prospects seem pretty good for healthy plants, and probably extras for some more fruitless (mwahahaha) experiments besides. There's even a...
It has been a long time since I've been on this site. I like some of the new formatting on the GLOG section and such. Nice to see some old names from the past too. I am definitely growing less super hots this year than I have for ages. There are a few of course, but I decided to cut back some on them as after a while it's absurd in my eyes. :) I'm trying to find some ways to simplify the garden a bit by making 30 inch mounded beds and 18 inch rows. I don't ever want to step on the bed material if possible. I have to make it more manageable as my lower back and shoulders are telling me to do it! My grow as always is all over the board. The plants below are all F2s of a cross I made: CMPCR189. It has chinense, annuum and...
Hello there pepperheads, long time no see! I haven't grown anything since the 2018 season which was not a great one for me. Had okayish yield for an indoor grow, but I was swamped at work and tried too many new things which kind of made me burn out on the growing. I live in an apartment in the city, with no balcony, so I'm a strict indoor grower which has it's challenges regarding space, light, and so forth. But I've had quite good yields despite this. This year is no different, pure indoor grow in the same apartment with the same limitations. This first post will be a bit long since it covers the first month, but I will do my best to do frequent updates for your reading pleasure. With that said, let's go back to late 2022, and I...
I really wanted to try out writing a glog and hope that you find it interesting to follow. I have some jalapenos, naga morich and bunch of hainan yellow lantern growing at the moment. I plan to mature the jalapenos in the tent and for the rest - i wish i can already move to grow outside on the balcony in month or two. The biggest two in the picture are jalapenos. Naga morich is the medium sized one and hainan yellow lanterns are those two seedlings. I have also more seedlings of hainan in the tent as well, but these can't be seen on these pictures. I'm also considering sprouting some seeds for more seedlings, but I'm having difficult time choosing which variety to choose. I have seeds from the following chilies: Kongo Brown Fatalii...
I've been waffling on whether to try my hand at a glog, and then decided, "hey, why not?" I figure it's another chance to learn from the rest of you as I track my progress. There are a few factors at play: - I am in Málaga and there's pretty good weather here for year-round growing. I think the zone is 10a. - I don't have much space. Just a small patio that can maybe handle 6 or 7 plants. - I want to grow peppers that I find interesting, tasty, and beautiful. I don't mind super-hots, but they're not my goal. The hottest I currently have planned is MOA Scotch Bonnets. - My kids don't want peppers, so I agreed to get some tomatoes going for them if they agree to help out and learn with me. - And the last factor is I don't know what I'm...
Hey, i was sometimes thinking to open a glog to aks my questions there. I wasnt sure if I use my actually chili plants for completely indoor for a few years or just for these year. I am nearly sure that I dont plan atm to have chilis much longer than one year because I want to be a few weeks or even month to an other place. Here are my chilis atm. I think they are looking much better than a few weeks ago. But my fan is to load, makes also to much wind and is to cold for the tent. I dont like the sound of my USB-fan. It is much quieter than my big fan but it has a very uncomfortable frequency. Does someone has a cheap alternative? My tent has round about 15°C and I wonder why my chilis still looks so beautiful. They dont have...
🌴 Welcome to my GLOG! 🌴 I have a small urban terrace garden where I grow mainly peppers in containers. My location is Chiapas, Mexico. The local climate is tropical with pronounced dry and rainy seasons. The temperatures can sometimes be too much for the plants to bear (especially around Easter), but in general they manage. The climate makes that I can grow peppers year round, although pest pressure is really high. Especially mites are a problem... I apply neem oil copiously, but it does not always work... 🌴 This GLOG will follow my 2022 pepper endeavours. Enjoy 🥵
I will try to document my pepper garden from this year here. I am not very good at reminding to take photos, but i hope i will have enough to post. I sown the first seeds on January 7 , i had some very old seeds, some were older than 6-7 years... The only ones that germinated were: - Habanero red - Chiltepin - Aji Chiripita - Carolina Reaper - one Rocoto that i don't know what variety it is, but to me it tastes like figs... On january 20 i got some seeds from Sinenomine but i only planted Fatalli and Tepin x Lemon Drop until now, i will be planting some more soon (the varieties that doesn't need a very long growing season). Two days ago i got the envelope with the seeds from Semillas.de (ordered around january 10...) and sown as...
Hello fellow Capsichums! I figured I would start a log here, mainly to learn and also share some of my own experience with what seems like a bunch of fellow plant nerds! I have grown organically(mostly indoors) for about 5 years but am new to growing peppers! I'm still trying to figure out the best way to feed as they grow, as I am used to growing in large 20gal pots, which are much easier to manage with just top dressing and watering, whereas the peppers will be going into 5 gals max and will be outdoors(indoor space is for more..profitable crop...). Not really the style I'm used to! But I will have over 130 plants once I pop the last few seed packs I have... try filling 130 20gals with soil LMAO No thanks. Anyways...the varieties I...
Hello again. Your favorite badger-based sauce guy is back with a new glog for 2022. You may have noticed the lack of updates on my last thread. What happened is the sheep got through my totally inadequate fence and ate all my plants. About 900 of them. It was an unmitigated disaster. I was so pissed I just gave up on the glog. I still wound up with quite a lot of sauce from my other spots, 16 carboys or so. Having learned nothing from last year, I decided to double the number of plants this year, and put up a better fence. Here's the breakdown: ID variety num plants 1. 2017 yellow 7 pots 650 2. 2021 yellow 7 pots 300 3. 2018 yellow 7 pots 300 4. chocolate habs 400 5...
Happy First Full Day of Winter(snow,sleet,ice,mud,short-dark-days) to all who celebrate! Which also mean it's the un-official First Day of 2023 Pepper Season. Seeds just seem to want to grow when the sun turns back. I appreciate this community being here though my contributions are somewhat lean these days. Whatsoever I might know about peppers came from right here, and the garden of course Germinator 2000 has gotten some upgrades and a new home. The garage is too expensive to heat so me better half has given me a spot in her basement. I've ran a crop or two of lettuce under these new LEDs and they seem fine if not excellent. Most in need of space is my baby orchids right now. So true to my form, it will be studied chaos by the...
Hopefully, I’ll keep up with this GLOG this year, unlike the previous few years. I didn’t do one last year but, I think my GLOG (if you can even call it that) from 2021 was literally ONE post :lol: I’ve been working 50-72 hour weeks for the last 2 years (6 days a week), but now I’m back to working 40 hours, like a gentleman… for now :rofl: Anyway, I’m going to start with that pic 👆🏻 from a few years ago (rather than a crappy pic of seedlings under lights) since that’ll be the pic on the “GLOGS” home page, lol. If all goes according to plan, my backyard should look like that again this Summer :) On to 2023… I dug through my old seed stash, sowed a bunch of seeds last week, and they all started popping a few days ago: •Reaper SRTSL...
Hello to all TheHotPepper Today I decided to start a few peppers to find out if they will fruit indoors. Sown today Sweet Banana, Fire Cracker Ornamental, and Sweet Datil and seeds from the crushed red pepper spice bottle. On order Hungarian Hot Wax and Chiltepin. I'm unsure if there will be enough space to grow these peppers to full size but it's just for fun anyways.
Ghost, Propst Arena, Huntsville, AL, Sept. 2, 2022. Papa Emeritus IV and the Ghouls performing Year Zero. My 5th "ritual" as their performances are called. My daughter was right up front at the railing and took this photo... I was up a ways in a nice actual seat. Well, another season is beginning. We have had a bit of a rough time here since last year. We had a sudden, unexpected death in the family last summer that made the rest of the season unimportant, so my postings dropped off. I found out a couple of weeks ago I need hip replacement surgery... it's not bad or anything like that right now, so I am going to do it this fall so I can rehab over the off-season. I refuse at my age to have a year not growing anything at all. I'm...
I want to start off by saying I'm excited to be trying my hand at growing peppers again. This is the first time I'm doing any gardening aside from growing some countertop kitchen herbs in the last 8 or so years. Anyway, I picked up a bunch of seeds from Texas Hot Peppers on Black Friday (fantastic sale), way more than I needed for myself. So I'll be starting seedlings and giving them away to friends and family as I decide what I want to keep in my garden this year. I'll add a post to the glog with the list later once I start prepping plants for what will be going outside, but for now, I'm just growing a few plants for indoors. Equipment info if anyone is interested: Spider Farmer SF1000Dv2? v3? Has a dimmer knob and uneven led...
Year 1, year 2, year 3, year 4 I debated if I should do a glog this year. I feel bad if not making some kind of semi regular updates and I barely made it to two pages last year. Anyway, here goes... Once again I'll be away for 2 months over summer so I'm not going to bother with any hydro and stick to soil. What I will do this time is to put down some covering to keep the weeds at bay. I'm amazed that after being at this for 4 years, there is still so much to learn! I decided to go low key this year and just ordered some seeds from Sandia and the rest from my stash. I pulled out a 200 site rockwool planter that I had bought last year and not used and stuck it in the tray and started filling. 10 seeds of each unless indicated...
Happy 2022 everyone and good luck with the new season. I suppose it's time to get the new glog going with it being the new year and all. I'll start off with some pics I took over the last couple weeks of plants in the indoor grow. Right now I have two tents with T5HO's for the indoor plants and the OW's about as far away as possible in the house under an HLG 100 4K. Yaki Blue Fawn - I didn't grow this last year, but after seeing the success PaulG and Dragonsfire had with their Yakis recently I'm psyched to have one going again. 1 of 2 of Uncle E's Naga Smooky Rainbow x 7 Pot Yellow crosses from seeds he sent me. A couple Uchu Cream x Mutant, 1 filiform and 1 not. Seeds from Catchthebear AKA Matt's Peppers Together and later...
Welcome, my esteemed peers, to my 2nd annual glog. This will be my best attempt by far. No way it could be worse than my pitiful entry from last year, not even going to include a link to that stinky p.o.s. #1 – WIN BEFORE YOU BEGIN: i did what i said i was gonna do, which is get my own setup to grow from seeds. Flexing my new LED light, heat mats, and seed trays. Also awesome is that they are sitting on a card table that was just passed down to us at Christmas (just a cheap metal folding-leg table with vinyl-covered sponge top, but it belonged to my wife’s grandmother, and my mother-in-law had been using it up until now to grow out her own seeds on every year, so it is a very lovely gift from a sentimental standpoint). #2 – MAKE IT...
New Season, New Duck! Links to my Grow Logs: 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2019 2020 2021 Trippaul Threat Community Grow Purple Thunder Community Grow Wild, Indeed Community Thread Growing in the Pacific NorthWest Community Thread 2022 Pepper Grow - sowing date, hook dates, days to first hook, germ. ratio Wilds / Semi-Wilds 2022 (12) CGN 22795 - c. praetermissum, 2019 my seed - sown 11/19/21 - 12/15 x 2, 26 days 2/4 CAP 1491 - c. eximium Hunziker ‘Ulupica’, Bolivia, @Wiriwiri 2020 - sown 11/19/21 (pulled 1/5) No Show 0/4 CGN 20497 - c. cardenasaii ‘Ulupica’, Altiplano Bolivia, @Mr.joe - sown 11/19/21 - 12/19 x 2, 30 days 2/4 c. tovarii - Peru, @Mr.joe - sown 11/19/21 - 12/28, 1/2/22, 39 days, 44 days 2/4 CGN 22795 - c...
Happy New Year! I've been debating whether I should start a Glog this year or not given that I most likely won't have time to update it as frequently as previous years. I decided to still go for it in case somebody wants to know how a particular variety is doing, and also to document my progress. We moved to a bigger place last year, and now that we actually have a decent sized yard, my outdoor grow will be expanded accordingly and my indoor grow might not happen at all. This year I'll be focusing on a couple of things: 1) Refreshing seeds I've bought over the years. Some of these are 10 years old 2) Experiment with two big (50 Gal) Kratky Setup. I'll be growing Zapotec Jalapenos and Lemon Drops since these are family favorites...
As already stated in my welcome thread i'm fairly new to growing peppers. This is gonna be my second year of growing them. Last year was quite a succes, started out with ten variaties that i could find locally and ended up with a garden full of lush plants and dito harvests. The climate here is not ideal for growing peppers, especially the 2021 season was quite wet arround here. Hoping this year will be a bit more favourable. The plan for upcoming season is all about diversity in varieties. I'm trying to find the peppers i like the most and find good use for in the kitchen. Also cutting down on the number of plants per variety so i will not have to proces tons of peppers wich i don't really like. Below my growlist for upcoming...
All the pepper seeds went in very late this year as the seedlings were cooked in the greenhouse. I did manage to save a couple of plants. I cannot overwinter plants, no room in the house and greenhouse is unheated, temps drop very low in the winter and chilli plants wouldn't survive. I grow as many plants as I can mainly for seed collecting for the following year and for making chilli pickle which I dish out among friends. Apologies for photos, phone is shit and so is the camera on it. Hopefully this will give you a gist of what goes on chez Tink I just need to figure out how to upload photos ;) First off the veggie patch, again this is late and I only grow what we can use. First pic - mini sweetcorn - never grown this before so it's...
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