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    What color should Scotch Bonnets be..?

    The local Mexican Restaurant I give some excess peppers to asked why mine are this color... Whats the correct color for SB..?   These peppers were from SB seeds from a pod, pods were yellow, This plant produces yellowish pods to start then turn orange fast. The peppers taste awesome, hot, sweet...
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    small hydro system

    My neighbor is moving and offered this system to me for $50. It comes with the pump, reservoir, and 5, 4 plant planters.   I know nothing about hydro systems, would this work and be any good for peppers...? Or a waste of time..?        
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    container What the ideal container size...

    Whats the ideal container size, for full size plant growth/production...?   Yes, I know the bigger the better, but whats the consensus around here of the ideal size for the best compromise...
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    COLD PRESSED NEEM OIL

    What ratio are you guys using for your mix.?   I've been using 1tbs (1/2oz) cold pressed neem oil and 1.5tsp(1/4oz) soap (Dr Boners), per gal water.   Just got some new cold pressed neem oil and on its bottle the ratio for folair spray is, 2 tbs(1oz) cold pressed neem oil & 2 tsp(1/3oz) soap...
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    Broad mites

    Well, unfortunately seem to be getting expert experience with these critters.   Was going to put this post in the pest thread but its to important for that.   After battling sFl broad mites(and many other pests) off and on for years now have come to a positive conclusion.   Once you see broad...
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    pests Feeding hornworms, as strange as it may sound...

    This year has been insane for all types of pests here in S Florida, non stop attack on my plants.   Well, not sure it will work but have lots of time for this little experiment...   After seeing my wasp infested massive Tomato hornworm get eaten by a Red Cardinal, wasp cocoons and all,, decide...
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    Look what landed in my garden...

    To my surprise this morning, when going to out to do my morning garden routine, from a distance saw this Tucan... wth.   My neighbor, she is an artist and loves my peppers. After hearing me complain about furry critters digging in my containers, she painted up this bird to scare them away. Had...
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    Penducle problem

    Anyone know what does this damage to the penducle. Its only happened on a couple pods. Also, what are the little brown specs on the fruit, anything to worry about...?    Plant looks very healthy, tons of delicious pods, with no obvious pest thanks to a bi monthly neem routine.    
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    seeds Scotch Bonnet seedlings give away to locals...

    Any locals near NW Broward, got a dozen or so seedlings that need a good home as my garden is to small for all of them. No shipping.    Scotch Bonnet seedlings, any locals that want some organically grown Scotch Bonnet seedlings, I'm giving some away, first come first serve till my surplus is...
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    Back Pack Sprayer

    Harbor Freight has a coupon out in their flyers good till June30, for this 4gal back pack sprayer, $19. I don't particularly like HF tools but for the non professional use some things ain't bad, and get the job done at a fraction of the cost. It comes with a bag full of new orings/seals/3...
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    What Baccatum is this..?

    Have no clue what these are other than baccatum.   The pods starts out dark green then turns orange suddenly in a couple days, altogether takes about a month/6weeks to get orange after flower goes to pod. Should I leave them on the plant longer, will they turn another color eventually..?   Taste...
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    Very small root ball

    Had 2 plants that all of a sudden just started to do very bad even as young seedlings.   1 was a double that from the very start could never take much sun. Passed that off as it being a baccatum in sFL summer. After an hour or 2 of morning sun it would wilt heavy unlike all its brother baccatums...
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    What is this..?

    What are the black splotches on the stems...? They aren't soft or rotted, just black spots.   What type of pepper does this look like..? Was suppose to be a Carolina Reaper. Looks like a lightly pimpled chocolate hab to me..?  
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    scovilles How are Scoville units measured..?

    Is there a way for the home grower to approximately measure scoville units of his produce..?   Or is there a way to at least make a comparison measurement between different strains of peppers..?   Without a full lab of course.
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    Is this bacterial..?

    Are these spots on my aji limo a problem ?    Not dirt on the surface, tried cleaning them off. This is the second or third pod that has gotten a few of these brown small spots. Must be 50+ pods on this plant that doesn't have spots, but they are still green. Will they all get spots once they...
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    Is this normal

    Is a plant healthy when it has more pods than leafs,, on a Butch T yellow scorpion...?   Pretty much all flowers are gone with no new buds forming. Branches are heavy with big fat scorpion pods everywhere.   I think its pods are hotter than my reapers. Scorching painful blinding slow long...
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    Uploaded Thumbnail management..?

    Is there a way to manage my uploaded thumbnails. Or at least a way to see/find them all if I want to use/repost 1 in a different thread and need the url...?
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    How long after it turns...?

    So, first year growing Fatalii. Got a yellow(?) Fatalii that just started turning its pods yellow after being green for a month +. Do they go to red after yellow, or is this just a yellow Fatalii...?   How long after it turns yellow is it fully ripe..?   My avatar pic was taken yesterday. Today...
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    Interior Decorating the Chile way....

    Hopefully the best of my Chiles now prepared to over-hurricane Dorian...   Significant other,, not so happy. Told her, wait till I finish with 2 more racks of Chiles 'decorations...
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    sun Is this sun filter good..?

     First pic, were outdoor plants from the very start. They were under a open but covered patio for germination and most of their early life. Never got full sun only indirect sun but lots of it. Almost a week now been getting 4-5 hours a day full sun. Are they ready for all day 10+ hours sFL...
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