• Everything other than hot peppers. Questions, discussion, and grow logs. Cannabis grow pics are only allowed when posted from a legal juridstiction.

2022 Outside-In

CaneDog

Extreme Member
I notice the Baccatum v. baccatum wilds are very similar in flowering to the Bird Aji, and I think CaneDog's donation to my addiction should be flowering today.
That's great. Sounds like we're on a similar timeline as I had my first flower open today. I have both plants outside now as I just couldn't get on top of the aphids inside. I'd wanted to keep the one inside for easy isolation, but they're both getting the bag method now.
 

CraftyFox

Extreme Member
That's great. Sounds like we're on a similar timeline as I had my first flower open today. I have both plants outside now as I just couldn't get on top of the aphids inside. I'd wanted to keep the one inside for easy isolation, but they're both getting the bag method now.
Hope the bag works for you. I've been tying mine around the pot with some horticultural tubing, and that seems to be keeping all the little pollinators out effectively.
 

CraftyFox

Extreme Member
Bird Aji has just been gangbusters inside.. This one is easily twice the size of any of the others from it's group. So many pods! I'm not sure why this one took off like it did, but it left the rest of the group in the dust. I might have a set pod on the others today, but they are just starting.


20220827_194515.jpg

Couple of the others..

20220827_123210.jpg

Couple shots of PdN x BMJ Purple, starting to load up some pods.. The colors on these flowers!


20220827_121951.jpg

20220827_122037.jpg
 

CraftyFox

Extreme Member
This is supposed to be a 'Not' PdNxSB7J, I got the seeds from Bhuter in '20, I think. I didn't notice his having the purple tinted corolla, but the flowers look very similar in shape. I have a few of these, but the others haven't flowered yet. I have yet to see a grain of pollen, but it's only just starting to flower. I need to get better pictures of the weird looking stamens.

20220831_165805.jpg
20220831_165734.jpg

I think there just might be some PdN in there..
20220831_170057.jpg
 

CraftyFox

Extreme Member
Starting to bring in some Elderberries.. Not sure what we have, but there are a few gallons here, just from the driveway group.
20220904_143447.jpg

Also came across an exceptionally large berry in one of the bunches.. I'll be growing the seeds out from it. I get really large fruit bunches, but the berries tend to be on the smaller side.. This exceptional one was about 5mm.

20220904_162202.jpg
 

CraftyFox

Extreme Member
The Harmonia are always at the window, looking for work.. Today I had an assignment. Wonder how long it will take the five of them to clean this off?
20220907_092916.jpg
20220906_173353.jpg


Funny thing is, all of my other plants are clean.. So the netting was protecting these suckers from the predators. I went from being able to check the Sonchus for predators on the aphid colonies, to trying to find aphids anywhere in the yard.
 

CaneDog

Extreme Member
Looks like carnage ahead! I've had that happen occasionally where I bag a branch for iso on one of the deck peppers and there'll be an explosion of aphids under the netting, though I won't see any aphid or predator activity elsewhere in the vicinity.
 

CraftyFox

Extreme Member
Looks like carnage ahead! I've had that happen occasionally where I bag a branch for iso on one of the deck peppers and there'll be an explosion of aphids under the netting, though I won't see any aphid or predator activity elsewhere in the vicinity.

Up to nine Harmonia in there now.. But they seem more interested in breeding than cleaning up. I've just been taking the Harmonia that show up for work (in the window) and putting them to it. Pretty safe bet those Xochiteco aren't true anyway.. Each of the plants I have is different.

CP-203 is doing great indoors, probably setting about 1/3 to 1/2 of the pods now.. I think the one outside is starting to set them too, but I haven't been back there today.
20220911_121208.jpg

It's not catching up to the indoor Bird Aji.. Which is setting over 50% of the pods now, without help. I don't think any of the peppers are keeping up with this one, but the Piri-Piri are just starting to take off.
20220911_121145.jpg

Discovered we'll have to put a fence up at the garden, after all.. I've been doing the mowing around our plots, and all the plots around us, yet someone still decided to mow around and went over a foot into our plot, cutting down a number of the nightshades we were preserving, as well as our beneficial plants. Still a little hot about it, but no getting them back now.
 

CraftyFox

Extreme Member
Bummer about the mowing losses. How did the new plots work out for you otherwise?

We are happy to be there, without a doubt.. Big difference from the other one.
Hopefully we won't have any more issues like that. Mostly, the people are decent and respectful of each other, and the setting is pretty great.. Even connected to a natural preserve.

We've mostly been sorting the one plot out, selectively removing the troublesome dominators, while trying to preserve most of the wild and naturalized stuff already present, and introduce some new ones.
Really wish we could have the sun in the one plot that we do in the mixed one.. The plot we have the peppers in currently is shaded by 2pm. The people next to us are growing a larger, hybrid version of Paper Lanterns that look pretty awesome. I'll try to get some pics next time I go.

Hoping to have a big year there next year.
 

CraftyFox

Extreme Member
Thunder Mountain Longhorn 'X'
These were off the train.. Most of the nice sized ones are hot, remind me another hot pepper I've had. These were hot.. Maybe jalapeno-cayenne level. In fact, maybe that's the flavor.. Like a ripe Jalapeno. The pith is a bit hot! The only one of these plants I have that seems to be true (no heat) has thinner, shorter pods and the flavor is a bit bland and grassy. Maybe I just picked it too early.
Not disappointed.. Might even grow these again, in the ground.
20220918_113116.jpg
20220918_113431.jpg

Zimbabwe Piri Purple (@CaneDog ) is varied as well. I have a couple with darker pods and darker stems, and the others with lighter stems and pods.
20220917_163446.jpg

20220917_163542.jpg


Also looks like my first isolated Bird Aji is getting close to ripe now.. Not that I'm going to hold my breath with a Baccatum.


20220917_224357.jpg
 
Last edited:

CaneDog

Extreme Member
Nice to see your bird aji ripening, especially with iso pods.

I've grown quite a few of the piri piri african devil / mozambique from the seeds you sent me. The ones grown in containers have been quite modest plants, like yours above, but the ones I grew in a raised bed at the community garden were massively productive bushes. Cool to see that the seeds from the one plant that flashed light purple (instead of blackish) before ripening did the same for you.
 

CraftyFox

Extreme Member
Nice to see your bird aji ripening, especially with iso pods.

I've grown quite a few of the piri piri african devil / mozambique from the seeds you sent me. The ones grown in containers have been quite modest plants, like yours above, but the ones I grew in a raised bed at the community garden were massively productive bushes. Cool to see that the seeds from the one plant that flashed light purple (instead of blackish) before ripening did the same for you.

We are probably going to stick at least one of these Devils in the garden next year. Just saving myself some time by putting them in the 1 gallons for OW. I have one in a 2 gallon, but I'm not expecting a whole lot from them this year.

Those Bird Aji are pretty tasty! Just what I was hoping for. I think the first one was a day early, but it popped right off.. Just a hint of that soapy baccatum flavor they have when unripe.
The freaks aren't putting on anymore pods, despite the one being outside in the mix. The two pods set with pollen from CP-203 seem to be doing fine, perhaps a bit larger already than those Adam had.. Not sure what I want to pollinate the greener one with.

20220920_125607.jpg


20220920_123959.jpg
 

CraftyFox

Extreme Member
Shouldn't be long now.. Last time I grew these, the pods were deciduous, but the plant died and I wasn't sure if it was a real trait or not. Didn't set even half of it's potential, but it hasn't enjoyed the temperature drops at all. I've also got a couple of smaller plants that are just starting to pod up now.
JLH White Habanero
20220926_202830.jpg


Here's hoping for another month..
20220926_195554.jpg
 
Top