Hello! I like peppers.

Covid. I’m sick of talking and/or hearing about it. But it’s how I started 2022. 01-03-2022 Covid hit our house and I was the lucky one who lost 100% of my taste and smell. I started getting hints about a week later. And it gradually came back. But there was defining moment.

We were at a local place that serves chicken & waffles, hot wings, etc.

I got a small plate of Mango Habanero hot wings. AND I COULD TASTE IT! They were magical. I probably ate a dozen more.

Ever since, been all about the spice. Add that to just moving into our new house in December, and we’re now able to have a garden for the first time since we’ve been married. Things just sort of worked out this year.

The wife picked me up a Carolina Reaper plant in Iowa while at some “Tulip Festival”, and I’ve also got some sweet peppers.

Lately I’ve made some plans to put a grow light and a Santaka plant on my desk at work. (It’ll be the 5th plant on my desk along with a Philodendron, Aloe, Golden Pothos, and Lucky Bamboo. ).

Have a bunch of tomatoes in the garden as well, so big plans for Sauces, Salsa, and everything else. (My new canning stuff will arrive Thursday. ) Actually my Santaka seeds should be here Thursday also. Anyway; a couple of pictures.

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Some late seedlings just to test our light setup. Bought a desk lamp style grow light first (will end up on my desk at work) and just received the bigger hanging light yesterday.
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Garage setup.
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Sunflower. (4 year old for Scale)

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Top of my desk. Bare spot to the right is where I’m intending to put that lamp and Santaka plant.

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The pot I plan to use.
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My Carolina Reaper plant. We kind of messed up with our arrangement, and this plant is nestled behind/among some corn. Seems to be getting enough Sun, but next year I’m probably doing peppers in buckets in the backyard.

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Living in Nebraska I’m sure growing Corn is a requirement for citizenship.

I have more Carolina Reaper, Habanero, and Thai Chili seeds that I purchased from pepperjoes and the Santaka seeds are arriving from botanical interests. Two of the starter pots in the above pictures are Thai chili. They’ve been in about a week.

Any advice is of course welcomed. Have a great day!
 
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