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It's never too early to get started!

Sooo... 2022 season is over and most of my 2023 plants are already there - no reason not to start a new thread already! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

See my previous glog... https://thehotpepper.com/threads/2022-too-early-to-get-started.75362/

While all my current plants are technically overwinterers, only a couple have grown through the 2022 season and are considered interesting enough to keep for next seasons grow.

Let's start with the famous Schneider farms SB plant, which will be going into it's third season in 2023. It currently doesn't look all that nice but that was also the case during the winter of 2021 so no worries here...

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Next in row is my Scotch Brains plant...

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And then there's the Humble Servants Homestead (HSH) SB, which was also elected to stay for next season...

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I read with one eye closed apparently. The last three you mention, I do not know. I'm off to Google those.

Edit to add that I have two new peppers for my grow list for the 2024 season.
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Always grow more annuums! (If you don't mind me giving the advice. ๐Ÿ˜€) Which varieties are you planning?
Actually I used to be an annuum only guy. When I first started growing peppers I tried some low heat chinense and found they tasted like ๐Ÿคฎ so I decided to stay with annuums. My taste has evolved somewhat since then and also I think chinense plants look much more beautiful compared to annuums so I started to grow more and more chinenses. But I have to be selective, if the chinense taste is too pronounced then I still dislike them. It's why I like the Schneider farms scotch bonnet: the typical chinense taste is not too pronounced in that variety (at least - not on my plant...)

Hot annuums on the other hand can sometimes taste very bitter, like thai varieties for instance. I don't like that either. The jeromin is a good variety to me... it's sweet, has heat and isn't bitter ๐Ÿ™‚
The good thing is that annuums usually stay smaller compared to chinenses. I might keep more than one per variety... I have a couple of which fresh seeds would be welcome. In that case I think it is better to have more than one plant of that variety...
One of my excuses when Mr Tink says "don't you think you have enough pepper plants already?"
I reply: "Those? Those I'm growing for a friend" :lol:

Marc if I've got any fresh seed you need just shout - I do have rather a lot of annuum seed from last year