• Blog your pepper progress. The first image in your first post will be used to represent your Glog.

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...

20221203 132021 DC-LX100M2 10.90mm f8.00 ISO200 P1000376.JPG

Top view:

20221203 132038 DC-LX100M2 10.90mm f8.00 ISO250 P1000377.JPG

Next in row is my Scotch Brains plant...

20221203 132124 DC-LX100M2 10.90mm f8.00 ISO200 P1000378.JPG

Top view:

20221203 132137 DC-LX100M2 10.90mm f8.00 ISO200 P1000379.JPG

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

20221203 132244 DC-LX100M2 10.90mm f8.00 ISO200 P1000380.JPG

Top view:

20221203 132259 DC-LX100M2 10.90mm f8.00 ISO200 P1000381.JPG
Last edited:
A small photo update...

The overwintered Schneider Farms not looking very good. It should be flushing out by now but it isn't. Not sure if it will make it...


Overwintered seedlings and first round seedlings of 2023:
Back row : "young" Scotch Bonnet Schneider Farms - KSLS #1 - SB7J
Middle row : 7pot Brain Strain Yellow - KSSR - KSLS #2
Front row : Scotch Brains - 7pot Burgundy - San Juan Tsile Pueblo


More recent seedlings :
Back row : Piment D'Espelette - KSPS
Next row : ร‘ora - Scotch Brains 7pod Pheno - Scotch Bonnet HSH
Next row : Jaranda - Jeromรญn
Front row : Tap De Cortรญ


I had written a whole bunch of comments about all these varieties but because of something dumb that I did, I lost it all ๐Ÿคฌ and I don't feel like retyping it all, at least not now, so here you go... ๐Ÿ™„
Last edited:
Cool to see your 7 Pot Burgundy is growing well! Since your OW Schneider Farms seems to be struggling, you could take the opportunity to repot it in fresh soil. Maybe it would help him "wake up"?
Cool to see your 7 Pot Burgundy is growing well! Since your OW Schneider Farms seems to be struggling, you could take the opportunity to repot it in fresh soil. Maybe it would help him "wake up"?
I think the burgundy is doing fine despite some malformed leaves. The newly formed young leaves seem to look normal now.

The schneider had fresh soil when I took it inside in the fall of 2022. It's been on the floor close to the window in our veranda where it gets the most light but it's also the coldest place. I have moved it to a warmer place, we'll see how it reacts...
Quick overview of my plants...

I took all of the small seedlings that were still in the propagator out and put them with the other young plants.

The overwintered seedlings that were cut back because of the aphids are really starting to grow out again now and are even already starting to produce flower buds. Seems like this method works great to have young plants ready in spring... start the seeds somewhere in September/October and cut them back entirely for overwintering when they already have a strong trunk.

If I can count correctly, these are 17 plants in total. There's no way I can let them all grow out to full sized plants. Either I will have to select the most desired ones and kill off the others like I did last year, or I let those plants that I want for production grow as they please and keep the remaining plants in smaller pots and try to keep the size down. I would like to go for the second option this time. But I may need a good tutorial about properly keeping the plants small while still having them produce some fruits. Doesn't have to be a full harvest.
Any advice is welcomed!

20230312 133928 DC-LX100M2 10.90mm f8 ISO320 P1000406.jpg

Here's the overwintered schneider farms SB... still looking ugly but there's hope, it looks like it is starting to grow again!

20230312 134045 DC-LX100M2 17.70mm f8 ISO640 P1000407.jpg

20230312 134208 DC-LX100M2 10.90mm f8 ISO400 P1000409.jpg

For comparison, this is what the Schneider Farms SB looked like almost exactly a year ago... quite a difference I would say... ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

20220306 134241 DC-LX100M2 17.90mm f5.60 ISO200 P1000087_LR6.jpg
Last edited:
Was going through my photo archives and found a picture of my very first chili plants. I was still a noob back then, grew them in way too small pots with too little light so the plants became quite leggy. I did get some fruits from them though, I believe these were (or at least one of them was) yellow cayenne.

Back then I was still a citrus grower as you may notice. These were my first steps in eliminating citrus in favor of chili ๐Ÿ˜
Shot taken on October 28th, 2012.

I'm very satisfied with the way my plants are doing right now. All the young plants are repotted and now in a proper 1 liter pot.

Family overview...
20230318 110507 DC-LX100M2 10.90mm f8 ISO1600 P1000414.jpg

Rear left corner larger pots: Schneider farms scotch bonnet, 7pot brain strain yellow and KSLS. Both the SB and 7pot are already growing flower buds...
20230318 110414 DC-LX100M2 10.90mm f8 ISO1600 P1000410.jpg

Rear larger pots: KSLS and SB7J. In front of the larger KSLS are the KSLS and KSPS from Jim Kingman (FB). Next to the KSPS is the 7pot Burgundy from Bou. In front of the KSLS and KSPS is the SB HSH "Scotchie Baby" (yes, I can use abbreviations too! ๐Ÿ˜œ).
20230318 110425 DC-LX100M2 10.90mm f8 ISO1600 P1000411.jpg

Front left Scotch Brains, front right Scotch Brains 7pot pheno (but I guess you could read that just fine from the labels ๐Ÿ˜). To the rear of the Scotch Brains is the KSSR that I topped a week ago to make it branch out...
20230318 110453 DC-LX100M2 10.90mm f8 ISO1600 P1000413.jpg

These are most of the annuums... from front left to right: Jeromรญn, Piment D'Espelette and Tap De Cortรญ. Directly behind these are the Jaranda and ร‘ora...
20230318 110440 DC-LX100M2 10.90mm f8 ISO1600 P1000412.jpg

...and last but not least... the tiny little San Juan Tsile Pueblo pepper that is already in flowering stage! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ (and no, I'm not going to remove the flower buds...)
20230318 110601 DC-LX100M2 25.70mm f8 ISO1600 P1000416.jpg

About the old Schneider farms SB... I finally decided to give the plant up. It's full with pests it appears so it had to go outside. If it manages to stay alive I will keep growing it, but it's still a bit early in the season so it will likely die if temperatures go too low...
Just imagine all the fruit you will have in a couple of months!
I expect to have a lot of peppers that I won't even be able to handle! ๐Ÿคช But first I'll have to find some room for them to grow in... they still all fit on the top of the fridge right now but that will soon change...

Your plants are looking great! ๐Ÿ‘Œ
Thanks, thought so too ๐Ÿ˜