MarcV 2021

OK guys, I know I'm not much of a writer on this forum but I do read it daily. Maybe it's time to try a glog again...
 
I started my seeds on the 1st of February. These are the ones I selected for my grow this year...
 
Jalapenos:
  • Farmers Market Jalapeno
  • Rayados Jalapeno
  • Zapotec Jalapeno
  • Jalapeno Dieghito
  • Telica Jalapeno
Scotch Bonnets:
  • Foodarama Yellow
  • Schneider Farms
  • Freeport Orange
  • Marabella Market Yellow
  • Papa Dreadie
Bhuts:
  • Bhut Jolokia Caramel
  • Bhut Jolokia Peach
Misc:
  • Ancho Poblano
  • Piment D'Espelette
  • Gochugaru
At first I wanted to make this a Jalapeno only season with 10 Jalapeno varieties + Piment D'Espelette and Gochugaru. But then I thought... the Scotch Bonnet season that I wanted to do in 2019 turned out into a fiasco, maybe I should give it another try? So I selected a couple of bonnets and added them to the list.
 
I have also always wanted to give bhuts a try. I have the seeds for quite some time now but never actually gave them a try. I hope they are still viable. I guess we'll see soon...
 
As for the miscellaneous varieties... The Piment D'Espelette is one I grow every year. I just love this chili. Not very hot but great taste. I have plenty of seeds that come from an actual Espelette farm so they are as true as they can be. Plants always grow very strong and are very early producing.
 
The Gochugaru is one that I am growing for my daughter. She loves Korean cooking and asked me to grow a Korean variety, I got the seeds from Super Hot Chiles (Jim Duffy).
 
The Ancho Poblano is "just another one" I would like to give a try. I saw some pictures of it on the facebook page of Fatalii Seeds and they looked so tempting I couldn't resist getting the seeds.
 
So here we are... 
No hooks yet... :D
 
 
My seedlings today... Not everything germinated - at least - not within the time that I allow . But that's ok, I already have too much anyway...
 
All together:
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Jalapenos:
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Scotch bonnets:
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The others...
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PaulG

Extreme Member
Stand back! Room to grow.
Looking good, Marc!
 

PaulG

Extreme Member
Alright, sweet sixteen, Marc!
 
PaulG said:
Alright, sweet sixteen, Marc!
 
 
Err... no... two of the pots (far left) contain citrus seedlings (bitter orange and yuzu).
 
My grow list currently looks like this:
 
Jalapenos:
  • Farmers Market Jalapeno
  • Rayados Jalapeno
  • Zapotec Jalapeno
  • Jalapeno Dieghito
  • Telica Jalapeno
Scotch Bonnets:
  • Foodarama Yellow
  • Schneider Farms
  • Freeport Orange
  • Papa Dreadie
Misc:
  • Ancho Poblano
  • Piment D'Espelette
  • Gochugaru
  • Jeromin
  • Biquinho Yellow
The other varieties that were removed didn't germinate - or at least not within the time frame I gave them
 
So that makes it "sweet 14"... or maybe that's not allowed!?   :seeya:
 
I'm still thinking of adding a yellow rocoto to the grow list - if it is not already too late to start rocotos...
 

PaulG

Extreme Member
I have the same problem every year. The plants
get too tall, and breakage becomes a real risk,
especially when it's windy.
 
I generally stake them to protect them while
moving them around.
 
Good luck getting them to plant-out!
 
One actually broke at the soil level yesterday when I was manipulating the plants, despite being very careful. I put it back up and staked (stoke?) it. I guess it will be ok. I mean... It has to be ok! It's my jeromin plant, a variety that I like very much...
 

PaulG

Extreme Member
MarcV said:
One actually broke at the soil level yesterday when I was manipulating the plants, despite being very careful. I put it back up and staked (stoke?) it. I guess it will be ok. I mean... It has to be ok! It's my jeromin plant, a variety that I like very much...
Couldn't really like this, Marc.
 
If it didn't actually snap off, you should
be able to save it.
 
It didn't snap off but it cracked (sorry don't really know how to say it in proper english). The stem is still fixed to the roots...
 

PaulG

Extreme Member
MarcV said:
It didn't snap off but it cracked (sorry don't really know how to say it in proper english). The stem is still fixed to the roots...
You should be good to go Marc. If the
stem is pretty much intact, the plant will 
recover fine. Trey to avoid any stress to the
plant for a few days or a week to let the
roots recover. 
 
Good luck. Sending get well wishes for
the plant!
 

PaulG

Extreme Member
Those look nice. That little greenhouse
will get a workout now!
 
Is one of those the plant that fell over?
 

PaulG

Extreme Member
Glad to hear your rescue worked out!
 
It's been way too long since my last update  :). Time for a couple of pics...
 
Aji Oro Rocoto... plant is starting to get large but flowers are just starting to open. No young fruits present yet...
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Ancho/Poblano : this was an ugly plant in its younger stages that I actually wanted to get rid of, but I kept it anyway and it was one of the first plants to start producing! Happy I still have it :)
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Biquinho Amarillo : This is a nice plant and is very productive. I think I may want to keep it after the season is over. Maybe make a bonchi of it?
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Cabacinha Laranja : This plant is from the seeds that I ordered from the Brasilian guy. The seeds were started later in the season. The plant is producing flower buds but no flowers yet...
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Brown Butlah SLP : The seeds of this one came as an extra with the Cabacinha Laranja. I'm not into superhots but I thought why not give it a try :) As with the Cabacinha Laranja this one also is growing flower buds but it is not flowering yet.
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Farmers Market Jalapeno : quite a large plant, grows almost tree-like. Many flowers but for now very few fruits...
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Jalapeno Dieghito : Very strong plant, flowers are just starting to open. No fruits yet...
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Rayados Jalapeno (Chile Rayado?) : Strong plant, a couple of fruits already growing...
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Telica Jalapeno : Small plant, one of the first plants to start producing, fruits are about to turn red.
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Zapotec Jalapeno : Plant also not very large but carrying fruits that are about to turn red.
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