MikeUSMC 2021

What’s up, gang! This isn’t going to be much a GLOG this year; more of me just popping in and dropping a few pictures here and there, when I have the time (remember ;) )

Had a rough couple of years in the pepper department. Overtime (or night shift) at work for the past 2 years caused me to lose all of my seedlings in the Spring, forcing me to order plants online. No big deal but, when harvest time came around, I was working 6 nights a week, from 4pm-4am, with over an hour one-way commute 🙄 Didn’t have the time to harvest anything and ended up watching all of my pods rot on the vine. “No big deal,” I thought. “I still have a few gallons of pods in the chest freezer!” Well, as luck would have it, my chest freezer shit the bed, and I lost everything in there :rofl: Yeah, “Cry me a river!” ;)

2020 sucked for everybody :cheers:

On to 2021! :party:
Ordered plants from CCN, and they’re all doing well, although they’re not all what they said they were. No worries; I’ll make due 👍🏻

Growing in 5:1:1 mix, like always
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I ordered a Red Bhut, but this is what came. Looks angrier than a Bhut to me, lol
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White Bhuts are doing well. I have 2 plants. I plan on smoking these for powder, but also might throw a few into a batch of Rocketman’s “Theriac”.
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Peach Bhut. Pods have a cool shape. I’m not entirely sure what I’ll use these for. Maybe jelly/jam or a peach salsa
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Red Brain Strain plant is starting to load up nicely
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This is supposed to be a Chocolate Bhutlah but I’m not positive that it is. Who knows? There’s so many different strains out there today. I grew the “DM” (David Minor) strain a few years ago but, this doesn’t look like that. Either way, this plant is cranking out pods so I’m not complaining ;)
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Chocolate Scotch Bonnets (I have 2 or 3 plants)
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Yellow Bonnets. Not crazy about the pheno but this is still the first round of pods
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Fataliis have always done great for me, up here in Connecticut. They’ve always been fantastic producers
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Cheiro Roxa. My first time growing one of these. Beautiful plant
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I always plant 2 NuMex Twilights out in the front of my house
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There’s a pot under there somewhere 😁
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Other than what I’ve just posted, I think I just have a few off-pheno 7 Pot Douglahs and maybe a couple of others. I usually start seeing good harvests up here right after Labor Day. Wish me luck!

Thanks for looking, everybody
:cheers:
 
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Downriver

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Sure is nice to see those buckets growing again buddy! I've heard some bad press about CCN since the new folks took over. But, it looks like you're heading for a nice harvest, whatever they might be lol.

Hey, did you save seeds from that awesome Bonnet grow you did a few years ago? Just curious.
:cheers:
 

MikeUSMC

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Hey, did you save seeds from that awesome Bonnet grow you did a few years ago? Just curious.
:cheers:
I’m pretty sure I did, Rick. I’ll have to check. Seeds would be from 2016, so they should still be viable. I’ll put you a package together one of these days, if you’d like. They’re all open-pollinated seeds though. Same address as a couple years ago?

Thanks for the compliments, boys!
:cheers:
 

Downriver

Extreme Member
They’re all open-pollinated seeds though.

That's OK - what are they gonna cross with? Another bonnet? lol. Shoot, maybe we'll come up with Scotch Bonnet USMC. :rofl:

Same address as a couple years ago?

Yeah, same ole' place. Can't afford to buy anything these days, not that I would want to.
 

PaulG

Extreme Member
Looks great, Mike. Some real gnarl showing in those bhuts!
20 plants looks like a very manageable grow. Good luck
bringing in the pods this Fall, buddy!
 

MikeUSMC

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I see SAUCE!
Yes, sir! Very soon. I can’t wait to get back into fermenting 😁 Getting a lot of ripening now, and it’s almost time to start harvesting some and put them in the freezer until it’s time to make a few batches.

I’m especially looking forward to making some smoked White Bhut powder :party:
 

MikeUSMC

Extreme Member
First harvest yesterday :party:

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The 3 yellow ones in the bottom left corner were supposed to be 7 Pot Douglahs :rolleyes: That definitely threw a wrench in my sauce making plans :mope:
Back to the drawing board 😁

:cheers:
 
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PaulG

Extreme Member
First harvest under your belt, Mike.
Great to see the pods starting to roll in.
 
Well there's a board of color Mike sure puts a smile in your face doesn't it,great to see your Harvest going so well and can't wait to see how those pods are going to be used.🍻🙂
 
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