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PaulG 2022

New Season, New Duck!
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Links to my Grow Logs:

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2017 2019 2020 2021
Trippaul Threat Community Grow
Purple Thunder Community Grow
Wild, Indeed Community Thread
Growing in the Pacific NorthWest Community Thread

2022 Pepper Grow - sowing date, hook dates, days to first hook, germ. ratio

Wilds / Semi-Wilds 2022
(12)

CGN 22795
- c. praetermissum, 2019 my seed - sown 11/19/21 - 12/15 x 2, 26 days 2/4
CAP 1491 - c. eximium Hunziker ‘Ulupica’, Bolivia, @Wiriwiri 2020 - sown 11/19/21 (pulled 1/5) No Show 0/4
CGN 20497 - c. cardenasaii ‘Ulupica’, Altiplano Bolivia, @Mr.joe - sown 11/19/21 - 12/19 x 2, 30 days 2/4
c. tovarii - Peru, @Mr.joe - sown 11/19/21 - 12/28, 1/2/22, 39 days, 44 days 2/4
CGN 22795 - c. praetermissum, Semillas la Palma 2021 - sown 11/30/21 - 12/12, 12/13, 12/17, 13 days 3/4
CAP500 - c. eximium, Semillas la Palma - sown 11/30/21 - 12/09 x 2, 1/7/22, 10 days 3/4
CAP524 - c. chacoense IPK accession, Semillas la Palma - sown 11/30/21 - 12/08, 12/09, 12/31, 9 days 3/4
‘Dwarf’ Chiltepin - c. annuum v Glabriusculum, Hermosillo, Semillas la Palma - sown 11/30/21 - 12/08, 12/10, 9 days 2/4
Tepin - c. annuum v Glabriusculum, @pshngo seed train- sown 12/20/21 - 12/29, 9 days 2/2

c. lanceolatum - Guatamala, Semillas la Palma - sown 11/30/21 (pulled 1/5) 0/4
-Re-start in AeroGarden 3 seeds - sown 1/5/22 - 2/7 x2, 33 days, 2/3 (2/14 hooks did not emerge from AG sponges)
Red Tepin - c. annuum v Glabriusculum, @Pr0digal_son - sown 12/04/21 - 1/22, 49 days 1/4
-Re-start in AeroGarden 2 seeds - sown 1/5/22 - 1/31, 2/7, 26 days 2/2
c. flexuosum - Monteiro Lobato, Brazil, @Pr0digal_son - sown 12/04/21 (pulled 1/5) 0/4
-Re-start in AeroGarden 2 seeds - sown 1/5/22 - 1/17, 1/19 12 days 2/2

Pequin 'Uvalde' - c. annuum v G., 2020 my seed - @CraftyFox seed train
- sown rockwool 5 seeds 2/7/22 - radicles 2/14 x 2, 2/17 x 2, radicle 2/19, Cotys 2/17 x 2, 2/22 x 3 10 days 5/5

c. lanceolatum - @catchthebear
- sown
rockwool 3 seeds 5/7/22 -
5/ 25, 18 days 1/3

Goat’s Weed - c. annuum v Glabriusculum 2014 my seed, Venezuela, @stc3248 2012
- sown 2/16/22 AeroGarden 3 seeds
-
0/3

Goat’s Weed - c. annuum v Glabriusculum 2017 my seed, Venezuela, @stc3248 2012
- sown 2/26/22 AeroGarden 2 seeds
-
0/3

Bird's Eye HTM - c. annuum, 2014 my seed, @Trippa 2013
- sown 2/27/22 AeroGarden 2 seeds - 0/3

Wintering Over Wilds / Semi-Wilds (10)
Crossed out plants that haven't grown out, or look weak.

c. chacoense 2021, purple flower, @Wiriwiri 2020 orig. GIP
Pequin Rojo 2021, Chihuahua, c. annuum v Glabriusculum, unk. Seed Train
Cumari 2021, (wild collected #2), Brazil, @leo72 2019, annuum v Glabriusculum
Cumari 2021, (wild collected #1), Brazil, @leo72 2019, c. praetermissum
CGN 24360 2020, BB Habanero, @catchthebear, c. chinense
’Tolito/Torolito2021, Guatamala, @Wiriwiri, c. frutescens / c. annuum v Glabriusculum (?)
Chiltepin Rojo 2021, Seguin, Tx, @Devv , c. annuum v Glabriusculum
Chiltepin Rojo 2019, NMSU, CPI 2012, seed from 2014, c. annuum v Glabriusculum
Cumari Polllux 2021, @Pepper-Guru 2019, c. praetermissum
Cumari Flibu 2021, @Pepper-Guru 2019, c. praetermissum
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c. chinenses 2022 (8)

Trippaul Threat v2 F3 -
Orange (PdN x BMJ) - sown 12/17/21 - 12/23, 12/24, 12/31, 6 days 3/3
.....................and Violet F7 - sown 12/17/21 - 12/27, 12/30, 10 days 2/3
Purple Thunder F4 BJh-3 - orange, blocky - sown 12/17/21 - 12/30 x 2, 1/13/22, 13 days 3/3
.....................and F4 BJh-Mys, red (TT x Red BJ) - sown 12/17/21 - 12/24, 12/28, 7 days 2/3
..............….....…..F4/5(?) BJh Mystery DR - Sown 12/20/21 - 1/5/22, 16 days 1/2 - (gave away)
Scotch Bonnet - LawrenceFamilyFarmTFM 2019 - sown 12/17/21 - 12/28 x 2, 11 days 2/3 (gave away)
......................or* Yellow Foodarama - sown 12/17/21 - 12/28, 11 days 1/3
Fatali 3rd gen - @CaneDog , orig. seed - sown 12/17/21 - (radicle 12/28) 1/8 x 2, 24 days 2/3
JA Red Habanero - 2019 A++ - sown 12/17/21 - 12/30 x 2, 1/3/22, 13 days both tri-coty 3/3
...........................or* 2017 large - sown 12/17/21- 1/1/22, 1/3/22, 15 days9 2/3 (culled, severe edema 3/6)
Hallows Eve - @Pepper Merchant - sown 12/17/21 - 12/29, 12/31, 12 days 2/3
Red Savina - 2016, @BlackFatalii (alternate) - sown 12/17/21 - 12/30, 1/3/22, 1/4/22 x 2 helmets, 13 days 4/4
BOC - 'OG' - @MarcV from Din Bjarnes (alternate) - sown 12/17/2 -1/8, 24 days 1/3
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c. baccatums 2022 (2)

Aji Amarillo
- c. baccatum v Pendulum, 2016 large pod - sown 12/17/21 - 1/1/22, 15 days 1/3
...........................................................or* 2017 F5 A+ - sown 12/17/21 - 1/5/22, 19 days 1/3
...........................................................or* 2019 - sown 12/17/21 - 12/26 x 4 2 helmets, 9 days 4/4 (gave away)
Inca Red - c. baccatum v Bacc. @Pepper Merchant - sown 12/17/21 - 12/26, 12/28, 9 days 2/3
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c. annuums 2022 (5)

Matt’s Variegated Jalapeño
- sown 4/1/22 - my seeds
................................................. ivory - 4/7 x 6, 6 days 6/6
................................................. ivory iso - 4/7 x 3, 6 days 3/3
................................................. white - 4/7 x 3, 6 days 3/3
Tiger Jalapeño x 2 - @Pepper Merchant, sown 4/1/22 - 4/9, 4/10, 4/14, 8 days 3/4 (gave away 1)
Padron x 2 - 2017, sown 4/1/22 - my seeds 4/10 x 2, 4/16, 9 days 3/3
..............or* Territorial Seeds 2021, sown 4/1/22 - 0/3
Mazateca x 2 - @ahayastani, sown 4/1/22 - 4/9, 4/11, 4/12, 8 days 3/6 (gave away 1)
Diente de Perro - @ahayastani, sown 4/1/22 - 4/9 x 2, 4/12, 4/14, 8 days 4/6 - 3 helmets
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Plants in small pots (8)

CGN 22795
- transplant 4/30 (8” Clay bulb pan)
Red Tepin 2/7 - transplant 3/25 (8” Clay bulb pan)
F9 White Lightening - (8" clay bulb pan)
c. galapagoense x 2 1 (gave one away) - #1NC container
Rocopica Brown x 2 1 (culled one, saving space) - 2.6 liter sq. pot
.....................................transplant 4/28 #2 NC container
Volunteer c. chacoense, purple flower - #1NC container
Volunteer Yellow Pequin - (transplanted to #2NC)
Volunteer Capucinno Chiltepin, Sonora - (transplanted to #2NC)
Volunteer Red Pequin x 4 1 (gave away 3) - (transplanted to #2NC)


* = plant seed of each type, select seedlings to go forward.

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PaulG

Extreme Member
This is a good example of the effect of the Spring Suck
on some of the wild varieties, the rest just didn't bother
to flower at that time. The normal sized berry at the top
set and developed before the Suck hit. All the others set,
grew for a while, then just stopped developing. Would
have been awesome if all those smaller-than-BB's were
normal-size berries :crazy:

Dwarf Chiltepin, Semillas la Palma:
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Hey @PaulG, I'm in the same boat. I thought I had royally screwed up this year's grow, but looking at the posts in the PNW grow it seems it's just not a good year for peppers overall. Between messing up the plant-out, getting hit by the suckiest June, and now a heatwave, my plants are nowhere near the size they were last year. Chinenses have runt pods, and the other plants just don't have as much fruit. Lots of stuff learned this year though...

At this point I'm just trying to get the plants limping through the finish line. Hopefully we can still get some redemption, but I'd be happy with just enough isolated pods to try again next year.

Hope some of your plants are doing fine though!
 
Hey Paul! Everything looking beautiful up in here!

What kind of soil are you using? Or what’s in your soil mix?

Also, if you don’t mind…. What’s your water like? Running them off irrigation lines? I think you mentioned you were using half gallon drippers?
 

PaulG

Extreme Member
Hey @PaulG, I'm in the same boat. I thought I had royally screwed up this year's grow, but looking at the posts in the PNW grow it seems it's just not a good year for peppers overall. Between messing up the plant-out, getting hit by the suckiest June, and now a heatwave, my plants are nowhere near the size they were last year. Chinenses have runt pods, and the other plants just don't have as much fruit. Lots of stuff learned this year though...

At this point I'm just trying to get the plants limping through the finish line. Hopefully we can still get some redemption, but I'd be happy with just enough isolated pods to try again next year.

Hope some of your plants are doing fine though!
@HeatMiser - Feeling your pain, my friend. Only now
am I beginning to see some chinense pods, and a 'real'
berry or two here and there on the wilds. Foliage-wise
the plants look great. Hoping along with @CaneDog
that a return to 'cooler' weather will pick up the flowering
and fruit setting pace. November harvest, anyone?

Good luck going forward, Roberto!

Hey Paul! Everything looking beautiful up in here!

What kind of soil are you using? Or what’s in your soil mix?

Also, if you don’t mind…. What’s your water like? Running them off irrigation lines? I think you mentioned you were using half gallon drippers?
@OZZZ - The heat has caused some expansive growth
on both the wild and domesticated species, but at the
same time, the chinenses have only great vegetative
growth to show for it. Wilds flowering more, but most
flowers just dropping off. Really looking forward to temps
in the 80's again!

We have great water here. pH usually around 7 and not
too hard. The large containers, 7-20 gallons, are on the
drip irrigation. I have switched to 2-gallon per hour this
season. With the heat wave in high gear, it turned out to
be a good thing. The zones run 5-6 minutes twice a day.
The wild species in the #2NC and 2-gallon containers
get bottom watering. Some take water 2-3 times a day
in the 100˚F heat.

As for soil, Indoor starting and growing is in Fox Farms,
a mix of Happy Frog and Ocean Forest. In the yard con-
tainers, the base is my own mix of compost, peat, and
horticultural pumice. I add recycled soil and amendments
to them every year.

Hope the rest of the season is productive for you. Stay cool!
 
@HeatMiser - Feeling your pain, my friend. Only now
am I beginning to see some chinense pods, and a 'real'
berry or two here and there on the wilds. Foliage-wise
the plants look great. Hoping along with @CaneDog
that a return to 'cooler' weather will pick up the flowering
and fruit setting pace. November harvest, anyone?

Good luck going forward, Roberto!


@OZZZ - The heat has caused some expansive growth
on both the wild and domesticated species, but at the
same time, the chinenses have only great vegetative
growth to show for it. Wilds flowering more, but most
flowers just dropping off. Really looking forward to temps
in the 80's again!

We have great water here. pH usually around 7 and not
too hard. The large containers, 7-20 gallons, are on the
drip irrigation. I have switched to 2-gallon per hour this
season. With the heat wave in high gear, it turned out to
be a good thing. The zones run 5-6 minutes twice a day.
The wild species in the #2NC and 2-gallon containers
get bottom watering. Some take water 2-3 times a day
in the 100˚F heat.

As for soil, Indoor starting and growing is in Fox Farms,
a mix of Happy Frog and Ocean Forest. In the yard con-
tainers, the base is my own mix of compost, peat, and
horticultural pumice. I add recycled soil and amendments
to them every year.

Hope the rest of the season is productive for you. Stay cool!


Excellent! Thanks for the info. 👍👍👍
 
I love growing in soil as it is so much more forgiving iro weather. I have never liked growing in pots, but circumstance finds me having to do just that. I find having the right medium to cope with the seasonal weather is so critical. I struggle with this every season. We only get rains in Joburg from September - April. Our summer rainy season usually entails daily thunderstorms and heavy downpours. So my medium is usually geared towards lots of rain. Last summer we had more rain than we have seen in decades, courtesy of La Nina. Which resulted in lots of dank soil issues. Apparently we are still in a La Nina wet cycle for this coming season, but if the weather in the northern hemisphere is anything to go by we may get some insanely hot weather too. I am going on a hunch here. So, as I approach this upcoming season I am trying to formulate a better medium which will have better drainage but also navigate a potential heat wave. I can appreciate the F1 teams having to decide what tyres to use for the race.
 

PaulG

Extreme Member
@PeriPeri -

Hey, Lourens, we are into our third year
in a row of La Niña. I would like to see the
ENSO swing back to the El Niño part of
the cycle. The heat waves have been im-
pressive here in the PNW, and way out of
normal variation.
 

HellfireFarm

Business Member
My hot peppers are doing fine, but my tomatoes and bell peppers are only just now starting to set any fruit. Never run into that before. I'm hearing similar stories all over. Just a weird year all around.
 
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