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Stickman's 2017 Minimalist Glog

Trippa said:
Nice to hear you are off and running in the dirt Rick!! Heres hoping for Pods galore in a few months time !!
 

Cheers Tristan! Chiles are still not in the dirt yet... The weather forecast predicts another frost here on Monday night so I'll delay transplanting them outside until after that. This is not unusual weather for New England, and we're prepared for it, so no big deal. :)
 
Hi Folks, and happy Cinco de Mayo! Too much leftover rice and stir-fried veggies for Mexican tonight, but Bibimbap works for us. :drooling:
 
We had a really nice soaking rain today that'll go a long way towards giving the transplants a really good start in a few days. I up-potted the Aji Oro from it's 1-liter airpot to its final home in a #7 airpot. Here are some before and after pics.
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This is what I really love about the airpots... no root circling, a dense root ball and stress-free detatchment from the smaller pot since you peel the sides away from the root ball.
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Anybody know how big these things get before they start to ripen?
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TGIF all, and have a great weekend!
 
Jubnat said:
Love the Aji Oro!

Mine's not as developed as yours yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. Just got my first flowers.

Are you going to stake or cage yours?
No, I don't think so... The #7 pot is tall enough that I'm not worried about the branches trailing on the ground. I'll place the pot up against the south side of the house to keep it warm and protect it from the wind. [emoji4]

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OCD Chilehead said:
Airpot looks amazing. You have to cut them off?
Nope... The sides of the airpots are one sheet of plastic that wrap around the base and fasten with thumbscrews. Check out the vid at the Airpot USA website.

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Plants look great Rick!
 
They may get some sunburn, but we all do first time out ;)
 
Here's the Aji Oro pic:
 
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Here's the broadfork, with 13" tines. It's not pretty but it works just fine. $40 total. It's been dry here, so 10"s deep is all it goes down.
 
Devv said:
Plants look great Rick!
 
They may get some sunburn, but we all do first time out ;)
 
Here's the Aji Oro pic:
 
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Here's the broadfork, with 13" tines. It's not pretty but it works just fine. $40 total. It's been dry here, so 10"s deep is all it goes down.
Very cool broadfork Scott! That aughta be easier to use than a roto-tiller and it'll get down deeper too. If the tines aren't going all the way in, and it's not because of rocks in the soil, it's probably due to soil compaction rather than how dry the soil is. Is the crossbar wide enough that you can stand on it to use your full body weight to help work the tines in? I suppose it'll take a little work to loosen the soil deeper down, but once you do, it shouldn't be so hard in future. [emoji41]

Thanks for sharing the Aji Oro pod porn... How long did they take to go from flower to ripe pods?

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Thanks Rick,
 
No rocks. I think it's just new territory, as the tiller would only go 6-8"s. The clay-sand is at a 15-18" depth, from what I experienced digging down. But that may not hold true throughout the whole garden as things migrate downhill, being the garden is on the side of a hill.
 
I'm not sure how long the pods took, as I haven't really been keeping track. But they do take longer than all the other plants. Yours will ripen for sure during your summer ;)
 
Devv said:
Plants look great Rick!
 
They may get some sunburn, but we all do first time out ;)
 
Here's the Aji Oro pic:
 
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246.jpg

 
Here's the broadfork, with 13" tines. It's not pretty but it works just fine. $40 total. It's been dry here, so 10"s deep is all it goes down.
Nice, those aji oro pods look perfect! They sure are some juicy and delicious peppers.
 
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