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Sulsa's 2022 grow log

As already stated in my welcome thread i'm fairly new to growing peppers. This is gonna be my second year of growing them.
Last year was quite a succes, started out with ten variaties that i could find locally and ended up with a garden full of lush plants and dito harvests. The climate here is not ideal for growing peppers, especially the 2021 season was quite wet arround here. Hoping this year will be a bit more favourable.

The plan for upcoming season is all about diversity in varieties. I'm trying to find the peppers i like the most and find good use for in the kitchen. Also cutting down on the number of plants per variety so i will not have to proces tons of peppers wich i don't really like.

Below my growlist for upcoming season:

Capsicum Pubescens (sowed 1-7-2022)

5x Rio Hualaga
5x Mini choco

Capsicum Chinense (sowed 1-15-2022)

5x Bonda ma Jacques
5x Bahamian goat
5x Habanero red
30x Adjuma yellow

Capsicum Frutescens

20x Chabai green

Capsicum Baccatum (sowed 1-15-2022)

5x Lemon drop
5x Aji mango
5x Sugar rush peach
5x Rainforrest

Capsicum annuum

5x Jalapeno el Jefe
5x Greek pepperoni
10x Cayenne
10x Cayenne #1 (big and beautyfull off pheno that popped up last year, giving it a try...)
5x Rawit
20x Piquillo de Lodosa
20x Kapia
20x Dulce de Espagna
5x Ancho negro

Most of this plants will be grown in containers in my backyard. I also have about 300 square meters of vegetable garden in wich i will grow a few varieties in open field. Did this last year with sweet peppers and this turned out pretty good.

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First hook for this season... Rocoto mini choco (7 days after it hit the dirt )
 
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Got some crazy genetics in the Jalapeno el Jefe. All 6 plants have it and they all have it on the exact same place on the plant (third leafpair after the first fork) 2 fused leafs that grow in a opposite position alongside eachother.
I even got some that are variegated.
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Maybe it is the next evolutionary step... 3d leaves with enhanced leafsurface and light uptake from all angles... :high:
 
Just made it to the end, very nice setup. I wanted to like every post, but didn't want to blow up your notifications too bad, lol
 
Been having a lot of aphid activity lately, they came in all colors and sizes and i've been picking them of by hand the past 2 weeks. Yesterday i spotted yet another colony and i realy was considering to pick up the good old :flamethrower:
When i came outside this morning i was pleasantly surprised to see mother nature had released the hounds...
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They are absolutely everywhere, i counted at least 50 of them and they sure do like to feast on aphids!
Looks like aphid issues are solved! 😀
 
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Ancho negro flowers have some nice purple spots on the outside of the petals.
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Pods on these plants show some heavy ribbing. When i google this variety i encounter some phenos that have some ribbing, but none seem so pronounced as the ones i'm growing! Anyone here some experience with this variety?
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rgreenberg2000

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The Greek pepperoni plants flipping their leaves... they have been doing this ever since they went outside.
They don't seem to be suffering or something, don't have a clue why they do this!

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I have multiple plants doing this, too. I also don't know why, but they seem perfectly healthy, and are setting fruit! :)
 
feel like i once read (and it's logical) that the shape of a leaf is designed to make it catch and funnel water down the stem of the plant to the earth it's buried in.

it could be the case that the leaf will turn upside-down if the plant feels itself to be too wet and it does not want to collect any extra water at that time?
 
feel like i once read (and it's logical) that the shape of a leaf is designed to make it catch and funnel water down the stem of the plant to the earth it's buried in.

it could be the case that the leaf will turn upside-down if the plant feels itself to be too wet and it does not want to collect any extra water at that time?
They have been quite wet since the beginning and the temps low, so hardly any evaporation... sounds like a plausible explanation! Let's see if they flip back once they start to dry out!
 
First decent sized pod is ripening on the habanero red
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The Bahamian goats formed lots of pods a while ago, but the cold temperatures and rainy days made the chinense suffer much. All those tiny pods started to ripen the past few days. Good thing i quess, some early tasting for me and a good reason to pick all those small pods and give the plant a reason to start growing again.
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The rocotos are loaded with little pods
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