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Sulsa's 2023 Glog

Here we go again!!!!
Looking back at the 2022 season i can only conclude that it has been a succesfull and very productive season, wich ofcourse fueled the pepper madness in me even more! :D
Fact is i grew way more peppers than i can possibly consume or give away under normal circumstances and it would be wise to cut down a bit on the amount of plants in the coming season. I decided to get rid of all the overwintering plants and start all fresh this year.
No plants to take care of this winter, no fungus gnats all over the place and in my humble experience the overwinterers did not outproduce the fresh seedlings but did need more space. Pound for pound the seedlings were more productive.
Plan was to cut down on the varieties too, but as we all know that's just not gonna happen.
I really didn't have to grow 12 Adjumas last year, wich resulted in over 10 kg of frozen adjuma mash in my freezer so cutting back on the amount of plants per variety it is!
I also decided to start sowing a few weeks later to prevent the plants being in need of repotting to the final pots before they can stay outside day and night. This will save me a lot of carrying in and out big plantcontainers every day.

This afternoon we had some rain and with not much else to do i dug up all my pepperseeds and sat down to make some decisions and make the provisional growlist of 2023


Aji charapita Iquitos (semillas)
Perola laranja (semillas)
Mako akokosrade (semillas)
Goronong (semillas)
Lemon starrburst (semillas)
CGN 21500 (semillas)
Fatali ( SineNomine)
MOA Scotch bonnet (SineNomine)
Papa dreadie Scotch bonnet (SineNomine)
Papa Joe's Scotch bonnet (SineNomine)
Nebru 7 pod (SineNomine)
Bahamian goat (2022)
Adjuma yellow (2022)
Bonda ma Jacques (2022)
BMJ x Adjuma F1 (hand pollinated cross i made last year)
Trinidad perfume (semillas)
Habanada (semillas)

Thai orange (semillas)
Cayenne #1 (2022)
Thunder mountain longhorn (semillas)
Jalapeno biker Billy (semillas)
Buena mulata (semillas)
Piquillo (2022)
Kapia (2022)
Ancho mulato (semillas)
+1 other sweet pepper i still have to decide on.

Rio Hualaga (2022)

Prik khee nu (semillas)

I still have a couple of weeks to decide the amount of plants per variety and wich varieties will be grown on open ground in the vegetable garden and wich in containers in my backyard. For now the waiting game has started and besides cleaning the growspace and other preparations only thing to do is dreaming of bountiful harvests!

Here's to a great season!

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will you be growing anything besides peppers? (It's just that I am imagining all the space the peppers will take up. It's a small pepper farm as it is in my mind's eye.)
I also grow a lot of vegetables on my alotment garden wich measures about 300 square meters. Most of the peppers will be grown in containers in my backyard though. The sweet peppers will be grown on open ground in the vegetable garden.
That is a good sized garden!
Looking forward to seeing it in
its Summer glory!
That is a good sized garden!
Looking forward to seeing it in
its Summer glory!

😁 Don't expect any idylic or rustic countryside scenes at my vegetable garden...
I started my working life at greeneries and in professional floriculture, that sure molded my approach to growing vegetables. Only straight rows of proud soldier plants on perfect 4 feet wide plantbeds, if a soldier dies it will be replaced... must keep the line at all cost! Weeds have no place here and will not be given daylight under any circumstance. Plants are constantly monitored and circumstances adjusted if necessary.
It has it's own beauty this way, at least to me it has and it sure makes for a productive garden!
😁 Don't expect any idylic or rustic countryside scenes at my vegetable garden...
You're like my two favorite allotment neighbors. We all have about 200 square meters, but a different approach. They do the most efficient, straight lines method, whereas I do the flowers in between my vegetables, laissez-faire method.

Like you said, it has its own beauty. Both our styles. (The neighbors and I, all have a ban on weeds by the way, that's our middle ground.)
These are actually made for aquariums and specifically to enhance plant growth. I liked the specs of them and could get them with a good bargain. They perform quite good as a growlight. They are quite powerfull, when put too close to the plants they will do some serious tanning!
Specs: 8625 LUX 93,96 PAR 8730 KELVIN
Started to soak the annuum and the phrik khi nu today.
We have a new line of Franchi sementi seeds at work, so obviously i extended my annuum growlist a bit. :D
Additions for this year:
Goccia d'oro
Giallo d'Asti
Peperone Lombardo
Reading this I'm like wait! Should I do my annuums now? Maybe do the baccatums first...
Winner of the second round is the Prik khi nu on day 5


Also got the first thunder mountain longhorn and Cayenne #1 hooks emerging :dance:

The first round is doing fine, all survived and settled in to their new environment starting to grow their first true leaves.



CGN 21500


Perola laranja
Still no sign of the aji charapitas... it has been more than three weeks now... :mope:
Allready started the rest of the charapita seeds using the deno method. Hoping this will give me more insight in what's going on.

On the bright side: i haven't seen any fungus gnats yet this season!?
The soil i used for my starter mix was frozen solid a few weeks ago, maybe that killed all the larvae and eggs?