Picture thread

Bill_Missy(8b)January 26, 2013

Hello everyone.

I have searched the site just looking for pictures. I have seen some great looking pictures of seedlings, plants pods etc. So that got me to thinking (I know it hurt :) )

So I thought I would start a thread just for pictures of Pods and mature plants for everyone to drool over, to include me.

So, if anyone is interested post pictures of your Pods/Mature plants for everyone to gaze at. Please name type/variety etc.

p.s. I have no pictures to post as this is my first real year. Last year I grew store bought stuff that anyone can get.

Bill

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leafericson(6)

Can't wait to see some picts, I'm drooling already. I wish I could share some but unfortunately I no longer have any. A few months ago my cell phone broke, lost all those picts. Then two days later my computer completely crashed. I had to reboot it from the beginning and I lost all my pictures. I will never save pictures to a computer ever again! Now I spend the couple of extra bucks and get them printed and a backup disk made through CVS. Really sucks I had some great picts. Oh well you live and learn.

Eric

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 9:30AM
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esox07

OK, I will play.
Bruce

NUMEX TWILIGHT

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kypepperman(6)

poinsettia

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kypepperman(6)

Ghost

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 1:04PM
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daisydawnny(5)

Oh my! Pepper porn! That Twilight and Poinsettia are gorgeous!

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 1:21PM
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Bill_Missy(8b)

My wife LOVES both the NEWMEX Twilight and the Poinsettia. See loves the colors etc. Are these edible or just ornamental. I now have to try and find some of these seeds. Thanks guys... :) I knew I should not have shown here what others are growing, she is getting hooked also.

Bill

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kypepperman(6)

hungarian

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chilliwin(EU DK 7)

Nothing special to share

Now

Caelian

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 3:49PM
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esox07

Bill Missy:
I have a bunch of Twilight seeds. Email me an address and i will send some. PS: Yes, they are edible. Moderate to low heat. As far as taste goes, I am no conisour but they taste like peppers to me. FWIW: They say ornamental peppers are bred for looks rather than taste so in general they are not considered as eating peppers....but I eat them.

PS: All great pics so far....even the little fella. he is so cute.
Bruce

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tsheets(5)

2011 Harvest

2012 Harvest

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 4:33PM
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roper2008 (7b)(7b)

esox07, that numex twilight is beautiful.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 7:28PM
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esox07

Roper2008:
I got the seeds yesterday that you sent me. Thank you so much. Do you want some Twilight seeds? Email me if you do.
Bruce

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Bill_Missy(8b)

Bruce,

How old is the NewMex Twilight you have there? Any special care needed? Email sent.

Bill

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 9:53PM
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esox07

I grew that plant from seed last year. I started it the end of January(but had a big slowdown due to soil problems) and that photo is late September when I pulled it soon after and repotted it for overwintering. you should have a much longer growing season down there and get even better production. Your seeds are in the mail on Monday. Get them going right away for your growing zone.
Bruce

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willardb3

Yellow bird

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 10:47AM
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esox07

Willard, those look like tasty sweet little berries. What are those peppers like?
Bruce

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 4:40PM
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ottawapepper

Willard, I grew a "Yellow Jelly Bean" last year that looks similar. No doubt a variation or different marketing name ;-)

Bruce, they had the same heat/taste as a Twilight but seedy as hell. Nice looking plant though. If you want to try it send me an email and I'll forward some seeds.

Bill

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 10:14PM
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esox07

Ehhh, Ottawa, I have too many on my list now. But Thanks. It sure seems you like to grow out a lot of different and uncommon varieties. Good fun.
Bruce

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 11:55PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Bruce, gotta add my voice to chorus, that Twilight always catches my eye.
Looks damned near perfect, and the leaves seem exceptionally sturdy and well-shaped.
The ones we grew at the work garden last Summer weren't half as pretty, although they still
put out pods like crazy. A good medium-hot small pod, but packed with seed the way many
of the ornamentals are...

Great pictures, gents. They have me longing for late September :-)

Josh

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 1:32AM
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chilliwin(EU DK 7)

Hi Bill, how is the heat and flavor of "Yellow Bird"?

It draws my attention:) I do not have enough space now but still like to add more to my grow-list. Now my wish list are added two more 1. Yellow bird if it is hot and 2. Snow white pepper.

Thank you guys for all these nice pictures.

Caelian

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 5:15AM
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willardb3

Yellow bird is quite fruity and picante. I dry them for table use.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 8:25AM
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roper2008 (7b)(7b)

Bill's picture looks just like my wild brazil peppers. Willard's are different,
because they are round. Very tasty but very hot. Was delicious with
Kalamansi Lime and a little salt.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 9:53PM
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TheMasterGardener1(5B)

Nice plants!

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chilliwin(EU DK 7)

Really nice fruits.

Caelian

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 4:13AM
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Dhelsdon(2A)

Hi all,

New member here - wanted to share my Cayenne sprouts that's just starting to show it's face!

This is my first time growing hot peppers, I also have Hungarian and Thai peppers on the go.

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willardb3

Manzano habanero

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romy6(9)

Brain strain

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 2:00PM
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esox07

Great pictures. Love 'em.
Bruce

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 3:03PM
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chilliwin(EU DK 7)

Brain strain looks great. I ordered the seeds 7 Pot Brain Strain I think it is the same.

Caelian

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 3:10PM
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romy6(9)

Same pepper chilliwin:)

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chilliwin(EU DK 7)

Thank you for the information, Romy6, I feel lucky:)

Caelian

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 5:02PM
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habjolokia

Had to add the chocolate Hab one of the top flavorful peppers.

Mark

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 6:04PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Beautiful pics and pods!

Have to throw in the Black Pearl....

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 6:13PM
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ottawapepper

Josh, that Black Pearl looks amazing! I still have some of your seeds left and will be starting them this week.

chilliwin, you don't have email on your profile. Send me a message via mine and I'll forwaard you a few varieties of seeds.

Bill

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cheezdoodle12(6)

The Winky Pepper

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 8:25PM
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esox07

Josh, those leaves are cool looking with both green and black. Pretty blossoms too.

Cheezedoodle12: "Winky" Pepper huh?

Bruce

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chilliwin(EU DK 7)

Josh, this is my first time (to your another post) I saw Black Pearl Pepper, thank you for sharing. It is so nice and I googled it for further information and now I think as a chili enthusiast we should not miss this black beauty. I ordered the seeds :).

The Winky Pepper looks like Monkey Face.

Caelian

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chilliwin(EU DK 7)

For the first time my ghost got flower buds.

Sorry for double posts

Caelian

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cheezdoodle12(6)

LOL.. Winky Pepper was my mutant.. He was on a cayenne plant. He had personality though ;)

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 6:35PM
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cheezdoodle12(6)

Here's my Jalapeno M from last summer. In fact, this is the same one I'm overwintering now:

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 6:43PM
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ottawapepper

A Billy Goat twin.

A plate of Moruga (killers!)

Loading up some stuffed Christmas Bells for the hickory smoke grill.

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leafericson(6)

Very nice pictures, I'm jealous!
I really, really like the Christmas Bells; what are they stuffed with? Looks like cream cheese.
Are the sweet or hot peppers?

Eric

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tsheets(5)

How long do you smoke them and at what temp?

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

....yes, what a tease ;-)
Is the entire belly of the bell stuffed?
And was there/why wasn't there bacon involved at any point?

Josh

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 10:21PM
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romy6(9)

Nice Bill. And Josh how can you have a popper without bacon!!!

7 pot Douglah

Not a butch T ( cross of sorts)

7 pot primo

7 pot barrackpores and some tepins

Can you tell I love 7 pots. Might Change my name to romy7:)

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 10:51AM
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esox07

Romy: It looks like you simply like heat in general. Great pictures too. I love the way many peppers almost look like they are made out of plastic. Smooth and shiny and colorful. But they are not toys. Maybe they should come with a disclaimer printed on them. "Keep out of the reach of small children and drunk teenagers".
Bruce

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 11:42AM
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ottawapepper

Jamie, those are some "sweet" shots. Love the look of the Primo!

tsheets, I toss a few chunks of hickory in my BGE (Big Green Egg) and roast/smoke indirect at 275 - 300 for about 20 - 25 minutes.

LOL Jamie and Josh... yes there was bacon. I will admit that I have been know to sub chorizo for bacon.

Josh, yes, I cram the stuffing into the petals/wings of the pods. I like the Christmas Bell/Bishop Crown pods because the seed core just resides in the center column. Easy to remove and lots of space for fillings ;-)

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leafericson(6)

Are Christmas Bell and Bishop Crown the same thing?

Peri,peri looks similar to these.

What did you stuff them with?

Sorry for all the questions, just really currious. So many variety's easy to get confused.

Eric

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 5:36PM
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ottawapepper

The variety has many names: Christmas Bell; Uba Tuba; Balloon; Pimenta Cambuci; Campane; Peri Peri; Cambuci; Nepalese bell; Aji Flor; Orchid; Bishops Crown and Bishops Hat to name a few!

Welcome to the wonderful and, at times, fully confusing world of pepper names ;-)

I usually stuff them with whatever I have on hand. Generally, a cheese, bacon bits or sausage, onion and/or garlic, a hotter chile if I'm in the mood, etc. etc. Get creative. I've been known to add bitter chocolate slivers or potato or tequila or whatever won't kill ya!

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leafericson(6)

Are all those names of that variety different in flavor or are they all the same just different names?

Sounds delicious, I'm getting hungry..

Eric

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ottawapepper

Eric, I've grown three of the named and the were all pretty much the same. (pssst; don't order any seeds... there might be a few in your envelope).

Bill (Bill_Missy) et al. Sorry, I think I've derailed the post. Let's get it back on the tracks.

Trinidad Scorpion FG

Gold Habanero

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daisydawnny(5)

Love all the pictures! So many beautiful peppers!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 6:30PM
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ottawapepper

One I love to grow that is not really remarkable flavour or heat wise is the Takanotsume (aka Hawks Claw). Grown in bunches, it's just gorgeous when it starts to ripen. This branch is missing 4 or 5 harvested pods. It looks a lot like kypepperman's poinsettia??? Maybe the same chile, different name.

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leafericson(6)

I just got some Takanotsume in a seed swap. I've been hesitant to grow it but your's looks very nice maybe I'll give it a go, I like the cluster look. It may make a nice Bonsai.

Eric

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Bill_Missy(8b)

Great pictures guys and gals. Keep them coming.... Loving it!!

Ottawapepper - No you did not derail the thread, this is great. I love this type of stuff as I am a rookie and am hooked.

Esox07 (Bruce) I received the Twilight seeds today. Thank you so very much for your kindness and generosity. I will be sowing this weekend.

p.s. I came home today with 9 new seedling sprouts. Happy has a Pig-in-****

More pictures :)

Bill

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leafericson(6)

ottawapepper help.. now I'm really confused.
I searched and found Ubatuba Cambuci on a seed sellers site they say it's got less heat. Have you noticed this difference?

Eric

Here is a link that might be useful: Ubatuba Cambuci Seed Link

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leafericson(6)

Spoke too soon, I just did more research and found it on the chiliman database. Seems to me like it's all the same, just depends on where you grow it. Kind of like sweet potatoes and yams.
Correct me if I'm wrong.

Eric

Here is a link that might be useful: Balloon Pepper

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ottawapepper

Ummm, Eric, use those seeds. There may be a few more on the way ;-)

Bill, thanks. Congrats on the 9 new babies. Definitely start those Twilight seeds, you'll love them. If they're from Bruce you'll get true plants and great germination results!

Ottawa Bill

ps. another Twilight shot

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ottawapepper

Eric,

Many many variables affect your end results. Growing medium; fertilization; watering regiment; pests; environmental conditions (sun, temp, wind, humidity, etc.) etc. etc.

Unless you grow in a hermetically sealed lab with a standardized regiment, you'll never consistently achieve consistent results.

Call me crazy but personally, I like the adventure each growing season brings.

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HarunAlMalik(8)

Here are my ghosts from last season. I had to use pots so the plant stayed small. I still got a few dozen peppers, and a couple hundred seeds for this season.

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ottawapepper

HarunAlMalik,

Nice looking Bhut. The pot in the background looks like it's 3 or 4 maybe gallons. Good job!

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leafericson(6)

Thanks for the info ottawapepper you have been very helpfull. I have neglected to water some peppers and found them much hotter than others.

HarunAlMalik, those Bhut's look like the Giant variety are they? I know you said the plant stayed small so maybe that's why they appear larger to me.

Eric

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esox07

Ottawa: You always seem to amaze me in the "Cool Looking" Pepper category. Those Takanotsume are really neat looking.
Bruce

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habjolokia

Plate of Ghost anyone!

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esox07

Habajolokia:
Soooo, what's for desert?

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habjolokia

This is a great thread and lots of great pics.

Bruce you had to ask, here is a holiday desert

Anyone got any pepper jelly for Bruce?

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Pepper jelly? How about a dab of Strawberry Ghost Jam, atop a Reese's peanut butter cup? ;-)
Can't remember who exactly suggested this - someone's wife, perhaps? - but it was a good suggestion!

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esox07

Boy, that sure LOOKS good.
Bruce

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kypepperman(6)

ghost

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habjolokia

Josh that looks awesome and tasty!

Kypepperman that's a whole lot of ghost, what did you do with all those peppers?

Mark

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PunkRotten(9b)

So what size pots and soil mix do you guys use?

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 5:07PM
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habjolokia

I use 1/2 MG Orchid mix, 1/2 MG Organic soil, and add some perlite. I have used the mix without adding perlite does fine as long as you add more of the orchid mix to organic soil ratio.

Here is a pic of a young Bhut plant so you can see the pot size. I prefer the larger plack pots but you make due sometimes.

Mark

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habjolokia

Also I use Alaska fish fertilizer 5-1-1 and some MG liquid feed sparingly

Plant could have benifeted from being in a larger pot for sure.

Here is the same plant from the top view

Mark

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leafericson(6)

The Bhut from the top looks like a small shrub, nice.
You can't go wrong with fish fertilizer better yet fish heads, guts and bones really do the trick.

Eric

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esox07

Yah, I think I may have to get out fishing early this year and try for some junk fish to cut up and mix into my above ground garden and maybe even my containers. Gonna have to wait for the hard water to go away though, not to mention the frozen soil.
Bruce

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leafericson(6)

This time of year I'm normally out ice fishin but here in New Jersey we havn't had some good solid ice in like 5 years.
Even though I hate the cold I miss it:(

Eric

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

For the love of gawd, please don't put rotting meat in your containers, Bruce ;)
Even Fish Emulsion takes about a week before the micro-organisms have time to render
the nutrients available to the plants.

Josh

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leafericson(6)

Definitely don't put rotting fish in containers.
Make sure when you do put fishie's in the garden that they don't touch any roots till they are completley decomposed. Lots of things going on down there and just because it's organic doesn't mean it won't burn the roots.

Eric

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esox07

OK, I wont then. I guess I could compost some fish and then work it into the garden after this summer's growing season is over. Otherwise, I don't know how I would do it. If I try to bury fresh fish in the fall, they would just freeze with the soil over the winter and still be fresh fish come spring. Thanks for the heads up guys.
Bruce

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leafericson(6)

Heads Up lol I pictured Bruce's garden with all the fish heads popping up out of the garden. Sorry Bruce my imagination is wild:)
Kind of gross but you could throw them in a blender with some water and make a fish emulsion, water that all over the garden and in the spring it will have been absorbed into the soil.
Your right about them still being fresh in the spring. I had put a bunch in the garden in October the ground defrosted a bit last week so I turned some soil to find a whole mess of the fish still there covered in maggots.

Eric

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esox07

hahaha, yah, i wouldnt put them in a blender....If I had a meat grinder laying around, then maybe that would work...probably still be better to put it the ground in the fall prior to planting though. Our soil is froze probably 5-6 months a year.
Bruce

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leafericson(6)

Blender meat grinder; either way it's still a nasty job.
If I get some fish junk in the winter I usually put them all in a bag in freezer for spring in the garden. Never did blender thing just a thought though.

Eric

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tsheets(5)

We used to bury fish carcases in the garden. We didn't fish much in the Winter, though. We just picked a spot between rows or along the edge. Not sure if that was as much for the garden as a convenient place to get rid of a bucket of fish guts. :-)

And I'd think you better have a damn good blender to handle fish heads! Meat grinder (electric) would probably work well.

Don't really need pictures, though. ;-)

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esox07

Yah, as a kid, I was always coming home with fish...My mom always had me find a spot in the garden to bury them. I am not real sure how much they helped but there always did seem to be a few plants of each variety that did exceptionally well. I can't even begin to think about how many pound of fish guts I had buried in that area over the years. I do know it was getting hard to find a place to dig where I didn't dig up an old load of guts up to a year old. I left home and the parents sold the house about 15 years ago. I don't think there is a garden there any more but I should go back some summer to see how the grass grows in that spot now.
Bruce

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cheezdoodle12(6)

um.. back to some pepper pictures.. Some nice, new Czech Black and Alma Paprika seedlings!

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esox07

real good looking seedlings there. Good start to the season.
Bruce

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tn_gardening

Well, I have a couple plants that I'm trying to overwinter in the garage...they aren't much to look at, but they do seem to be hanging in there.

My 2013 seeds aren't much to look at either.

So, I thought I'd go a different route and show you something i'm working on for the big pot of chili i'm working on for the game this afternoon.

Fresh ground chipotle powder

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TheMasterGardener1(5B)

Posted by greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a (My Page) on Fri, Feb 1, 13 at 19:45

"For the love of gawd, please don't put rotting meat in your containers, Bruce ;)
Even Fish Emulsion takes about a week before the micro-organisms have time to render
the nutrients available to the plants."

I agree with greenman28 . If you want oustanding results when growing in containers, use synthetic fertilizer.

This post was edited by TheMasterGardener1 on Sun, Feb 3, 13 at 10:31

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Unless, of course, the container is large enough to maintain a herd of micro-organisms....
then organic fertilizers can be used with decent success. My caution applies to eggshells, bonemeal,
banana peels, et cetera, not just meat - a container with a plant is no place for a compost pile.

Josh

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esox07

Josh:
LOL

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peppernovice

My turn.....here's a 7 pot(crossed). Seeds, along with a lot of confusion provided by Bill(ottawapepper).

Tim

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peppernovice

Here's a harvest from last year. 7 pot (crossed), bhut jolokia, orange habanero, NuMex twilight, chocolate scotch bonnet, and red savina.

Tim

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peppernovice

Here's a few Chimayo peppers begging for some cream cheese and bacon.

Tim

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Tim, was it your wife that suggested the Reese's with Bhut Jam?

Cream cheese and bacon....now I'm hungry all over again!

Josh

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peppernovice

Yes Josh, it was my wife. I never did get around to trying it. She insist that it's spectacular.

Tim

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habjolokia

Tim who is the copycat? A few post up kypepperman posted the exact same tray with peppers and tomato's and the same layout no wonder that poster did not answer my question.

Here is a pic of my 7pot Brain strain had to bring it in at the end of the season to ripen the pod. Eventually I will give overwintering a go. I sure would have liked this plant for this season.

Mark

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 7:40AM
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kypepperman(6)

habjolokia the answer to your question is i dried them for use as a deer repelant for this year, this is the first of two harvest from only two plants, the second harvest was almost twice as big as this one

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habjolokia

Now I am confused the same pic was being displayed for two different posters and now it has changed to a different image for one? Is GW having issues? I know there has been issues with email, now pics? Bizarre! I know I was not seeing things.

I do apologize kypepperman, and appreciate your response. I hope this does not end up as a common problem as has with the emails.

Mark

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Bill_Missy(8b)

Great pictures so far guys and gals Keep them coming....

Anyone have some pod/plant pics of the following I am trying to grow:

Dorset Naga
Red and Yellow Devils Tounge
Trinidad Douglah
Chocolate and Yellow Fatali
Red Savina

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 2:17PM
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peppernovice

Here's a pic of some red savina I harvested last year.

Tim

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ottawapepper

Tim, Those Savina looks tasty but your earlier Chimayo post made my mouth water.

From 2011, Trinidad Scorpion Douglah.

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leafericson(6)

ottawapepper, I've been looking around for Trinidad Scorpion Douglah seed but I have been hesitant to buy them because I've heard of people getting them and they ended up red not brown. Yours look authentic, where did you get the seed from?

Eric

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ottawapepper

Eric,

The original seed came from The Hippy Seed Company (THSC). Geezzz, if I had of known earlier I would have tossed some Douglah seeds in your envelope.

To my taste, the Douglah easily beats the two record contenders; the Butch T and the Moruga (although the flavor isn't as nice as the Butch T IMHO).

You already have Bih Jolokia and Butch T seeds on the way to you with the others. If you really have a death wish, I'll forward some Douglah seeds to help you out. Let me know via email.

Bill

This post was edited by ottawapepper on Mon, Feb 4, 13 at 18:38

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leafericson(6)

Bill, I think I've got a death wish..

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tsheets(5)

Bill, those look awesome!! Love the color and wrinkly pods!

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ottawapepper

tsheets (Tim),

After I fulfill Eric's (LeafEricson's) death wish I'll still have a few extra seeds to share. Send me an email if you'd some seeds.

Bill

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Deadly lookin' pods! I hope my Douglah turns out just as nasty as those this year :-)

Did someone say Naga Dorset? Hope you don't mind Naga Morich (top) and Naga Dorset (bottom).

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ottawapepper

Great looking pods Josh. Let me know if your Douglah doesn't turn out as nasty.

Thanks to Bruce (esox07) I'm growing the Morich this season. Although similar to the Dorset, and from the same region, I'm anticipating the Morich will be hotter. I found the Dorset noticeably "weaker" than the Bhut and Bih.

Curious about you experience. Did you notice a difference between the Dorset and Morich?

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Thanks, Bill!

I didn't notice any overwhelming difference between the two, other than some slight pod variation -
the flavor and the heat were practically the same, although I used the Dorsets more often and had more
of my friends try them...maybe that in itself is an indication that they weren't quite packing the
punch of the Bhut.

I had a slight preference for the Morich pods...they were prettier, and perhaps I just like the word
'Morich' better :-) If I were to grow one of them again, it would be the Morich without question.

Josh

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esox07

You guys discussing tasting and comparing all these super hots is making my head ache. AFter the first smidgeon of a super hot, I cant taste a damn thing. Or maybe the taste is the last thing on my mind as my mouth, tongue, gums, throat and various other bodily tissues are being ravaged by fire. You sound like a couple of guys discussing several different types of beer.

Bruce

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

An apt analogy, Bruce ;-)
...I don't like any beer, but I can certainly tell which I like better than others.
There's a brief window to appreciate the flavor profile, then it goes south real quickly;
on the backside of the burn, other aspects of the flavor and the aftertaste can be assessed.

Sure, it hurts. Every damned time. And I ain't too proud to admit it ;-)

Josh

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tsheets(5)

I'm with Bruce on this one! LOL

Hottest I've tried is chocolate habanero, and just a little sliver then.

Though, I am growing a couple 7-pots (h/t romy6/Jamie) this year as well as bhuts. I still don't know what I'm going to do with those! LOL It's a sickness, it really is. :-)

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TheMasterGardener1(5B)

Bruce try some orange habanero hot sauce! You get all the great taste of the habanero without the direct pepper contact heat! I am the same way. I am at about the cayenne level of heat! I like the tase of cayenne, but the habanero hot sauce I had I just could not get enough of that great citrus type flavor you could say. It really makes me want to grow habanero which I will be this season.

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esox07

I grew Orange habs two years ago. Still out of my league. I guess if you add just a touch it would be fine but then you don't get that "citrus taste" either unless you add a lot. I guess I am just a wimp. I still grow the hot ones for the heck of it but I dont really eat them.
Bruce

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sandysgardens

Shoot my to grow list is already 50+ hot/mild varieties, now it's going to be hard not to add a few of the varieties show here that I don't have.

GREAT pics and great info shared.

Keep the pics coming.

Sandy

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jifjifjif(9b-Florida)

Here are six of my "bhut jolokia" peppers that i grew from seed (sown last feb) that came in a can as a "ghost pepper starter kit"

I think they may be dorset naga, though.

Nonetheless, my first ever harvest......

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peppernovice

Bill those Douglah look MEAN! I planted a few seeds about 11 days ago, so far no sprouts. I planted about 16 chinense and I still have about 6 with no results. I'm going to give it another week or so before I give up. I hope mine pop up and turn out as gnarly as your pods!

Tim

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esox07

peppernovice: you are going to get replies stating that chinense, super hots in particular can take up to 30 days or longer to germinate. However, I am with you, if they dont come up in 15 days or so, it is time to re-seed. You could still keep the original ones but rather than lose another two weeks of growing time, you should replant after a couple weeks. This is all contingent upon your supply of seeds however.
Bruce

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LocoGuy

Just got these ghosts started..

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jifjifjif(9b-Florida)

Those are the same "starter kits" that i used to grow my six peppers shown a few posts ago.

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LocoGuy

Did you leave them in the can, or did you put them in a bigger pot?

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bberkmor(6a)

@jifjifjif You had much better luck than me. I had the starter kit from the magic pepper company and it turned out to be wrong seeds(not %100 but similar to twilight). Sucked Finding out 4 months later.
@Locoguy That is the exact kit I had, got it from the jerky outlet when I was visiting Tennessee. Hope you have jifjifjif's luck and not mine. And yes you have to put them in a bigger pot, I moved mine into 6" pots indoors and 16" pots outdoors. I got 6 sprouts in the One can.

They sent me a pack of dried Bhuts but that doesn't make up for the lost season.

Started some more reliable seeds from Ottawapepper and they starting to pop up :)

This post was edited by bberkmor on Thu, Feb 7, 13 at 2:11

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jifjifjif(9b-Florida)

Yep, i potted the plant after about 6 months in that can.

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

The pods from the can look to be Nagas rather than Bhut Jolokia.

Josh

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romy6(9)

peppers

More peppers

SBJ7 scotch bonnet x jonah 7 cross

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 11:49AM
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esox07

Seems like Nagas get substituted for Ghost pepper seeds quite a bit. That is what happened to me two years ago on trying to grow ghost peppers for the first time. It wasn't until almost all the way through the growing season that list members set me straight. They were still hot as heck and similar to Ghost though. I would think that by now, there would be a big enough supply of Ghost pepper seeds so that suppliers didn't have to resort to "substituting". At least you didn't end up with Bell Peppers or some U/I weed.
Bruce

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ottawapepper

Bruce,

I think it's because years ago when word started to spread about a "new" super hot pepper it was referred to as the Naga Jolokia. I suspect (just my opinion) that some people still think all Naga or Jolokia varieties (there are many) are the same "Ghost Pepper". There are many varieties from the same region and although subtly different, any one of them is going to be crazy hot. Any knowledgeable vendor should know the difference between a Bhut Jolokia and a Dorset Naga.

At least today we're not seeing as many cases of vendors trying to pass off the frutescens Naga Jolokia PC1 as the world's hottest ;-))

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esox07

That makes sense Ottawa. Nevertheless, I guess we will never get rid of the counterfeiters altogether.
Bruce

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romy6(9)

One of my favorite pics i have taken ever. Yellow scorp with some enhancements I made

And funny you mention Naga jolakia pc1 Billster. One of my first purchases of seeds was this very same guy. I saw the name naga and thought that has to be hot. I was very upset when it first started podding up. But that was one of the strongest producing plant. Very tasty too.

And the nastiest brainstrain I have ever grown. Nothing like the first pods off a plant IMHO
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habjolokia

Jamie your plants and pods look awesome! That brain looks a killer. The brain I posted was from seed you sent me, I see why you grow them they look and taste awesome.

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tsheets(5)

My mouth is burning just looking at that thing, Jamie!

Is the Naga Jolokia PC1 anything special flavor-wise? Is it similar to something else? Just curious about it.

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romy6(9)

To me it tastes much like a cayenne flavor wise but has the heat of a tobasco. Much thinner walled than a cayenne. I have seeds if you want any. Send me an email. You can find out for yourself.

Thanks for the compliment Mark. That brain you took a pic of looks nasty!

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scotty66(8 Hutto TX)

I will add my meager collection of peppers.

In early January I planted several new peppers (thanks to Romy6 for the seeds): Jamaican Hot chocolate, Douglah 7 pot, Yellow 7 Pot, Brain Strain/7 pod red, Aji Lemon, Red Bhut Jolokia, Yellow Cardi Sorpion and a Congo Trinidad.

Back in November I sprouted a butch-t... initially it grew really fast, but it has slowed way down and doesn't look too good. Probably because I had it outside when our temps dipped around 40 at night.

Not pictured: I have a 1 year old mystery hybrid that I got from esox07. In Dec. I pruned it back to the first fork (almost no leaves left). I thought I had killed it, but not only is there a bunch of new growth, but it is flowering.

close up of new plants

more sprouts... just popping up

sickly 3 month old Butch T (hopfully the lady bug is also a nurse)

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leafericson(6)

scotty66, the weather looks nice there in Texas. I've got like a foot of snow here in New Jersey.
Anyway; there is some bubbling of the leaf there possible calcium deficiency and the soil looks a little compacted. I would recommend first giving the plant silica (helps with any kind of stress/shock) and then remove as much of that soil as possible and replace it with something different. After a few weeks have gone by then give it a light fertilizing with a calcium magnesium mix.
A lot of times when a plant becomes shocked or stressed it will go dormant until things change so just changing out the soil can sometimes make a big difference.
Oh by the way ladybugs don't hang out on plants unless they have something to eat so I would say that plant has bad bugs probably aphids;(
but on the up side you've got a ladybug working hard taking care of it:-)

Eric

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esox07

Scotty, I think those were the Naga seeds that I sent you. I don't think they are really a hybrid but just not the Ghost Pepper seeds they were supposed to be. It is likely a variety of Naga. But whatever it is, it is hot and a very good producer. My plants got huge and produced a ton of pods. I sent out a lot of those seeds and got great comments back on them. Most everyone had real good luck getting them to germinate as well.
Good luck with the overwintering on it. Ain't it great with how tough the little buggers are.
Hey, post up a picture of it when you get a chance.
Bruce

This post was edited by esox07 on Fri, Feb 8, 13 at 22:26

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scotty66(8 Hutto TX)

Eric, We have had a very mild winter this year and bugs are everywhere. especially lady bugs (not a bad thing). I literally find 2 or 3 lady bugs in the house every night (i try to take them back outside as gently as possible). I did check the underside of all the leaves and no bugs. I had a real bad aphid problem two years ago, of course there were no lady bugs to be found then :)

Bruce, thanks, I forgot you mentioned they were Naga's... started calling it my hybrid plant while back (sounded scientificy). It is a very tough plant and puts out a ton of blooms. I will try to post a pic in next couple days.

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LocoGuy

Im thinking about potting each plant on an individual container. Is that a good idea, or should i just leave all six of them in that one can?
Thanks.

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esox07

Well, eventually you will have to transplant them one way or another. If you would like to try to save more than one per container, I would do it now before their roots become entangled. Some people will grow more than one plant per container but I don't really know if that results in more peppers or not as they tend to compete with each other for water, nutrients, sunlight and basically just room to grow. So, replant them now or soon would be a good time to cull all but the most vigorous plant in each container.
Bruce

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peppernovice

If you want 6 plants, you need to put them in individual containers. If you only want 2 plants, just eliminate the weaker looking ones and leave 1 per can. You will eventually have to re pot them anyway. Those containers are far too small for any variety of chile plant.

Tim

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esox07

Hey, peppernovice, we said the same thing...but it looks like I was a hair faster. hahaha.

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LocoGuy

One of my cans only has 1 pepper, but the other one has 6. Thinking about taking out two or three from that can and put them in separate containers. I feel that the soil is very loose and they are small enough that i could just pull them without damaging it.

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peppernovice

I don't know how I missed your post Bruce. I must have had the window open for a few minutes before I posted. My apologies sir.

Tim

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esox07

Peppernovice, no problems. I wasn't upset or anything. But what happened was you and I were replying at nearly the exact same time and by the time you had finished your reply, mine had been sent just seconds earlier. I just think it is funny and it is always a good feeling to get confirmation on what I posted.
Bruce

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tsheets(5)

I wouldn't just yank them out. I'd transplant them all and gently separate them at the soil level.

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esox07

I agree with Tsheets. Dont try to dig or pull them out. Empty the whole container, then gently separate the soil until individual plants just fall out. Their roots are very delicate at this stage and any trauma will put a serious hit on the young plant. Once you get them separated out, then replant each one separately and if you like, you could replace one or two (preferably one) back into the original container. But keep in mind, it wont take long to outgrow that container even for one plant so you might want to take the opportunity to upgrade the size of the containers you are using.
Bruce

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bberkmor(6a)

Last year when I had one of those start up cans I had to carefully cut down the side of the can with tin snips open it up and gently separate them away from the soil. Other wise they would have been to easily damaged. I did it after the first set of leaves and the roots were a bit tangled with 4 plants.

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ab2008(6)

Fatalii just coming up (even with part of the seed still attached.) My first time growing these. Looking forward to them!

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LocoGuy

I took out the ones that didnt look like were tangled together

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northerner_on(Z5A ONCanada)

I've been meaning to post this for a little while..from last year's harvest. Not too crazy about the new format either...a bit difficult to read a first. It's a double lemon drop.

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peppernovice

That's impressive northerner! I don't think I've ever had that happen. I guess you really got your moneys worth out of that pod.

Tim

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LocoGuy

I took out the ones that didnt look like were tangled together

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