A mid "winter" harvest

woohoomanJanuary 10, 2014

No such thing as winter in Socal. It just gets cold enough to slow growth down and freezes just enough to kill your summer veggies or makes you want to pull them just because you know you're not going to get much for the hassle. I pulled all but 3 superhots last month, keeping a couple Nagas and a Bhut. Here's my latest harvest of my winter pods.

Kevin

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kclost

Jealous...

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 3:32PM
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mswiggi(5)

I agree with kclost! Jealous! Great looking harvest. What are your plans for the pods?

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 6:41PM
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esox07

I refuse to read this thread. These kinds of places don't really exist in the USA. You simply can't grow peppers outside in the Winter.

Bruce

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 12:29AM
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sandysgardens

Yep, Jealous and it's hard to think of harvesting pods when we've been in the deep freeze here for weeks on-end.

Great Harvest Kevin, thanks for sharing the pic. It heats up our cold days here.

Sandy

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 8:43AM
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woohooman

Thanks everybody. Sorry to rub it in... j/k ;)

mswiggi: I've already made about 3 gallons of a fermented sauce last year, but the majority were ground up for powder yesterday. This pile I'll dry WHOLE with any upcoming harvests.

Bruce: LMAO. We need our rain though. Water bills kill us in the summer. Can't even keep a nice lawn these days.

Sandy: Thanks. I know you enjoy the winter pics.

Just to rub it in some more, check out my 10 day forecast.

Kevin

Here is a link that might be useful: Why Super Bowls should be played in MY hometown

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 7:51PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Hey, Kevin!
I started putting envelopes together tonight, and pulling seed from pods. My fingers are tingling ;-) Nice Winter harvest there...

Did you get any rain this morning? We got a nice rinsing up here.

Josh

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 11:25PM
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woohooman

Josh: Awesome! I'm just waiting for your prime seeds to get started this year. :)

That's funny. I did all my grinding yesterday(without gloves) and fell asleep with my hands throbbing.

Rain?? Not here! It's been like this for the last month with no change in sight.

Kevin

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 12:22AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Dang! yeah, been really dry up here, as well. Hoping for a rainy late Winter / early Spring. We need some snow-pack.

Josh

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 12:33AM
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judo_and_peppers(Tampa FL)

I figured this is as good a place as any for my winter harvest pic.

these were picked jan 11th.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 12:22AM
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