New here, saying Hi!

Orekoc(7 Willamette Valley Oregon)July 16, 2014

Hello all,

I joined the other day and already posted in two threads. Thought I should introduce myself a bit.

I haven't gardened in 5 years or more, but I enjoy it. Not sure if I'm really a ChilliHead or not, but I can take some heat.

I'm trying to get my list down to manageable for what I will have room for and time for, for next year. I'll be asking about some of the places before I place orders. I've done some searching here already, but usually just find that someone has ordered from a place, but no input on reliability, quality of seeds, etc. I have figured out a couple of places I won't order from based on reading some of the threads here.

I'm in zone 7 in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Just in case you're wondering "Willamette" is pronounced Will-am-et and "Oregon" is pronounced Or-y-gun. The Y is for the long sounding e. And yes, we are sensitive about that here.

I've nothing to trade this year, but should have some next year.

Thanks!

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scgreenthumb1987(8)

Welcome. You'd be surprised at the generosity you will find here. Many of us give seeds freely only asking that you pay it forward.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 11:12PM
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byron_pdx

Welcome Orekoc!

I'm new to posting in peppers, but not new to gardenweb.

I'm excited to post that I got my first red tepin today! The heat wilted my plants pretty good, but I've watered them and suspect they'll bounce back quickly.

Now if my Peruvian Serlano would hurry and fatten up its fruits!

p.s. Thanks romy6 for getting me started!

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 11:15PM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

Yeah, welcome.

Don't think about placing orders. Think about participating in the seed "swaps" later in the year. We regularly dump hundreds of dangerous seeds on unsuspecting newbies.

Be warned.

Dennis

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 11:18PM
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scgreenthumb1987(8)

Plus one on that dennis.....invest in milk and the good toilet paper

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 11:28PM
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ronnyb123(Zone 9)

LOL... ain't that the truth. ")

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 11:58PM
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woohooman

Welcome orekoc. Learn a little, teach a little, sweat a lot!

Kevin

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 12:15AM
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kentishman

Welcome from South Carolina!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 6:19AM
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scgreenthumb1987(8)

Where at in sc dude.... near Florence here

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 6:26AM
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flipback23(9 SF Bay)

Welcome yes very generous people here when it comes to info and seeds. I hoping to save my first seeds this year to pay forward come seed swap time.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 6:16PM
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stoneys_fatali(9b Duarte,Ca.)

Welcome from Southern Cal!

Stoney

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 8:58PM
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Orekoc(7 Willamette Valley Oregon)

Thanks everyone.

I'll plan for the seed swap. Hmmmm, I have some tomato seeds from a few years back, maybe I can swap that. I'll have to do some germination tests on them and see if they are still good.

Well, I'm stocking up on the TP. I'll have to make room in the freezer for it.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 10:19PM
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Orekoc(7 Willamette Valley Oregon)

Bryon,

Nice looking Tepin there.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 10:58PM
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byron_pdx

Thanks, Orekoc!

I'm growing several other peppers (in pots) with along the tepin:

Aji Limon
Peruvian Serlano
Florida wild
Datil
Chocolate Habenero (lagging behind the rest)
NuMex Twilight
Yellow Primo
Brain Strain
Carolina Reaper

Some superhots and some interesting ones. All fun to watch grow!

--Byron.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 11:51PM
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Orekoc(7 Willamette Valley Oregon)

Hey Bryon,

Nice looking list. I plan to try several on your list next year. By any chance is the PDX, meaning Portland Oregon? If so, I'm south of you in Salem.

Orekoc

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 12:02AM
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scgreenthumb1987(8)

Cayenne
Banana
Bell
Red habanero
Orange habanero
Black naga
Yellow fatali
Peter pepper
St peter
Red bhut
Chocolate bhut
Peach bhut
Moruga
Chocolate scorpion
Birdseye
Cow horn
7 pot Jonah
Serrano
Naga morich
Malaysian Goronong
Red devils tongue
Naga viper
Carolina reaper
Hot cherry
Church bells
And many accidentally crosses lol.

And have about 15 more varieties just got in from an Australian buddy. I'm so ready for the swaps to start. All this talk of it has me antsy

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 12:58AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Welcome, neighbor. I am up a bit north in Washington. Well, we are sensitive about it too, it is named after George Washington, not Washington DC. hehe

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 1:14AM
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Orekoc(7 Willamette Valley Oregon)

Wow Greenthumb, that is quite the list. Several on your list are on mine too. I'll see what I can manage to grow next year. I think I may have put my foot in it. I just posted a long answer about the supposed legal issues around Carolina Reaper in the Joe legit thread. And this was before my glass of wine! Can't blame it on the alchool.

Seysonn, I sent you an e-mail through this site.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 1:42AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Howdy!

Josh

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 3:26AM
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byron_pdx

Orekoc,

Yes, the PDX in my login is Stumptown. And hi to seysonn to the north and Josh to the south!

My primary outdoor passion is garlic, and I grew about a dozen varieties this year (no Elephant garlic, blech!) So when it comes time to trade, I hope that'll be useful currency. :)

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 9:06AM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

Currency is appreciated but not required. No one is turned away for lack of seeds. Tomatoes are often traded along with peppers. And I for one wouldn't mind getting some good garlic seeds...

Dennis

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 12:10PM
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Orekoc(7 Willamette Valley Oregon)

Dennis, thanks for telling me that. I'll still feel a bit guilty about it, but I'll try to get over it.

Seysonn, another PNWer, great. You'll have to tell me all about your growing experiences out here. Oh, I was born in Ellensburg WA, in case you wanted to know, moved when I was 2 weeks old though, so I don't remember it.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 10:37PM
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jutsFL(9b (Orlando))

Welcome from here in the ole FL!

...did somebody mention a swap already ;)

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 11:05PM
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pfloyd826(Z7 DC)

Garlic seeds sound good to me as well. I spent way too much on garlic seeds and they didn't turn out all that great. I'd like to try again, but it was too expensive.

I'll have peppers, tomatoes, and if people are interested, 6 kinds of hops (for beer). I'm in the other Washington (DC), but I don't mind sharing the name.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 10:20AM
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Bill_Missy(8b)

Welcome from Louisiana. You will have fun, learn a lot from these great guys and gals on this site. This is my "go to" site for anything pepper related. From pots, to soil, to seeds, to friendship to.... and to...

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 11:43AM
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Orekoc(7 Willamette Valley Oregon)

Again, everyone, thannks for the warm welcomes.

Bill, I was wondering if there were other places on the web to read, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of drama here and I like that. I've had enough drama.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 11:58PM
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scott123456(5)

Welcome from ohio. Let me know when your ready for some seeds, a lot of generous folks on here helped me out when I was just starting and I would be happy to pay it forward.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 1:30AM
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djoyofficial(5-6)

Welcome fellow Oregonian, I dont live there anymore but my heart will always be there. Don't ya just love when people say Oh-ree-gone....lmao! Willamette valley is amazing! I'm over due for a visit to see family.

I am pretty new to this site as well and I can only say positive things about the people and knowledge you will find in the hot pepper forum.

dj

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 11:05PM
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scott123456(5)

HAHA here in Ohio we pronounce it ORA-GONE. I had a friend awhile back move to Oregon. One of the first things out of his mouth when I talked to him again was that we say it wrong lol. I think I remember him saying itâÂÂs pronounced "organ" like the instrument or something like that.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 12:18AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Seysonn, another PNWer, great. You'll have to tell me all about your growing experiences out here.
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Orekoc,

Got your email. I just replied. Need your Mailing address. No need for SASE.

I am in Sammamish, WA. Pretty much like Portland, OR, always a few degrees cooler. We just don't get real warm weather. This past 2 weeks was an exception and highly welcomed. Now we are back to normal.
BTW: I am a new transplant here, not a longtime resident or native. It is a challenge to grow peppers. My medium hot peppers have no pods yet. But sweet/mild ones are doing ok.

here is a container of few mild peppers.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 4:30AM
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Orekoc(7 Willamette Valley Oregon)

@Seysonn - I think growing in pots should help; our soil out here just doesn't warm up all that fast and I think peppers need a warm soil to really do well.

@scott123456 - Can I call you Six? Yeah, if you ever make it to the West Coast, try to say Oregon correctively, ya won't sound like such a noob. 3 syllables, Or Y Gun, the gon sounds the same as in Wagon, unless you say Wagone? Lesson over for the day. Man I hope you can take some teasing. I'm not sure when to put up my dream list. Do I just put it in my profile? Start a thread, what? I don't want to make a giant faux pas just starting out here.

@djoy - Thanks for the welcome and you'll be back. Most Oregonians can't stay away forever.

@jutsFL - Well, I can't swap this year, I can only beg!

@Greenman28 - Howdy!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 1:25AM
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