Beat the British Weather!

richiebaker1245(8)August 3, 2012

Hi all,

given up on trying to keep my plants warm & dry, so bought a poor mans greenhouse and added some new plants! British summer has been very poor, this walk in greenhouse only cost me 30 pounds from Aldi - wished I'd bought it weeks ago. Hopefully have some progress now.

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richiebaker1245(8)

This is the living room! :-)

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 5:05PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

New baby habanero...

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 5:07PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Jalapeno, that wasn't doing well, bit more healthy...

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 5:09PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

"Spanish pepper" with no name, bought from Wilkinsons (same as walmart), nearly dead when I bought for 1 pound. cut off the droopy leaves & re-potted. Signs of life now...

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 5:14PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Cayenne - long slim red. Not changed much, but will up-date y'all! :-)

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 5:16PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

I ordered a dorset naga off tinternet. a couple of good stems were broken off in transit. :-( Decided to cut off big leaves & flowers, dip stems in rooting gel, re-pot and cover & hopefully get a couple of clones... Will keep you up-dated.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 5:20PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Stunning plant _ Numex Twighlight. Lots of beautiful colours, and quite hot too!

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 5:23PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Called Sparkler, the supplier told me it was an accidental cross in the poly tunnel. Will end up similar to the twighlight, but with many more, smaller pods.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 5:26PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Cheyenne, first pod turning orange. Yum yum! ;-)

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 5:28PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

My older Hab, just starting to get flowers.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 5:30PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Naga morich looking healthier now the super hots are warming up and drying out.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 5:32PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Don't tell the others, but this is my baby! Bhut Jolokia - growing a bit now, and a few flowers! Just hope my greenhouse idea isn't too late for fruit.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 5:35PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Chocolate Bhut, I'm told it will have a nice, mellow sweet chocolate taste? NOT! Looking greener now though.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 5:38PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Super hots hall of fame.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 5:43PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Sweet pepper, popeii I think.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 6:02PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Another shot of Pompeii.. Had to take these at night, think my battery went in camera?

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 6:05PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Apache, great for british weather!

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 6:08PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Dorset Naga, couple of good stems broke off, but hopefully cloned!

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 6:11PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

This is my middlefinger to the British summer, hope all turns red! Will keep you all updated, but looking better! Good luck all!

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 6:15PM
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kuvaszlvr

Hey don't complain. We've had 100+ since around the 3rd week in June and 110+ for the last week and in a severe drought to boot (100-102 at 9 pm this whole week). It's bad enough trying to keep garden plants alive, but trees are dying at an alarming rate. It's so sad to drive down the road and look at all the dead and dying trees and know there's not a single thing you can do... I'm watering constantly and things are still dying. I was hoping to get them through to cooler weather and then they'd start producing, but right now I don't think they are going to survive to cooler weather. Even worse, having to go out in this heat to water... At least all my superhots are in the sunroom and looking good. Mother nature can be a real b!
I'd take some pics of my peppers but it's too depressing, and, I just don't want to go outside yet. I would kill for England's weather... it's all relative. :-)

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 6:51PM
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esox07

HI:
You might want to check your: "Cheyenne, first pod turning orange. Yum yum! ;-)". I am not so sure that is a Cayenne if that is what you are thinking it is. First, the ridges on the pods isn't characteristic of Cayenne and then the fact that it is going to "Orange" gives me pause too. Mine have always gone green to red with no orange phase.
Bruce
PS: Almost looks like a Pepperoncini to me.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 7:11PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Hey Bruce, It's a "cheyenne", not cayenne. Sold all over the UK, because they're easy to grow, and don't need it really hot. Thanks for the input though. Rich.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 7:03AM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Hey kuvaszlvr, that's really sad, I feel for you. At least I can protect my plants from the rain & warm them up a bit. I don't suppose u can do much about the heat. We all moan about the British weather, but we have a beautiful, green country. I'll stop moaning about our weather after your post.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 7:44AM
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kuvaszlvr

Hey richiebaker. I shouldn't complain, this area wasn't called the dust bowl for nothing. ;-) Sadly, the dust bowl days were nothing compared to the heat and drought that occurred here in the past. A few years ago it rained all summer with high heat, I had to mow every 3 days...I haven't mowed for over a month this year... so it's not all bad. ;-)

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 10:26AM
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richiebaker1245(8)

At least that's a plus - no mowing, and superhots are looking good! It's not all bad... ;-)

Rich.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 4:33PM
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esox07

Richiebaker: I thought it was just a mistype or one of those translation from real English to Americanized English. Another variety of pepper I had never heard of. Two years ago, if someone had asked, I would have said there are less than 25 varieties of hot peppers.
Hmmmm,
Bruce

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 4:59PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Ha ha! Glad I'm educating you Bruce! Not heard of it myself 'till I bought it. Quick google search and it's as available as apache here. Thanks though Bruce, you crop up on nearly every post - a wealth of info on pain, sweat & burning bum holes! Why do we do it? That's the question I can't answer to my Missus... ;-)

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 6:01PM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

Nice! And thank you for the many pics. I don't have a greenhouse because I don't need one. But you are making me start to re-think that equation. Great collection, too!

Sorry about the football result.

"Let me tell you. It's always something!" - Roseanne Rosanadana.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 7:17PM
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PEPPERMEISTER1(6)

Richie, beautiful greenhouse mate! Way to give the finger (or two) to British weather.
Bruce, I agree. 4-5 years ago I thought there were like 20 peppers. Then one day I drove by Cross Country Nurseries in NJ and the chile phenomenon claimed another victim. I sure do love it.
Richie, there are some good articles about the psychology of chile heads (Google it).

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 7:20PM
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richiebaker1245(8)

Thanks for the thumbs up guys n gals. Just wished I'd bought the greenhouse months ago, I would be much further ahead. This is my first year of growing chillies properly, done bells, apache and sweet before, but just plonked them in a tub and left them. These superhots are addictive, and now every time I go a garden centre and see a chilli variety I haven't got, I've gotta buy it.

Thanks to everyone, I love this site. One big happy family of nutters, who struggle to grow the hottest plants on the planet, and then maybe eat one sliver of a pod off one! Respect!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 3:56PM
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