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2012 Grow List Thread

Posted by highalttransplant z 5 Western CO (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 1, 12 at 20:08

So now that 2012 has finally arrived, thought I would give us a place to discuss what we are planning to grow this year.

I've been working on my list for a couple of days now, and just keep adding more and more. At some point, I'll have to delete some things, due to space limitations indoors.

Here is my tentative 2012 Grow List:

Aji Yellow
Alma Paprika
Ancho Gigantia
Ancho San Luis
Barker (NuMex)
Big Jim (NuMex)
Black Hungarian
Chile de Arbol
Chile Hidalgo (don't actually have seeds for this one yet)
Chilhaucle Rojo
Chimayo
Cosa Arrugada
Costeno Amarillo
Fish
Fresno
Georgia Flame
Giant Szegedi
Habanero Chocolate
Habanero Peach
Hawaiian Sweet Hot
Inca Red Drop
Jaloro
Japone
Jimmy Nardello
Lemon Drop
Melrose
NuMex Espanola Improved
NuMex Pinata (don't have seeds for this one yet either)
Patio Red Marconi
Piment 'd Espelette
Rain Forest
Rocotillo
Sante Fe Grande
Serrano Tampiqueno
Tollie's Sweet Italian

I'll try not to post every time I add or delete an item, but I will post a final version, once all of the seeds have been started.

Please feel free to add your list, even if it's not finalized.

Best wishes to everyone for a bountiful growing season!

Bonnie


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  • Posted by esox07 4, S. Cent Wisc (My Page) on
    Mon, Jan 2, 12 at 0:46

Even at one plant per species, you will have a big garden. I am only going to grow 4 or 5 varieties this year and will be heavy on the Hot Hung Wax and Banana Peppers.
Bruce


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That's a huge list of peppers. Here is what I have started;

Ghost
Red Hab
Ristra Cayenne
Jalape�o
May gets seeds for Tepin or Trinadad Scorpion, this would be pushing my space limitation.


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B - I love that you have a list with not yet acquired seeds :-))

P - I have always wanted to order from that site - they have an amazing list!! Some of my tomato freak buddies swear by ordering from them - instead of starting their own seeds!

My new obsession with growing garlic has encroached into my pepper garden, so some of these may be in containers...or perhaps I'll experiment and keep the garlic in containers...

Here's my list so far:

Aconcagua-Giant
Aji Colorado
Beaver Dam
Big Jim
Bobice
Broome Chilli
Bulgarian banana
Bulldog
Carolina Cayenne
Chervena Kamba Velika
Chiltepin
Ciligia Picante Hot Italia
Corno Rossa Peperone
Cosa Arrugada de Vejo
Costeno Amarillo
Cubanelle
Espelette
Feherozon (highalt's seed this year)
Fish
Fire Serrano
Fresno
Golden Marconi
Golden Nugget
Guajillo
Hawaiian Sweet Hot
Holy Moly OP
Hungarian Banana
Hungarian Death
Hungarian Paprika
Iskra F-1
Italia
Italian Relleno
Italian Roaster
Kavalerova Sweet
Kurtovska Kapija
Lombardo Pepperoncini
Lumbre
Macarena
Macho
Martin's Carrot
Maryann's Mexican Chili
Match Box
Montezuma Red
Nepali Orange aka Polo Pipiki
Nocera Rosso
Nocero Giallo
Nu Mex Barker's Hot
Nu Mex Big Jim
Nu Mex Heritage Big Jim
Nu Mex Jalmundo
Nu Mex Joe E Parker
Nu Mex R Naky
Nu Mex Sandia
Nu Mex Sunrise
Nu Mex Twilight
Nu Mex Vaquero
Orange Manzano
Pasillo Bajio
Patio hot wings
Purple Glow in the Dark
Rain Forest
Red Chicken Heart
Rezna
Roberto's Cuban Seasoning
Santaka
Serrano Tampiqueno
Sofia (Bulgarian-Macedonian)
Sweet Red Cherry
Tangerine Pimento
Tankanotsueme
Tequila Sunrise
Tequila Sunrise Sweet
Tobago Seasoning
Treasures Red
Trinity Red
Troyka
Tunisian Baklouti
Turkish cayenne
Variegata
Vigne doux Piments
Wenk's Yellow Hots
Yellow Fire
ZKI II
Zolotoy Dozhd

Happy Gardening!


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Peppers:
Bhut Jolokia (overwintered, will go back out in the ground again)
Trinidad Scorpion (already started one)
Sweet Red Cherry
NuMex Halloween (one flowering now, will plant more)
UbaTuba (Christmas Bells)

Non-Peppers:
Kiwano melon
Blue potatoes
Jarrahdale pumpkins
Blue tomatoes
Pumpkin on a Stick eggplant
Blue corn


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I haven't ordered from CCN before, but have heard lots of good things about them. They actually have the Hidalgo that's on my list, but it's only available as a plant, and I like to start mine from seed. Though as big as my list is getting, I'm not going to have enough space to start everything indoors, so maybe I should consider placing an order with them. Is there a minimum order on plants?


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plant orders for shipping have to be in multiples of 6 due to the way they package them (which works great by the way)

i have ordered from them for several years and always been happy with what i've received.


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Some may no but I can grow all year so here is what I am overwintering. Believe it or not the winters here in central Florida are weak but cold enough to kill some peppers. So I plan on overwintering these plants.
2 7 pod brain strain
2 chocolate bhut's
4 yellow cardi scorpions
2 red 7 pod
2 yellow 7 pod
1 datil
1 aji lemon
1 red savina
7 pod barrackpore
1 sweet venetian hab
1 bhut( CPI )
2 bhut hybrids( from highhalts 2010 seed swap)
1 chocolate hab
2 red hab bybrids
7 pot douglah red hybrid(I made the name up)
1 chiltepin
1 dorsett naga
1 donne sali
couple mystery plants
New plants for 2012( subject to change )
Yello bhut
chocolate trinidad scoprion
7 pod jonah
7 pod primo
7 pod brainstrain yellow
7 pod white
7 pod perfect
7 pod large
sbj7 a cross scotch bonnet/7 pot jonah
madball z cross 7 pot trinidad scorpion
douglah
trinindad scorpion morouga blend
trinidad scorpion butch T
cayenne long
assam bhut jolakia
fatali
yellow scotch bonnet with tail
devil's tounge
tobago seasoning
and growing.


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Sheesh, I feel lazy now.

I was planning on getting my three bhuts going again (they are over-wintering nicely) and maybe adding a Scorpion or two to the mix.


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Romy, wow, that's a lot of heat you've got there! Do you grow any mild or sweet peppers? Even if I ever build my heat tolerance up to the super hot level, I have to have some mild stuff for cooking for the family.


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Hey Bonnie. I don't grow anything I can get from the market anymore. Last year I tried a bunch of sweet peppers but failed miserably. Maybe it's the extreme heat and humidity.I also noticed they were much more susceptible to insect infestaion. But either way I am not really a big sweet pepper fan anyway so I stick to the supers. I like making them into sauces and powders. When you get your tolerance up i will send you some superhot powder.
Jamie


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Wow austinnhanasmom, your list is big! I also have garlic taking
up two of my beds, but that's okay because I love garlic. That's
why I have to make some new beds this winter. I also have to leave
room for tomatoes. Here is my list, subject to change. I usually do
1-2 plants per variety. Some will have to be in containers.

Jimmy Nardello
Tolli's Sweet Italian
Quadrato Asti Giallo
Quadrato D' Asti Rosso
Alma Paprika
Chimayo
Orange Sun
Purple Beauty
Long De Landes
Super Heavyweight Hybrid
Red Beauty Hybrid
Big Bertha Hybrid
Parks Early Thickset Hybrid
Gypsy Hybrid
Carmin Hybrid
Szegedy Paprika
Emerald Giant
Siiling Lara
Siling Haba
Baloon
Douglah
Mili Habanero
Orange Thai
Topaz
7 Pot Brain Strain
SantaFe Grande
Wenk's Yellow Hot
Cyklon
Chilitepin
Giant Jalapeno
Hot Paper Lantern
Vaquero Jalapeno
Fresno
Cumari Pollux
Antillais Carribean
Turk's Cap
Inca Red Drop
Fire Fox
Carolina Cayenne
Portugal Cayenne
7 Pod Brown
Chocolate Bhut
Chocolate Scorpion
Safi Red Bonnet
Fooderama Scotch Bonnet
TFM Scotch Bonnet
Congo Trinidad
Chocolate Naga Morich
7 pot Primo


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7 Pot
Alma Paprika
Cayenne
Chilaca
Chilhuacle Rojo
Chiltepine Sonora
Chiltepine Texas
Chiltepine Tohono O'odham
Lumbre
Sandia
South Texas Pequin
Zapotec Jalapeno


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Wow, some great lists here!

I think Deb wins the prize so far for the longest list, but I see some new-to-me varieties on all of the lists. See, this is why my list keeps growing!


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  • Posted by esox07 4, S. Cent Wisc (My Page) on
    Sun, Jan 8, 12 at 23:46

If you asked me two or three years ago how many varieties of hot peppers there were, I would have probably guessed about two dozen tops. hahahaha.
Bruce


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After much consideration, my focus this year is going to have to be working on all my bebes from last year that got too late of a start. Here they are according to location in my tiny apartment:

Chile Chamber:
Trinidad 7pot
Trinidad Scorpion
Yellow Bhut
Marouga

Kitchen box Window:
Trinidad 7pot
Yellow Bhut
Bhut Jolokia
Purple Pequin
Spicy Thai

Balcony:
Nepalese Hot
Brazilian Starfish
Peperone Di Senise
Mwala Jukhi
Trinidad Scorpion
Pequin

Good Luck to everyone this year!

E


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Two last additions to my list above.

Chilhuacle Negro
Mulato Isleno


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  • Posted by ruthz DFW/TX (My Page) on
    Sat, Jan 14, 12 at 14:44

I've narrowed it down to these so far.
Most of these will have to be in containers.
Please feel free to give me feedback if some of these are so similar that I could narrow my list more, excluding the ancho types. Also if there is a similar one, but better.
Aji Dulce
Alma Paprika
Ancho 101
Ancho San Luis
Beaver Dam
Black Hungarian
Buran
Chile de Arbol
Chimayo
Corbaci
Corno di Toro Rosso
Datil
Fish Pepper
Fluorescent Purple
Georgia Flame
Jalapeno Early
Jalapeno jalmundo
Jimmy Nardello
Lemon Pepper
Lipstick
Melrose
Peruvian Purple
Peter Pepper
Serrano Purple
Tennessee cheese
Tolli's Italian


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  • Posted by t-bird Chicago 5/6 (My Page) on
    Sat, Jan 14, 12 at 19:58

wow - I just feel ashamed for my little mix of common peppers!

For those with so many varieties - how do you keep them straight? Do you use them as stir fry or chili ingredients, or just as spices/sauces?


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Pretty obvious that some of the people on this list realllllyyyyyy enjoy growing peppers or they are doing it for commercial or semi-commercial reasons. I will grow less than half what most of these guys are growing and that is total plants, not varieties. I may start a bunch but they will either be culled out or given away as starters. I would kind of like to watch someone growing so many varieties of peppers. Some of the photos posted on here are just awesome.
Bruce


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Bruce, I used to think the same thing, until I hosted my first pepper seed swap three years ago. I started receiving people's bubble envelopes, and I was a little dumbfounded. Had never even heard of half of them, LOL. Took a couple of weeks to research all of the varieties that were sent in, so that I could redistribute them properly. Yeah, I was pretty clueless, but since a lot of people came back the next year, I guess I didn't mess it up too bad.

Ruth, your list looks very similar to mine, so of course I think it's great : )

T-bird, I use a lot of mine in canning. I make a quite a bit of salsa, and several kinds of pepper jelly, which get sent to family and friends as gifts. I dehydrate a lot for powders too. Haven't tried to make my own hot sauce, but maybe that will be my goal this summer.


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Bruce, looks like we were posting at the same time. I was responding to your post on Jan. 8th.

So far though, most of the lists are just your average pepper fanatics, not commercial growers to my knowledge.


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  • Posted by ruthz DFW/TX (My Page) on
    Sat, Jan 14, 12 at 23:53

t-bird,we like them in just about anything but espcially scrambled eggs, breakfast burrito's, soups, stews, beans & chili.
We love to stuff with bacon & cream cheese then broil.
I haven't started making sauces or canning yet, but would like. I do dry some whole peppers.
And I share with several neighbors and friends.
Keeping up with what I'm growing does get hard when my dog pulls my labels out to play with.


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Here is my tentative list:

Serrano Pepper
Long Thin Cayanne Pepper
Cilantro Coriander
Green Husk Tomatillo
Moss Rose (Portulaca)
Tomato
Poblano (Ancho) Pepper -- Still looking for seeds
White Onions -- Still looking for seeds


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You don't even want to know. :) Long list.

Chris


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Did the huge list last year with 100s of plants and I did do allot of farmers market as well,I sold about 85% of everything last year . IT sucked and for anyone wanting to go bigger and start selling veggies I would say just go pick up cans you will make more money that way.

This year its all about the peppers and I ain't sellin nothin lol.

That being said.

Fatali
Barker
NM6
Big Jim
Long Purple Cayenne
Golden Cayenne
Turkish Cayenne
Billy Goat
Chiltepin
White Bullet
7 Pot
Bhut Jolokia
Maui Purple

Soon to be a couple sweets as well hopefully.


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my 2012 grow list is small compared to a lot of other peoples.

Aji Lemon Drop
Fatali
Rocotillo
Zimbabwe bird
This one I'm the most excited about. I aquired some seeds while in Jamaica at a buddys wedding from a Jamaican man who said "De call Dem Jamaica hot mon". I don't have a picture of the fruit they came from but it looked like a pink Scotch Bonnet.


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FILIUS BLUE
CHICKEN HEART PEPPER
CHILI HOT PEPPERS
YATZY
FIRECRACKER CHILE
KUNG PAO PEPPER
Early Jalapenos
Orange Habaneros
jamaican Chocolate Habaneros
Yellow Scotch Bonnet
Red Scotch Bonnet
Red Savina Habanero
Trinidad Scorpion Butch T
Naga Morich
Naga dorset
Bhut Jolokia x Naga Jolokia
7pot douglah
bhut jolokia
thai hot
datil
Las Cruces
B.A. Cayenne
Long Red Thin Cayenne
tasmanian Habaneros
white Habaneros
spicy mustard
wild dynamo�s
hot lemon
cubanelle
Anaheim
Aji
tabasco
pablano
and a pepper i picked up from walmart called "Chili Pepper" which is the size and shape of a jalapeno, approaching the size of a cayenne, with very little heat.

there are more, I'm just not thinking of them.


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Add Chimayo to that list.


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Well, I should have known that was not my final list! LOL!!!

Placed a couple of seed orders yesterday, and have a couple of trades, and SASBE offers on their way, so I've added quite a few things to my list. I'll repost the real list once the seeds are in the dirt.

Maybe DH is right. I really DO need a 12 step program. : )

Bonnie


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  • Posted by esox07 4, S. Cent Wisc (My Page) on
    Thu, Jan 19, 12 at 19:01

Bonnie, 12 may not be enough.
Bruce


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My DH may want to sign me up

From ottawapepper (not sure if these are in order of SHU):

Purple Serrano
Alma (apple) pepper
Tequila Sunrise
Bih Jolokia
Douglah Chocolate 7 pot

From Chef Paul:

real (long) Thai Hot
Paper Lantern

My saved seed (may be crosses), most of the original seed came from Fedco, I also have some of the original seeds left)

Hot Portugal
birdseye Thai Hot
some long red hot I think I got from my cousin, or could be Portugal but looked bigger
red Hinkelhatz

Overwintered (keep your fingers crossed)

Hinkelhatz
Thai birdseye
hot mystery pepper
serrano that had been very prolific

Bought new seed:

Burpee "Hot Lemon"

Plus edamame, King of the North (Fedco) bell pepper, zucchini, yellow summer straightneck squash, a couple different types of pumpkins, 2 different types of pickling cukes and 1 salad cuke, 2 kinds of cherry tomatoes, 1 paste tomato, 2 heirloom beefsteak and 1 hybrid "salad" tomato (Glacier, not great but early), Clemson spineless okra, sugar snap peas, lettuce, arugula, 1 red and 1 white radish, and lots of herbs.

At least that's the plan - let's see what acutally gets planted. I'm also counting on some more heirloom tomatoes from my cousin, and looking for recommendations for more sweet and mild peppers since I'm overloaded on the hots.


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Somehow I ended up with way more than the 2-3 varieties I thought I would have this year. A good portion come from the Christmas gift from my stepdaughter.

Ampuis
Fish Pepper
Aji Lemon Drop
Aji Pineapple
Aribibi Gusano
De Arbol
Chimayo
Purple Serrano
Jalepeno M

And maybe some Aji Dulce, though I didn't like their flavor by themselves, they did interesting things to corn chowder. I'm interested to see if the Aji Lemon Drop taste different from the Aji Pineapple, they look so similar. I really like my APs pickled, and I just opened the jar that I pickle green on a whim... Excellent!


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I think I will stick to peppers I plan to eat fresh this year, as I have a freezer full of ghost, habs, scotch bonnets, cayennes and tabascos that I haven't processed yet.

I especially like fresh ghost peppers, and I attempted to overwinter my favorite plants but ended up giving up on them due to aphids. I do have a cutting of my favorite ghost that is staying small and still doing well. So, my list for fresh eating will be ghosts, cherry, hungarian hot, sweet banana and couple different jalapenos, and some sweet green and reds and a peter for fun. I'll probably grow most if not all in pots, as my potted peppers ripened much earlier last year then plants in the ground.

I will start seed in February and grow under T5 and LED lighting to put outside end of May.


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  • Posted by esox07 4a Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Thu, Jan 26, 12 at 13:18

Eating ghost peppers? I would love to watch you eat one. It still amazes me that anyone can eat one and not suffer. If you can, then you are my hero.
Bruce


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Bruce: We don't normally eat them whole, although I have eaten half of one in one bite before, which is pretty intense. Usually we cut them up in rings and put them in salads or fresh salsa or on burgers etc. It is also excellent in sauces like spaghetti, which gives a nice but not overwhelming throat warmth. Ghost peppers aren't near as hot when mixed with food then they are straight up. But the wonderful Ghost aroma and flavor does cut through even the strongest onion or garlic smells in a fresh salsa. I find the combination of citrus and smokey flavor in Bhuts better then any other superhots including habs.

You do acclimate to the heat fairly quickly though. I also found that the ghost peppers I put in oil and vinegar for winter use seem stronger then the fresh ones, although I don't know if it's the oil and vinegar, or the fact I eat less hots in winter, I can't say for sure.

Still looking for a good sauce recipe for the bags of them I have in the freezer.


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Getting ready to get started. Here's what I'm thinking so far:

Aji Amarillo
Ashe County Pimento
Bhut
Big Jim
Big Red Cayene
Biker Billy Jalapeno
Bolivian Rainbow
Brazilian Starfish
Caribbean Red Habanero
Chocolate Bhut
Chocolate Habinero
Congo Red
Datil
Devils Tongue
Fatali
Fish
Guajillo
Harolds St Barts
Hot Lemon
Hungarian Wax
Jalapeno Gigante
Jamacian Red Squash
Numex Hatch
Paper Lantern
Peter Pepper
Pinot Noir
Purple Jalapeno
Red Cheiro
Red Salvina
Ristra Cayene
Scotch Bonnet
7 Pot
7 Pot Brown Doughlah
7 Pot Yello
7 Pot Brain Strain
Shishito
Sweet Italian
Tabago Seasoning
Tobasco
Trinidad Scorpion
Trinidad Scorpion Butch-T
Trinidad Scorpion Cardi
Uba Tuba

I'm sure others will be added.

John


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I started some of my chinense's on Jan 20. I have 4 that sprouted.
2 yellow brain strain, 1 red brain stain, and 1 safi red bonnet. I
think I killed my douglah and mili habanero. I accidently let the
peat pellets dry out more than once. I'll be more careful now.
I will be starting the rest of my chinense's today.


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This group inspired and supported me in my first year ever of growing hot peppers- 2010. I had a great harvest.

Last year was a disappointment. Our summer was too cool and I only had one habanero and I got no fruit.

Maybe this summer will be warmer though.

Here is a link that might be useful: the fabulous summer of 2010


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  • Posted by esox07 4a Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Sun, Jan 29, 12 at 12:39

nancybeetoo: That is a nice looking pile of peppers. They are so nice looking they almost look fake. Sorry that 2011 didn't work out too well for you. 2012 will be better, I am sure.
Bruce


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  • Posted by esox07 4a Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Tue, Jan 31, 12 at 21:09

Well, I started mine this afternoon. Here is what I came up with. I have mapped out the 36 - 3" pots to keep them all straight.

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Funny thing is, I just checked them and after 5 hours, I still don't see any poking through. I just know this is going to be a stressful season.
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Bruce


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Love your organization, Bruce! I'm relying on little plastic tags, which could easily get misplaced. Maybe I need to create one of those maps, just in case.

My chinense and baccatum seeds were sown on January 24th. Still no sprouts, but without a heating pad, I usually don't see any hooks until about day 10. Doesn't mean I'm not checking the seed tray several times a day, just in case : )

Here's what's been sown so far:

Aji Angelo (2)
Aji Chinchi Amarillo (2)
Aji de la Tierra (2)
Aji Picante (2)
Aji Rojo (2)
Aji Yellow (2)
Belize Sweet (2)
Cachucha (2)
Cheiro Recife (2)
Cajamarca (2)
Grenada Seasoning (2)
Habanero Chocolate (2)
Habanero Peach (2)
Inca Red Drop (2)
Lemon Drop (2)
Pequin (2)
Pimenta Barro do Robiero (2)
Rain Forest (2)
Rocotillo (2)
Tobago Seasoning (2)
Trinidad Perfume (2)
Zavory (2)

I still need to locate some cheap 3" - 4" pots before it's time to transplant. Found a couple of places on line, but the shipping is pretty ridiculous.

It would be great if I could hold off on the annums until these have all germinated and been potted up, but I doubt I'll be able to wait that long.

Bonnie


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  • Posted by esox07 4a Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Tue, Jan 31, 12 at 23:46

Bonnie, here are some links to 3-4" containers on Ebay. Not too bad of prices, but watch the shipping charges.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-4-inch-Standard-plastic-flower-pots-4-X-3-1-2-/140674888875?pt=Planters_Pots&hash=item20c0e074ab

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOT-100-4-3-75-3-3-4-Inch-PLASTIC-FLOWER-NURSERY-POTS-Wholesale-price-/310372782568?pt=Planters_Pots&hash=item4843a8d1e8

There are others but you get the idea. Basically, you are looking at about 18 cents each for the second batch which includes shipping.
Bruce

Here is a link that might be useful: LOT OF 100 - 3 3/4 Inch for $17.99


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  • Posted by esox07 4a Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 1, 12 at 0:15

Oh, Bonnie,
If you prefer Amazon.com, you can get 180 - 3" square ones for about $25 which is about 14 cents each.
Bruce

Here is a link that might be useful: Amazon.com 3 inch seed starting pots


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Thanks for those links, Bruce! Believe it or not, I actually found something at Walmart today. This is the first time I've seen this particular product there. They are similar to the ones in your Amazon link, but they come with a watertight tray. They were $4.50. I got 6, which is only 108 pots, for $27. So, not as good a deal, but maybe worth it if you count the cost of the water tray. I'll probably still need a couple more, but I have absolutely no idea where I'm going to find enough room (and light) for the ones I just bought!

Bonnie


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  • Posted by esox07 4a Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 1, 12 at 18:06

Yes, I know what you mean bonnie about the walmart trays. i saw them too. I think they come with the clear dome too.
Bruce


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The 72 cell trays did, but the ones I got were just 18 - 3" pots in a plastic tray. Which is okay, since by the time I'm ready to pot up, I wouldn't still be using the domes anyway.


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  • Posted by esox07 4a Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 1, 12 at 19:11

Hmmmm, the ones I saw had a dome but they were 18 - 3" pots in a 10x20 tray. But yes, if you dont need the top, then I think you got a good deal. The tray is nice since it will keep the run off from watering contained.
Bruce


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Okay, somehow now I feel like I got cheated. : (


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  • Posted by esox07 4a Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 1, 12 at 21:03

Highaltranspplant, I will send you mine if you send me a 24"x12"x4" self addressed stamped box.
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Seriously, if you still want one and have a Menards Home Improvement in your area, you can pick one up there for about $1.

Bruce


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Wow, some impressive lists. You must spend many hours processing them, unless you just dry most of them. I have only a few kinds that I like to grow, but some that I haven't seen on any lists are the Hatch green chili's from New Mexico, and the Sandia chili as well. Both are mild though. I just recieved some seeds for Mulato Isleno that I ordered from St. Clair Heirloom seeds. They are a pablano shaped pepper, but up to 6 inches long. Thinking they will make good chili relleno.


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Why don't you just use cups. You can get them cheap at wholesale
clubs like Sams.


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I use foam cups from Big Lots - 51 cups for a dollar. But they are something I move my peat pods into once the true leaves start to show.

Its easy to over water in them, so holes must be punched in the bottom... But if you can neglect them just the right amount, they seem to do really well.


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  • Posted by esox07 4a Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 5, 12 at 0:09

Yes, disposable cups are always an alternative. punching holes in the bottoms is definitely recommended though.
Bruce


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Updating my grow list:
Orange Hab,
Big early Jalapenos,
Long Red Thin Cayenne
Thai Sun
Possibly Bhut Jolokia
Coming soon:
Trinidad Scorpion Butch T
Chimaya
Pretty in Purple
Glow in the Dark Purple
Yatzy
Chili De Arbol
Aji Yellow (peruvian)
Jamaican Chocolate Hab
Red Savina (if it grows out and proves to be NOT a red carribean),
Scotch Bonnet (yellow),
7pot douglah
7pot (unspecified from vendor),
chocolate Bhut,
Anaheim
Dorset Naga
Hinkelhatz (Chicken Heart - an amish heirloom)
Hot Lemon Hab
White Hab
Fire Cracker
Peppermania's Big Ass Cayenne
Golden Cayenne
Tazmanian Habanero
Mulato Isleno
Black Pearl
Punjabi Pepper
Firecracker
Hot Banana Pepper
Sweet Banana Pepper
Big Bertha Bell
Super Heavy Weight Bell
Whippets Tail
Las Cruces
Filius Blue
Kung Pao
Cubanelle
Tobasco
WM Brand Chili Peppers
Mammoth Jalapeno
Pimiento Pepper
Tepins
My Hybrids:
Thai Sun x Orange Habanero F1


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Today, I sowed all of the annums, 34 varieties. If you add that to the list of chinense and baccatums that I started 3 weeks ago, I'm growing 56 different peppers this year ... so far.

Here's what I sowed today:

Alma Paprika
Ancho San Luis
Barker
Biker Billy Hyb.
Black Hungarian
Bulgarian Carrot
Chile de Arbol
Chile Hidalgo
Chilhaucle Amarillo
Chilhaucle Rojo
Chimayo
Cochiti
Cosa Arrugada
Costeno Amarillo
Fish
Fresno
Guajillo
Hawaiian Sweet Hot
Jaloro
Japone
Melrose
Mulato Isleno
Piment d'Espelette
NuMex Pinata
Pusztagold
Sandia
Santa Fe Grande
Sucette de Provence
Tollie's Sweet Italian
Jimmy Nardello
Espanola Improved
Big Jim
Patio Red Marconi

I've got about half a dozen of the first batch up now : )

I think I'm done with the list, but since I'm hosting the pepper swap, it's possible something irresistible could come my way ...

Bonnie


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Yeah... my list doesn't include whatever comes back from the swap... Sent 17 I think, packets of seed... My list could swell to the low 60s as well.


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Finally got my list finalized and seeds ordered for what I don't already have.

I'm always amazed at the number of plants / varieties some of you grow!

Many of these are repeats every year, a few are new to me. I try to rotate something new in every year just for fun.

Repeats:
Big Jim
Orange Habanero
Ancho 101
Lemon Drop
Jamaica Scotch Bonnet
Chocolate Habanero

New to me:
ANCHO SAN MARTIN HYBRID
Aji Chinchi Amarillo
Thai Hot
Guajillo
PASILLA BAJIO
NUMEX SUAVE ORANGE
Guam Boonie


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Part of my reason for growing so many, is that I have several acres bought and paid for, but have been unable to find employment for about two years. I do odds and ends to make ends meet.... But especially lately, I find my self with a LOT of time for hobbies.

I'm likely putting in another 10x10 bed tomorrow for peppers. Then going to line my driveway. Probably.

Part of my land was old horse pasture... Areas are particularly well fertilized. Plus I have rabbits, chickens, and ducks.

I haven't planted the area that was once the houses main garden. It is beside what was apparently the burn pit. But it needs some maintenance. I figure there is about a half acre, that looks like it was once planted (nice black soil, and a short fence)and is currently full of weeds.

I till with a shovel though...

Makes for slow going.


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Yeah, I'm very limited on useable space. If I had the room, I'd probably be doing the same thing! Only, not with a shovel. ;-) that's hard-core!


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Started mine on the weekend. 72 cell tray on a heat mat and controller. I expect to see some come up soon.


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i have a blog where i have been tracking the progress of the growing season so far. also some DIY, recipes, and hot sauce reviews.

2012 growing season:
paper lantern
fatalii
white habanero
mustard habanero
jamaican chocolate habanero
lemon drop
bulgarian carrot
serrano
jalapeno
ring of fire
hot banana
thai dragon
(maybe tabasco)

Here is a link that might be useful: click here to see photo & blog


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Jalapeno
Tam Jalapeno
Cayenne
hot wax
Serrano

Sweets:
Red Bull Horn
Yellow Banana


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I see Hot Wax on many peoples lists, is it spectacularly good to the point where everyone needs to have it? or just unique.


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  • Posted by esox07 4a Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 17, 12 at 23:08

Jsschrstrucks:
The Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper. It is pretty common actually. The thing is that they are hot but even I can eat them. They are a hot pepper that isn't going to light up most people. They are great on sandwiches too. Here is a picture of a batch that I "pickled" last year.
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They and another batch of about 8 jars were all consumed months ago. I am growing some more of them along with some Sweet Banana Peppers this year.
Bruce


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Those look great! I really feel like I should be growing some and pickle for sandwiches, but, I find that I just don't make sandwiches at home that often or something. I love pickled peppers on sandwiches, but, never seems to happen at home. Is it too late to make a new year's resolution?? haha!


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  • Posted by esox07 4a Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 18, 12 at 0:21

tsheets: I eat a lot more sandwiches at home when I have those peppers. Grow one or two plants just for the heck of it and check 'em out. I think I got some seeds if you want them.
Bruce


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Hmm... I make three varieties of hot sauce right now... the hotter ones are much more popular... But my mom, and a few others like the mild sauce. Up until recently, I've been getting the "assorted salad pepper mix" from my grocery store for 1$ the day before they throw them out, and using those for her hot sauce...

Its never been bad, but its also never been the same.

If she can handle Hungarian wax peppers, then I might just grow some specifically for her.


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Wow- those are some impressively long and hot lists. I'll be growing in a greenhouse at 8500 ft, so my list is much shorter. And I'm a wuss, so it's got a lot less heat as well!
"Hots"-
Jalapeno M
Grenada Seasoning

Sweets-
Gypsy
Red Stuffing
Yellow Stuffing


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If you want it, you can increase your tolerance over time... Just try spicier peppers - maybe not a super hot... but perhaps habanero... or even cayenne... The more you consume, the higher your tolerance will become, the hotter foods you can consume, and again the higher your tolerance.

I think everyone here started out at the stage where jalapenos were spicy.

I barely notice the heat any more, and I eat habaneros like candy (smoke it, puree it, use it by the tablespoon on food :D).


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Started? Some of us are still there. =P


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Jsschrstrcks, thanks for the advice. I think I'm pretty entrenched in Jalapeno-only land though :P


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Here's what I started today (in a 50-cell and a 72-cell flat).

From ottawapepper (not sure if these are in order of SHU), 5 each:

Purple Serrano
Alma (apple) pepper
Tequila Sunrise
Bih Jolokia
Douglah Chocolate 7 pot

From Chef Paul (5 each):

real (long) Thai Hot
Paper Lantern

From Smokemaster ( each):

Padron (12)
Pepperoncini (12)
Pimento Tangerine (6)
Cascabel (5)

Last year's seed (from Fedco)

red Hinkelhatz (5)

Saved seed
mystery Anaheim/Numex type (10)

Overwintered (keep your fingers crossed)

1 Hinkelhatz going strong (never put in basement)
1 Thai birdseye hanging in there
1 hot mystery pepper
1 serrano that had been very prolific

Bought new seed:

Burpee "Hot Lemon" (12 seeds in 6 cells)
Burpee Jalapeno Gigante (12 seeds in 6 cells)
Serrano (12 seeds in 6 cells)

Bell peppers:

King of the North (seed from last year - 20 seeds in 10 cells)

Burpee Carnival mix (couple different Calif. Wonders, etc.) - 24 seeds in 12 cells

Ran out of flats!


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That's quite a list! You're gonna be a busy gal!


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I figure I'll be lucky if 40% of them make it through the season, figure 10-20% might never germinate, 10% more won't make it through repotting, 10% more will be lost hardening off and 10% more won't survive transplanting. If I get 2 out of each 5 superhot varieties that will be enough for us, but I had to start enough bells and sweets to sell (can always buy some starts of the bells but I hope I get a good number of Padrons and others that smokemaster sent me).

Tomatoes tomorrow - back was killing me bending over, and it wasn't too good this AM after spending 3 hrs yesterday stacking firewood. I need a good potting bench/countertop.

Peas, etc. will be direct-sown once the ground warms up.


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Finally, I've weeded through the 300+ starts of 54 varieties for myself and friends and have arrived at my 2012 grow list.

I am so in the dog house. This is the second year I've promised my long suffering GF that I'll keep it to 15 - 18 pots and not take over the backyard with peppers. I have failed again. It must be genetic?

I'll be growing one or two of each of the following varieties:

Heat
7 Pot
7 Pot Douglah
7 Pot JF
7 Pot Jonah
Aji Cito
Bhut Jolokia
Bih Jolokia
Billy Goat
Bonda ma Jacques
Bulgarian Spicy
Chimayo
Chocolate Bhut
Christmas Bell
Congo Trinidad
Datil
Dorset Naga
Fatilli
Nagabon
NuMex Jalundo
Piri Piri
Poblano
Scotch Bonnet - Chocolate
Takanotsume
Thai
Trinidad Scorpion
Trinidad Scorpion Butch T
Trinidad Scorpion FG
Trinidad Scorpion Moruga

Sweet
Bell Boy
Jupiter
Kurtovska Kapija
Summer Sun
Sorok Sari

Ornamental
Black Cuban
NuMex Twilight
Yellow Jelly Bean


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ruthz, I am interested in a pepper on your list, Aji Dulce. I am wondering what you can tell me about it. Is it hot? Because the name implies that it is sweet.

I am growing aji amarillo (yellow aji from Peru) this year and only concentrating on that. I might do sweet bell peppers, as I love them, but have never had luck growing them.


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Hi all!

This year I've started:

Queen Laurie
Peach Habanero
Grenidad Seasoning
Limon
Jamaican Hot Chocolate
Hot Portugal
Early Jalapeno (I haven't grown this in years!!)
Chocolate Habanero (from my garden)
Serrano
Pequin type pepper from my garden
Black Pearl
Peter
chocolate scotch bonnet
alma paprika

I'm so frustrated, I had seeds trying to start under a heating mat, but now I think they didn't have room to breathe, that's why these didn't sprout until I gave up(wish I didn't):
bhut jolokia
bhut jolokia assam
jamaican hot chocolate
padron

some I have to start asap:

yellow orange manzano #3 vallarta
peppadew
cascabella
yellow manzano gt
ecuador reo x peru baseball rocoto
pi 260250
cayenne from India
red rocket
two mystery mixes
goat horn
gammi
numex big jim
cherry
hot banana
long red slim
hot firecracker
crimson torpedo
ordono
ornamental

i keep telling myself not to order more seeds - but I'd really like several more varieties, lol

for sweets I've got to start:

corno di torro
sigaretta dolce
jimmy nardello
mini chocolate bell
sweet cherry
mini-orange
patio-red

two things I'm doing different this year, being my peppers didn't do well last year as the soil was a first year amended soil is 1) doing all my peppers in containers - the ones I did last year in containers did fantastic and 2) I'm planting three seeds per container, and letting go of the two weakest ones.

I have so many different garlics I planted last year too, it's so fun to try to grow the things I love.

Many thanks to Smoke that gave me so many different unknowns to me last year, I am attempting to grow them this year and get a harvest!


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New tries this year
Hot Kil
Tulip
Surmeli
A Pea size really-really hot unknown pepper from a Korean coworker

Lots of basics
Peter (Can't resist)
tobago
Jimmy N
etc

Last year sold at Farmers Market...This year, no way!

Just signed up for my first seed exchange(new here). Can't WAIT to sign up for next years. I'm addicted to tomatoes, peppers, garlics, onions, ....can't seem to get enough. Looks like I'm in good company.


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Updated pepper list:

Bhut Jolokia
Butch T Trinidad Scorpion
7-Pot Douglah
Sweet Red Cherry
Sweet Banana Pepper
Uba Tuba / Christmas Bell
Pinot Nior
NuMex Halloween Ornamental
Masquerade Ornamental


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Here is my list of peppers ranging from moderate heat to scorching:

Beaver Dam
Banana
Numex Big Jim
Ancho Gigantea
Purple Jalapeno
Early Jalapeno
Fish
Serrano
Aji Cristal
Cayenne
Tabasco
Pequin
Thai Hot
Habanero (Orange)
Naga Morich
Bhut Jolokia

I began growing the hottest chiles indoors about two months ago since they have relatively long maturation times; there's nothing like seeing the flowers open so early in the traditional season! I already transplanted some habaneros in the ground because I was running out of indoor space (it better not frost). Best luck to all this year!


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Oops, I apologize for the quick follow-up post. The sweet peppers I'll be growing are:

Chocolate Beauty
Flavorburst
Feherozon Paprika
Marconi Red

Has anyone heard about the new pepper "Orange Blaze"? As a fast-maturing orange bell, it won an AAS distinction last year. At all of the seed companies I have searched online, it has been sold out/back-ordered (probably until half the summer has past). Is anyone growing it or know where seeds might be available sooner rather than later?


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> > bhutjolokia
> > bhut smooth skin
> > bhut yellow
> > bhut chocolate
> > peach bhut
> > assam bhut
> > bhut indian carbon
> > bhutxdouglah
> > bhutxscorp
> > trinidad scorpion
> > yellow cardi scorp
> > butch-t
> > scorp moruga blend
> > scorp orange
> > chocolate scorp
> > 7pot
> > 7 yellow
> > 7brown
> > 7 chocolate
> > 7 douglah
> > 7 orange
> > 7 chaguanas
> > 7primo
> > 7 brainstrain
> > 7 jonah
> > 7 barrackapore
> > 7pot yellowx choc bhut
> > naga morich
> > naga chocolate
> > naga bombay
> > naga dorsett
> > fatalii
> > fatalii red
> > habalokia
> > red carribean
> > bonda ma jaques
> > beni highlands
> > harold's st. barts
> > antallais carribean
> > curacao red
> > dominican red
> > grenada seasoning
> > jamaican scotch bonnet
> > congo trinidad
> > tree hab red
> > tree hab orange
> > chiltepin
> > chiltepin amarillo
> > wild brazil
> > cumari pollux
> > wiri wiri
> > jalapeno
> > serrano
> > tobasco
> > safi annuum
> > brown berbere
> > nubian
> > maui purple
> > venezuelan purple
> > purple UFO
> > aji lemon
> > aji yellow
> > aji benito
> > burkina irulena
> > rat turd
> > malaguetta
> > red kona
> > african devil
> > hanoi red
> > thai hot
> > tomabello
> > sheepnose pimento
> > red cheiro
> > pinguito de mono
> > datil
> > inca red drop
> > hinklehatz
> > chinese five color
> > goat's weed
> > mek phet
> > joker's hat
> > black hungarian
> > black prince
> > black birdseye
> > fresno
> > purira
> > naga jolokia pc-1
> > coral reef
> > orange grove
> > criolla sella
> > nepali orange
some are overwintered, some started in Jan, some in feb,some in march. If my other half wouldnt murder me I would've planted the other 45or 50 varieties i picked up through trades this winter, but once I hit 150 plants the woman started letting me know she wanted some space for the rest of the veggies :) i wont be too upset once ibite into my first heirloom tomato!
-Paul


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How is it that I'm scrolling down through that entire list as fast as my scroll wheel will take me, and yet I still manage to have "rat turd" jump right out at me? =P


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Ok now that the plants have arrived with no substitutions (in case of out of stock) I can participate in this thread.

Hab - black
Hab - white
Hab - choc
Hab - regular ole orange
Jal - purple
Jal - Biker Billy (just got one plant... seeing if size does matter)
Fatalii - my FAVORITE!
Bhut Jolokia
Aconcagua - a sweet variety for stuffing, salads, etc
Diablo Sweet - also for stuffing, etc

Prob going to start some Manzano Amarillo tonight too. Even though it's May.. and I prob won't see fruit for a few months.. we can go as late as early November here (and it's already getting hot) so I will definitely have something.

Erin


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