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My eyes were to big for pepper garden dreams

Posted by snowmanaxp 7b (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 29, 09 at 8:54

Well, I knew I started a lot of peppers for the space I intended to plant them. But when I actually began to plant them out I knew I was in way over my head. I just started to cram them together. It is going to be a jungle in my garden.

I'll take this as a learning experience and hope to reduce the number of plants for next year. My problem is I always want to try new types. I have to have my jalapenos. And then I am trying out a the red Caribbean and a scotch bonnet both from Fiedlermeister. Also this year I am trying several mild chilies from Feidlermesiter and Smokemaster along with several bell peppers. I like the sweet ones too. But if I can find some sweet and mild chillies to replace the bells I will. This is part of the reason I have so many plants. I think of it as the shotgun approach to finding peppers I like.

Last year I tried several that were way to hot for me to eat, I'll have to work on that. So I decided then that I needed to scale down the heat on a bunch so that they weren't just ornamental plants.

I still have 8 plants left, but I don't think they will make it into the ground.

Sorry no pictures as of yet.

Snowman


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RE: My eyes were to big for pepper garden dreams

Snowman, you are not alone. My eyes are always bigger than my garden.


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RE: My eyes were to big for pepper garden dreams

I too will have way too many plants for the number of containers and the space to put them. Friends, neighbors and relatives will be getting my extra peppers and toms(whether they want them or not, lol).


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RE: My eyes were to big for pepper garden dreams

we always make jellies, yes with the hot and sweet peppers. as well i give away alot to coworkers and family. every time some one uses a pepper they did not have to pay for is great for me...i am up to 20peppers and 5 tomatoes. now i am taking over a bigger part of my yard so i can expanded this season..all container in the socal desert...


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RE: My eyes were to big for pepper garden dreams

Sounds like you need to get some containers, snowman! :-)


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RE: My eyes were to big for pepper garden dreams

I was glad to see I'm not the only one!

No one in my family even eats hot peppers (I bought 9 plants), so I did buy one bell for the three of them to share.

With my cayennes, I like to make little ristas with them & put them on top of Christmas presents, this helps justify (a little) growing so many peppers.


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"But if I can find some sweet and mild chillies to replace the bells I will."

I've had the same issue with wanting a sweet/fruity thick-walled pepper for a while. Hopefully (looking very likely) I'll have some new seed to sling around this coming fall/winter for a 3"x1.5"-ish sweet chili.

I like bell peppers, but I really don't need a 1/3-1/2lb. bell pepper every time i want some pepper for a salad or a light addition to cooking. There's enough smaller sized hot thick-wall peppers out there...there needs to be more smaller sweet/fruity ones in circulation, imo.

Here is a link that might be useful: sweet pepper example (note: 2 midribs removed)


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RE: My eyes were to big for pepper garden dreams

It's good to know I am not alone. I was fairly sure of this since I have been reading this forum for a while now.

I used to do containers because we were always in an apartment or townhouse. We to NC this past fall from PA and we now have a small garden area that I think will get enough sun. One big tree in my backyard really shades varying parts of the yard all day long, so the full sun locations are minimal.

@nc-crn, I would love to try your thick walled sweet pepper.

I am growing a pimento tangerine, peri-peri, aji dulce and biquinho peppers for small sweet ones this year.


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Send them over here. I put in 72 plants this year and will find a place for any orphans. :)


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RE: My eyes were to big for pepper garden dreams

"@nc-crn, I would love to try your thick walled sweet pepper"

if they come true to type (which i expect they will at this point) i'll have some seed this fall for SASE and will let the board know.


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RE: My eyes were to big for pepper garden dreams

Last year I did six Hungarian wax peppers, and that gave me more than enough......

This year, I have one Hungarian (which I kept in a pot over the winter), and
I'll have two Thai chilis (that I started from seed in February). I actually
started a tray of Thai chilis, but I've been giving them out to gardener friends,
as I just don't have room for all of them.

Josh


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Speaking of sweet peppers...I am soooo gonna have a good dish made when the three buds I already see on this one make me some sweet yellow bells.

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RE: My eyes were to big for pepper garden dreams

No such thing as too hot.
Temper the heat with the sweet peppers to get a blend that either pepper by themself could never make.

No such thing as too many pepper plants.

I could never decide which pepper to grow so I decided to grow them all. LOL

Capsicum Annuum
Cascabel , Black Pearl , Hungarian Hot Wax , Hungarian Yellow Wax , Large Red Cherry , Black Negro De Arbol , Cherry Bomb , Fresno , New Mexico , Chile Negro/Pascilla Bajio , California Chile , Shishito , Red Mushroom , Yellow Mushroom , Greek Pepperoncini , Anahiem , Jalapeno M , Volcano Hybrid , Sweet Banana , Hot Banana , Cascabella , Cubanelle , Long Thin Cayene , Serrano , Poblano , Jalapenolite , Nu Mex Twilight , Mat's Hot Cherry , Explosive Ember , Pequin , Red Missle , Thai Red Hot ,Chilaca Pascilla , Chile De Arbol , Sandia Hot , Nu Mex Sweet , NuMex Garnet , Maraba PI 497977 , Arledge , Remic , Venus , Chile Tepin , Bermuda Hot , Mexican Bird , Cveta Hot/Rainbow Chile f1 , Fish , Turkish Cayene , Corno Verde Hybrid , cveta hot f2hybrid , Ethiopian Brown Berbere , Carribe , Guajillo , Aji Amarillo , Orange Thai , Chilhaucle Amarillo , Goats Weed , Inca Lost , Mayan Love Pepper , Peter Pepper Orange , Pingueta De Mono , Costeno Amarillo , Bulgarian Carrot , Gold Cayene , Santa Fe Grande , Pimento , Little Nubian , Sweet Mini , Wenks Yellow Hot , Balloon , Chicken Heart , Pico De Gallo , PI224433 , chihuacle rojo , Explosive Blast , Padron , Italian Roaster , Lombardo Pepperoncini , Santaka Hot Asian , Early Jalapeno , Serrano Tampiqueno , Flourescent Purple , Royal Black , Piquillo , Broome , Rainbow Mix , Cabeza De Lagarto , Chichien , De Rata , Grif 1548 , Lumbre , PhulJadi , Filipino , Golden Treasure , Sheepnose , Corno De Torro , Black Scorpion Tongue , Chervena Chushka , Burning Bush , Bolivian Rainbow , Purple Serrano , Golden Nugget , Jimmy Nardello's , Gypsy , Puya , Black Hungarian , Marbles , Haiti Cluster , Ammazzo , Chinese Multicolor , Holy Mole Hybrid , Starburst , Tequilla Sunrise , Barker Hot , Masquarade , AlakuZold , XIGole , Etna , Sarga Czeresznue , Piment'DEspelette , Chilhaucle Negro , Peter Pepper Yellow , Aji Cereza , Purple Pequin , Petit Marseilais , Dundicutt , Nora , Pili Pili-PI 194722 , Macho , Key Largo , College 64L , Frigatello , Super Chile , Rooster Spur , Hot Apple , Aji Rojo , Aji Crystal , Large Poblono , Paprila Supreme , Italian Gourmet , Kim's Jalapeno , Floral Gem , Tepin var.aviculare , peperone , pequin vae. glabrisculum , beaver dam , Spanish Red , Verengata TriFetti , Peter Pepper Red , Largo Purple , Little Elf , Filus Blue , Purple Jalapeno , Pretty Purple , Portokolova Fifironka PI 370374 , Mongolian , Mek Phet , Gum Drop , Ring Of Fire , Cascabella Bola , Ecuador Hot , Praire Fire , Yellow Bedder , Long La , Buran Sweet , Macskapiros Cat Red , Parker Hot , Ancho San Luis , Chilcostle , Red Jalapino , Hot Banana , pimento tangerine ,Bola , Chung-sol , Qquary gochu , Delicious , The Giant , Put-gochu , Aljja , I like everything , Kimchi PepperTae-yang , Hong-gochu , Peruvian Purple , Diaulicchi , Chilacate , Demon Red , catarina , carolina cayenne , bulldog , cherry hot , conchiti , dutch hot , fogo , garden salsa , gorogled bel liut , hanoi red , hungarian death hot , biker billi , baccio di satana , arizona toothpick , agua blanca , african bird-orange , acolarimento , kung pao , lazaretti , piccante di cayenne , pimento picon , portagal cayenne , cayenne super , sabes , sudanese hot , szechuan , thomas jefferson cayenne , jalapeno hybrid-heaven , long red slim , hawaiian sweet hot , chaco , st.helena, hanoi market , long hungarian green , sweet yellow cherry , confetti , chocolate cherry , chahua , balada , cow horn , rouge de la bresse . jalapa , ho chi minh , czech black , bombero , galaguera , feher ozon paprika , georgia flame , aurora , maule's red hot , alma paprika , garden sunshine , fushimi , pritamin paprika , pusztagold , new mex 6-4 , hatch , dianonte market cherry , portugal cayenne , pimento picon , zambia , verigated striped , devils toothpick , south korea unknowns-1,2,&3 , south Korea cross , South Korea ornamental-purple , South Korea tiny ornamantal , bulgarian spicy , island delight , island hellfire , kogi , puerto valarta , pointsetta , singapore , salmon , trotolino amarosa , thai dragon , assam , cap 1473 , Texas Chile Petines , firecracker pequin , sweet cherry , nu mex big jim , corno di toro-yellow , yellow thai , thai burapa , indian jwala , philipine long green , chinese 5 color , long purple cayenne , siling lara , onza rojo , verigata , nu mex sunflare , pretty in purple , purple tiger , cap 1546 , black cluster , florida wild , prik ki nue thai bird , cigana gypsy , feferona red , kalocsai 622 , romanian red , macska sarga yellow , szegedi 20 , surajmukhi , robustini pepperoncini , goghuku togarashi , kalocsai v2 , chilli tepin , aji panca , thai mound , chimayo , hawiian aweet hot , topepo rosso , processing cayenne , wrinkled old man , la reina's bird , mulato islano , caloro , McMahon's texas bird , chile pequin , tepin , orosko , nu mex bailet pequin , tepin , nu mex joe e. parker , padrodo chile , tri color verigata-from england-w.robinson , cayenne yellow/orange-england , PI 438619 , orozco , Kulman's tomato pepper , pepper joe's big jim , hungarian wax-gt , mild jalapeno-99 seed , cayenne-99 seed , golden greek pepperoncini-gt , zapotec jalapeno-oaxacan , blueberry , abbraccio , aussie black, ardei , algeria riojana , black cuban , black namaqualand , black prince
Capsicum Baccatum
Atomic Starfish , Lemon Drop , Aji Limon , Aji Angelo , Aji Habanero , Inca Red Drop , Kaleidoscope , Guyana PI
199506 , Rain Forrest , Praetermissun var Baccatum , Brazilian Pumpkin , Aji Chinchi Amarillo , Bishops Crown , DongXaun Market , Earbob PI 159272 , Peruvian Orange-Naranga-PI 446900 , Inca Berry , Aji Omnicolor , Aji Amarillo-Peru , baccatum pea , Fire Fox , Grif 9221 , Polumbo PI 439411 , chinchu uchu , aji norteno , aji red , brazillion arbolito , Joker Hat , Albertos , Queen Laurie PI 281405 , Bulgarian Teardrop PI 439370 , Aji Pineapple , Aji Picante , Bigit Locoto , Aji Santa Cruz , Aji Verde PI 290983 , Heart throb PI 260574 , Peito de Moca , Dedo de Moca red , brazillian starfish , aji limon , el oro de equador PI594244 , criola sella , aji colorado , lami spiral , aji benito , chayusa ruso , aji cito , Capsicum Praetermissum Var. Baccatum , Aji De La Tierra , peruvian Creole PI 594605 , aji blanco cgn 21470 , cap 220 , aji panca , yellow russian , kellu uchu , exploding fire , aji amarillo mirasol , bacato da orto , aji umba red , napalese bell , grif 9207 , cgn 17028 , PI 315741 , PI 260579-2 varieties , aji linto-peru , banana aji-peru , aji escabeche PI 260580 , bulgaria P???I 439380 , aji hot , aji cochabamba cap 829 , aji #6 , brazilian white , brazil red olive
Capsicum Chinense
Red Savina , Habanero Arbol , White Habanero , Orange Habanero , Cancun"Carlos" Habanero Red , Cancun "Carlos" Habanero Orange , Red Habanero , Naga Morich , Chocolate Scotch Bonnet , Fatalii Yellow , Carribean Red , Congo Trinidad , wild brazil , Yellow Trinidad , Red Dominica , 7Pod , Habanero Brown , Gold Bullet , Big Sun Yellow Scotch Bonnet , Trinidad Scorpion , Trinidad Scorpion FG , Trinidad Perfume , Royal Goldn PI 315023 , Datil , Cumari ou Passarinho PI 497985 , Columbian Orange Lantern PI 275127 , Cachuca , Billy Goat , Bhut Jolokia , Fatalii Red , Paper Lantern , Jamaican Yellow Hot , Madam Janette , PI 215733-Peruvian Chinense , PI 224448-Tangerine Bell , PI 224706-Chile Blanco , Chocolate Habanero , Safi Red Habanero , Yellow Habanero , Peach Habanero , Mustard Habanero , Dorset Naga , Aji Dulce #2 , Aji Dulce Yellow , Cumari , Harolds St. Bart , Burkina Yellow , Jamaican Hot Chocolate , Red Mushroom , Aji Limo , Quintisho , Arivivi or Arabibi Gusano PI 5733 , Bido Tacana PI543181 , Carmine PI 214730 , Yellow Mushroom , Guyana Tragedy PI 238046 , Habanero Manzano , Peruvian Shiney Red , Habanero Punta Giallo , Limon , Black Congo , Aji Umba , Foodorama Scotch Bonnet , Congo Brown , Purple Habanero , Martinique, maraba , Cleos Dragon , White Bullet , BGH 1725 Yellow , Tasmanian Habanero , Rocotillo , Naga Jolokia , Devils Tongue , Tobago Seasoning , Jamaican Scotch Bonnet , Scotch Bonnet , Maui Purple , ADelberto's Habanero Brazil , Market Peach Habanero , Wiri Wiri , PI 159263 Yellow # 2 , Antilles Carribean , TFM Scotch Bonnet , Congo De Nicaraugua , Jamaican Red Hot , Uvilla Grande PI 281393 , Tree Habanero GT , Chocolate Habanero -Long , Chocolate Brown Habanero , Red Mushroom GT , Bhut Jolokia IC Strain -Special , Fatalii X Peruvian Chinense , Peruvian White Habanero , Burkina Hot , Datil X Limon , Bonda Ma Jackque , Ecuadorian Devils Breath , Pimenta De Neyde , Bode Red , 7 Molhos , Cabaca , Biquinho , beni highlands , surinam habanero , chocolate congo , numex suave , white habanero , west indy , red habanero , chocolate brown habanero , scotch bonnet , squash pepper , tiger teeth , caiene , peruvian serlano , bonnet bell cross , aji chumbo , pi 224424 , pi 257068 , pi 260484 , 7 pot #1 and #2 chaguanas trinidad ,7 pot #1,2,3,4 , trinidad scorpion #2,3 , aji dulce de venezufla , orange chiero , goat , amazon , Aji Panca , Limon Grande , Trinidad Scorpion Morouga ,SBS Demon Habanero , SBS Scotch Bonnet , SBS Chocolate Habanero , SBS Fatalii Hybrid , grif 9246 , 7 pot jonah , yellow bumpy , datil Xaji dulce , cumari cross SBS version , jamaican scotch bonnet brown , aji umba red , cheiro recite , charipita , barbados , trinidad scorpion-bank , trinidad scorpion cross-bank , 7 pot sr strain , bih jolokia lt.green special strain , chile amazon roma , tobago sweet scotch bonnet , cajamaica , yellow scorpion cardi , 7 pot long large strain , trinidad scorpion sr strain , bombay morich , ivory habanero , naga morich gonzo gardens , trinidad douglah , bih orange , trinidad scorpion morouga blend , habanero robetona , habanero scutaba , habanero peach , chocolate fatalii , limo blanco , market habanero pastel , aji limo rojo , red fire scotch bonnet , scarlet lantern , red scotch bonnet , orange scotch bonnet , bhut jolokia , bhut jolokia , giant bhut jolokia , bhut jolokia , nu mex suave red , pimento de cheiro , peach lantern , trinidad spice , Grif 9238 , Cgn 21560 , CGN 21469 , CGN 22095 , PI 215737 , PI 224428 , PI 224449 , PI 257127 , PI260523 , PI257136 , PI 315008 , PI 315028 , PI 315029 , PI 438535 , PI439443 , PI439447 , PI 439449 , PI 439478 , PI 593609 , PI 543205 , trinidad mild-england , peach chiero , red datil , aji chombo , bode vermelha , aji vermelha big , amachito , bih jolokia , bhut jolokia , arriba saia , bode amerela , chinchi ucho , fogoso habanero , cancun habanero , caranog , cappucino habanero , peru mosquicho , st. hellens island yellow , golden habanero , st. martins seasoning , condors beak habanero , egg shaped
Capsicum Frutescens
Japones , Hot Portagal , Purira , Red Chile , Naga Jolokia , Puta Madre , Zimbabwe Bird , Golden Frutescens PI 257083 , Grif 9197 Costa Rican Red Frutescens , Ata Ijosi , Eximium Type #1 59414 , Yellow Tabasco , Hawiian Super Hot , Takanotsume , Tabasco Greenleaf , Bradley's Bahamian , Piment Malagueta , ata barukono , brazilian
malagueta , Laungi , Meght , Flame Fountain , African Devil , Tabasco , Indian PC1 , Siling Labuyo , Pili Pili , Aji Pajarito , vietnamese tearjerker , gundu red , damini , new delhi long pc2 , nepali orange polo pipiki , fire serrano , not awi cgn 22168 , cream thai , angkor sunrise , guam boonies , Adorno , aji chilco calentana cap 829 , aji pajarito de baleares , cabe rawit
Capsicum Pubescens
PI 593930 Ecuador Pubenscens , Yellow Manzano , Orange Manzano , Orange Rocoto , Red Manzano , Chile De Seda , Red Rocoto PERU , Manzano Amarillo , Yellow Rocoto , orange and yellow-store , yellow-store , big yellow- store , peach- store , orange and yellow strange -store , orange mutant- store , orange and purple -store , long twisted -store , apple shaped -store , red rocoto- english seed vender , yellow rocoto- english seed vender , orange manzano-tradewinds , red manzano-tradewinds , yellow manzano-tradewinds , PI585261 , canario
C. Chacoense -3 different ones/sources-might be the same ones - plants growing
C. Gaopagoense PI 97450083,cgn22208(no seeds for these but a plant growing for PI 97450083)
C. Eximum (plant growing)
C, Preatermissum (plant growing)
A bunch of Unknowns
White cone shaped pepper-England , chicanna purple , alaepia , chinese ornamental , vietnamese , vietnamese market chile , korubo , purple glow in the dark , elephant's ear , kobra , salazar/garcial coronodo heirloom , long red sweet#1+2-England , Kisser , adjali pepper-algerian-France , elephant's ear , mockingbird pea , almost seedless turkish pepper -England, vietnamese siagon , purple glow in the dark , korubo , robyns red , chicanna purple , chinese ornamental , sweet long red-England , #2 sweet long red-England , vietnamese , sweet yellow cone-england , china unknown #3+#4-Chris , thialand unknown-Chris , cambodian unknown-Chris , laos unknown -Chris, Chinese Licorice(Banana pepper I think- from trade) , PI 438638-Chris , TC07246-Chris , PI 441633 , PI 439463 , belgian X bumpy , ata big , bia bia , blackberry , de la brese , cabai chilli tree

Still looking for more varieties. :)
30 more comming in soon. :)

Addicted,who me?
Naaaaa,no way.I can stop growing peppers whenever I want to.


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grow list-not trades

The list abive is NOT a trade list,I have to grow pods before I get seeds.It's what I'm trying to grow this year in 2 plantings-dec.sprouts and july...
Then IF I have the time (and I haven't been laid off from work)I will issolate some unopened buds for seed.


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I concur... I was at my locate vegetable plant place. They have awesome plants that they grow from seed and their prices are like $1.20 for 4 plants. I ended getting 4 red Caribbean, 8 Hungarian hots, one I never heard of before as well as a few other plants. I hope my neighborhood loves hot peppers! I also got tomatoes out the wazoo as well!


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Google for a sweet variety named "Yummy". Prolific, small to medium, so sweet you'll stand in the garden and eat like apples. (is how they got their name)


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smoke: I hear you are the pepper man...seed exchange? =) I could use some cool pepper seeds.


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Veggie gardener:
No trade list on your page.
Wants or haves....

Some Dude:
Why give them away?Smoke,Dry,grind and make spice mixes.
You can also add dry weeds(herbs)to the powders for soups stews etc.
Nothing wrong with sharing the wealth but winters get long and somewhat pod free-depending where you live.

I'm lucky I can grow pretty much year round.

Now what is that one you never heard of Called?

I found a couple new ones this year,2 unknows (like goat weed),3 more unknows at the $.99 store a black cobra-mexico at the nursery.


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Woohoo, I'm not alone! I've been using my excess peppers/herbs in a dry wing rub. My baby cousin is selling it to his fraternity brothers at barbecues!


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I would love to dry my peppers, but I do not have a dehydrator yet. I really want one, just can't afford it yet.

I was out looking at the garden last night, and man it is going to look like one giant carpet of green pepper leaves when the plants get bigger.

Some of the ones I planted were already 2 feet tall and bushy when I planted them out (I started the C.annumms way too early). I feel lucky that they did as well as they did under lights for so long.


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smokemaster: Texas Sweet Onions (how do I get seeds for these?), vine strawberries, San Marzano Organic tomatoes, Mammoth Dill Weed, Serrano peppers, Jalapeno Early Organic peppers, yellow bell peppers, california wonder bell peppers, sweet red peppers, Indian Princess Nasturtiums, bush strawberries, Mucho Nacho Jalapeno's & maybe one or two others i'm forgetting cuz i'm not awake yet...lol. Let me know if you'd be interedted in any of these.

Peace - Steve


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I was concerned about wanting to plant more then I have space for and have extra shepherd's hooks laying around. I decided to try growing the shorter varieties in buckets, upside down. It's only been a week but the plants seem happy.


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snowman, reasonable dehydrators can be picked up for about 3o dollars with a fan and one temp drying,not fancy but they worked fine for me all last summer.

austinnhannasmom,depending on the size of your shepherd's hooks you can also grow peppers in hanging baskets,flower pots, pails..as long as the hook will hold the container and it's big enough for the specific pepper it will do fine that way. I've seen some awesome peppers in hanging baskets.


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If you got a somewhat low/non-humid and warm place to put the peppers you can string dry them pretty easily.

String em whole on fishing wire (or similar) and hang em...

Make sure they're ALL dry before you start breaking the pods and mixing flakes/powder for storage, though.


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Here are the pictures of the garden on May 6th. About a week after they were planted.

This one with the wooden boarder has 4 tomatoes and 7 pepper plants. (2 x 8)
First weekend in May 2009 plant out

This one has 4 tomatoes, 1 cucumber and 11 pepper plants. (4 x 14)
First weekend in May 2009 plant out


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OMG Smokemaster, my eyes started hurting reading that list 1/4 way through....sure you have enough peppers yet? :) You won't have to go Mexican and African markets soon....you'll BE the market!!! :)


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Would you believe I still have ones not on your list Smokemaster? :)


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smoke: How bout some Chilli Chile's from Mexico? That a good trade for ya? :) Got them at my local biannual plant swap this past weekend. I also have HD's "World's Hottest" Habanero, Bannana, Jalapeno Early Organic, Serrano, Anaheim 232, a few other hot varieties i'm forgetting, Cali Wonder Bell, Yellow Bell, Red Sweet (another name for these that I forget right now), etc..

- Steve


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cmpman...chris, i would believe that you have some, that are on noone's list...LOL

remember, you can never have to many peppers, you can always freeze them in vacuum bags or ziploc bags, break them out in the winter for sauce, powder, stirfry, chile, etc.....

also if you don't have a dehydrate and it is too humid, place them on cookie sheets in your oven, turn it on the very lowest it will go and vent the door open slightly. This will do the trick, they may get slightly roasted depending on how low you can get your heat, but they will be dry and delicious.

kendra


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Tn veggie gardener
E mail me.
I'd rather set up trades in E Mails.

Chris,
I know you have stuff I don't,why do you think I send you the Frankenmanzano and pumpkin manzano seeds... LOL
I can't ever catch up.
That's a good thing,I'll always be able to trade with you which is a very enjoyable experiance.
Plus I get to pick your brain about peppers and pepper growing.
Everytime I think I have that hard for me to find pepper seed you've already grown it a couple seasons ago.

I AM going to find that Basketball Rocoto though before you.
I'm on a quest from the pepper gods. :)

But then you'll probably grow the seeds I send you from it in 1 season where mine will take 2...

Seems like someone recently sent me some seeds for my black podded fuzzy pepper collection...
Seeds I never heard of before.
Not to mention the "O" ring adjusters you already sent me that are about ready to go outside into the 15 gal. containers.
How long do I need to keep the toilet papper in the freezer before it's good to go?

The Pumpkin Manzano seeds sprouted FAST and seem to grow even faster than Equador pub.-so far at least.

Peru baseball has buds and it's only a couple months old.
If it got fruit it would have to be propped up so it wouldn't break a branch.

Today I spent some bucks on camera stuff.
I should be able to post some better pics as soon as I learn to use the camera my brother lent me.Has more bells and whistles-Macro...
Growing Mutant orange habs this year?
I've got a few of them growing.One looks different than the others.
Might be the mutant I've been looking for-tails and warts.
Maybe I can stabilize it if I get another like the parent seed was originally.Prolific,big,hot(no bitterness) and tastey.
Seems I saw the name(mutant Hab.) on someone elses list too.

Did you share the wealth or someone else named theirs that too?
I've sent some/a lot in sasbe's out but not to whoever it was that had mutant hab on their grow list.

Might be a good one for area 51.


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You could always tell your boss/employer that you want to do a 'community gardening eco-project' which will bring co-workers into closer contact with nature and bring as many of the plants in to work as you can. :-)

Has worked for me so far.

You could be some sort of pioneer for the 'urban/office chilli gardener' movement!

Here is a link that might be useful: Aji Chombo's Blog


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smokemaster: You have mail. =)


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man and i thought i had way too many... i gave away like 30 plants this year due to lack of space... smokemaster you are my hero!


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how do you set up a trade list. cause i'm gonna have some seeds soon thanks.


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Home Page,click on members pages.

Here is a link that might be useful: Click here


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thank you so much I should have seeds very soon to trade.


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I am new at this, my first year but I had to laugh at all of the peppers you said you had. It is very addictive I must say. Enjoy the pics after I finally figured out what I am doing on the computer:) I am so proud of my red one:)

Here is a link that might be useful: my container garden


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Smokemaster is my soulmate!

I only have approx. 130 varieties. I'm still putting peppers in the ground. Need to put in 5 more beds this year. Trying to avoid so many containers.

My kitchen table is still covered with seedlings. And, I am getting more seeds in soon!!!!!

What are you looking for now, Smoke? If I can find some of your wants, I can get enough for me and to trade with you. It's a great excuse to feed my pepper lust. Did I send you some of the "Devil's Toothpick" seeds? I haven't identified since I ended up letting the plants die last summer.


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@organic_dusty
Nice garden you have there. Keep up the good work.

The addiction does get worse. I find myself wanting more every year.


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I just looked and have 3 seeds left for the Devils Toothpick.
If I remember right the crickets are still belching and farting from eating the plants that were outside.

In the next week or so I'm hoping to get out and inventory the plants and get rid of the extras/doubles and see what I have growing then I can put the rest out.
I've got almost all of my summer crop out there but I'm running out of room.
Too many Manzanos are getting too big.
The peppers are really liking the soil mix I'm using.
If it still is ok when the 100 degree weeks start I'll have found the perfect mix for the way I grow my peppers.
Only lost a dozen plants during the winter so I started out 150 or so plants ahead this year.
Everything is looking like if I can keep the bugs at bay I'll have one of the better harvests I've had in a long time.
Lots of buds and pods out there now.

Re potted my Habanero tree(arbol)and it's as tall as the eves of the roof and filled with new branches.It's already 6+ ft. wide and 7-8ft. high.I'll need a ladder to pick pods again this year.
I've got 3 more of them that want to do the same.Gotta find a home for 2 of them if I can.
I wanted to mail them to people but it's too expensive.

E mail me about what you have to trade and or what you are looking for.
I'm up to 820 something varieties but don't have seeds for all of them to trade etc.
If i can glue a few buds on each of my plants shut before they open I'll have a lot of seeds in mid summer and fall.
I've got some rare stuff out there and if I can get the plants to put out the pods I'll be set up with seeds to spread around soon from the pods I have now.
The Baccatums and Pubescens are really going off now.The Annuums are starting to bud too.


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ANYTHING WORTH DOING IS WORTH OVERDOING!
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I just counted my plants. Got 160 of them, which I am supposed to fit into a 12x6 garden and 35 pots :) lol!!
I'm going to be seriously lucky to fit 50 and will have to find gardens to unload 100+ plants :) he, he! Love it!


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I agree. I am scouting out new places in my yard to plant more peppers next year.


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RE: My eyes were to big for pepper garden dreams

This is the only place anywhere I've seen mention of Black Cobra chiles -- I found a plant @ the local good nursery. Sure enough, the 3-4" chiles are black as can be and HOT!!!

Anyone know anything else about them?


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RE: My eyes were to big for pepper garden dreams

Black Cobra

Gray fuzzy stems,dark green leaves.
In full sun it looks a lot different than when grown in partial sun.
Green,black then red pods.

looks similar to these

Black Cobra

Cobra in partial sun


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black cobra

The plant is showing up everywhere-USA tp Australia.

Here is a link that might be useful: Another Black Cobra post


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