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Romy6 garden update

Posted by romy6 9 (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 2, 11 at 21:58

Well it has been hotter than hell but my prized plants are doing well. Here are a few pics of my plants

My choclate habs are doing well in the shade!

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My 5 week old bhut .
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Aji Lemon

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And my favorite bug in the world. The garden assassin. He or she eats stink bugs!

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  • Posted by esox07 4, S. Cent Wisc (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 3, 11 at 0:32

Nice peppers, nice bugs. Shaping up to be a good season for you there Romy.


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nice pics jamie, love those aji lemons and those choc habs look great!!


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Excellent...it's nice to see these harvests while I'm waiting for pods to form.... ;-)


Josh


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Thanks Eric. If all goes well maybe even better by the end of the year.

Paul. Tried my first choc hab last night. It was so tasty. I think it maybe my new favorite!

Josh can't wait to see some of your ripe pods. Here is a small harvest from yesterday. The 3 choc habs are standouts!
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thanks jamie,
now im even more excited to try them, 2 of the 3 chocolate habs are now setting fruit, I guess i have another 3-4 weeks
great pics as always my man!
paul


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Esox your harvest pics never fail to get my stomach growling, those lemon drops are beckoning me!

An idea since the Choco Habs are impressing you: consider sparing a little extra room and put the Jamaican Hot chocolates on your list for next year. I keep reading that there's a difference in taste and most seem to prefer the Jamaicans for whatever reason. I wonder what people would people would call a cross between the two....double chocolate?

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Jamie, you sure know your way around a camera. Man, those are great pictures. Now you have to ID the peppers in the harvest for us.

Wow, so out of all those peppers you picked that Chocolate Hab was your favorite huh?

Now isn't the Chocolate Hab also from Jamaica? Is there really another Chocolate pepper from Jamaica?

Rudy


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Beautiful Chocolate Habs!

So what did you think of the aroma? Did you find it to overwhelm the senses?
I find the flavor profile a perfect compliment to a barbecue grilled tritip.


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Sjetski Thank you for the kind words. I was reading a thread about the two choc habs and they seem very similiar. I would love to try the Jamaicans if they are anything like my chocolate habs!

Kosher. That is quite a compliment. I have been fortunate enough this year to have lots to photograph . That and I am constantly picking the brains of fellow chiliheads.!

Josh my man. I fell in love with it the moment I cut it in half. It did not have the pungent earthy smell of most habs. More of a sweet smoky aroma. Man i want to smoke a big batch and make some sauce. Hungry.


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Couple more randomn shots!

Datil is growing every which way but loose!

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One of my old habs and purple jalapeno

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And my Chiltepin.

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Looking good again,

And sorry Romy6, i mistakenly called you Esox in the other post, i think i was reading his reply before i typed or something!!!


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jamie, ur plants look great brother, Im totally stoked for you! keep the pepper porn flowing!


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Very nice poddage there Jamie!!!
Those Tepins look yummy!!
Great work and beautiful plants my friend!

Kevin


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No problem sjetski. Thanks for looking!

Paul, thanks but i know you already have me beat on the poddage. Never enough love from your garden!

Kev my man! I love putting those tepins in my mouth and sucking the juice out of them. My chili tobacco! LOL


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Just wanted to show how big my Bhut is( no pun intended) . He seems to double in size every day.Even is starting to bud. Can't be a day over 6 weeks old. Growing in the shade with limited light. The Brain strain next to him is also growing like a weed.
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And here is a mystery pepper pod. Looks hot!

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good looking mystery pepper jamie, I have several on the fourth gen batch, Lost tags you know, Im pretty sure there is an aji lemon in there, i know there was a barrackapore, a choc bhut a pinguita de mono, a masquerade, a yellow scorpion, another 7pot and some others but I cant remember which others sprouted and which ones are which for the most part, the pinguita and masquerade are pretty obvious from the pods( masquerade is the only purple pepper I planted, purple is the girl's favorite color, and pinguita is the only tiny pod pepper I planted, beyond that I know there were alot of chinense in the 2nd 3rd and 4th germinations and a few in the 5th too ;) love those superhots!
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Paul,I know all about lost tags. My lil angel pulled the tags out of about 18 seedlings earlier this year. I was frustrated at first but it has been fun trying to figure out what is what. Here are a couple nice pics my son and I took last night.
Baby Bhut started in July!

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It is starting to bud!
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And a nice pic of the mystery pod. Hoping it is a bhut or naga dorsett.

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Great pics, Jaime! Ha, the little trouble-maker!
None of my peppers have lost labels, thankfully...
but I did get some mislabeled squash and cucumbers.

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Nice pics there Jamie. I also grabbed a Bhut right in the end of July from a good local nursery, we will have to compare their progress. It has been flowering but dropping the buds, about the same size as yours but not as impressive leaves.

Oh, and I see two Datil seedlings poking out of the soil today. Thanks again!


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looks great jamie, definately looks like a superhot pod, Im no expert but I does look like some dorset naga pods i have seen


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Thanks Josh. Yeah I have started labeling the pots so it won't happen again. Never know when my lil ones start poking around the garden!

Phil may man! That is really cool you already have some Datil hooks. I just had my first douglah,choc bhut,and yellow cardi's sprout. Now it's a race to get them big enough to survive the mild Florida winter! Have I seen any pics of your bhut ? I don't recall but it will be interesting to see if we get some nice pods!

Chef Paul. It is always good to hear from you. Thanks for the kind words .


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Yum! I really like the sound of the chocolates w a smokey flavor, will have to try and get my hands on some for next season and try them out. Your plants are looking great!


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More great pics! I never heard of the garden assasin, I don't think it's down in the south. however, when I looked up I discovered that we have our own local garden assasin, the dragonfly. as an extra bonus, they're supposed to bring prosperity and harmony, so hopefully it will bring extra luck to our garden!


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maybe that is the secret of a fabulous first year of gardening there are tons of dragonflies out here! ;)


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Hey Julie. Fancy meeting you here. I have a feeling you will be getting some choc hab seeds. Jamie

Hey Bruce . It is actually called an Assassin bug. My friend that works in the entomology division at U of F is the one who told me what it is. I live on the east coast of Florida and have heard from other chiliheads, even northern chiliheads, that have seen this awesome predator!

Chef Paul. I do not consider you a first year grower. Your plants can attest for that. But bring on the Dragon fly's!


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  • Posted by esox07 4, S. Cent Wisc (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 19, 11 at 16:48

Lots and lots of Dragon flies around here in Wisconsin too. Here is a picture I took a week or two ago. He is sitting on top of the support stake for my Orange Habanero. I have named him the Stealth Dragon Fly because of his clear wings. He is watching over my Hab, keeping it safe from enemies foreign and domestic.


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Romy, the Chiltepin look amazing, cant wait to plant those next year, does anyone have a particular strand or supplier of Tepin? Looking for colorful and tasty.

Here is a link that might be useful: Check out my pepper gardening blog


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excellent photos -- and awesome dragonfly pic! we have a huge dragonfly swarm around our area right now .... must have been from all the rains over the past two weeks. unfortunately, green horn worms are making an appearance this week, although luckily they're easy to pluck off and make good fish bait.


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gotta love a useful pest ;)
thanks Jamie, but I still have much to learn, my first year has been so succesful in large part to you and josh and mike and others here that gave me a huge advantage over alot of first time growers, and fortunately for me Im a fast learner ;)


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Essox. That is a beautiful picture. Gotta love nature at it's finest. What kind of camera do you use? I want one.

Peppermeister. Send me an email. I have tons of chiltepin seed!

Bruce. It is good to see your getting something good from those nasty horn worms. They are easy to miss the way they blend in to the foilage.

Chef Paul. When are you gonna start a chili cook book. I would endorse it !


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yikes, found another horn worn yesterday evening on one of our large bhuts --- this thing must have been 4 inches! they blend into the leaves quite well and stick pretty good, so you have to trim but makes good pruning anyway.

getting ready for the hurricane, but looks like it's moving east now, thank goodness --- but we'll still be moving plants inside just in case. we've got some nice fruit/flowering and don't want to lose them.


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Yeah Bruce it's heading my way. I will try to steer it out to the North Atlantic with my chili voodoo!
Well I got a couple nice poddage shots!
Choco Hab
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Red Savina
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Mystery
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and datil
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romy6: thanks for the chili voodoo, it's working! storm is now projected to stay away from FL, or at least directly --- looking forward some more rain though. Hopefully, you all will just get some nice rain, too :)

awesome pics, esp. the choc habs --- they look quite tasty!


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jamie, awesome looking pods bro, hope the hurricane, stays away it would be a heinous crime to have any of those beautiful plants damaged, great pods and great pics bro!
paul


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Bruce. I have been blowing fire all night out of my ass(should not have ate so many Fatali's last night) and into the Atlantic ocean and knock on wood it may be working. Just heard it is moving away from us. We shall see.

Paul,thanks for looking. I would't mind if I lost the house but don't mess with my chili's. LOL. I hope my wife doesn't see this post!


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Excellent pics Jamie!!
Blow that storm on up past Georgia while your at it!!
Let it hit Gamecock country!! ;)

Kevin


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Thanks Kevin. I have begun the capsaicin voodoo dance so you should be fine. Now Spurrier and his cocks are on there own!


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Keep the chili voodoo coming! The storm's heading up to NC and then to the northeast --- and looking pretty rough out there. The cooler weather with some good rains will be welcome after no relief from all this heat, but winds will be packing as a Cat 3 (111-130 mph), yikes!


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yeah not looking forward to having to put 70+ container plants most 5+ gal into the garages :( but obviously Id rather do that than lose a sigle one of my container plants, maybe I wil pilfer the old pepper express idea, seems like it would be faster maybe only 15 or so trips, but what to do about the 80+ in the ground, I guess maybe I will be doing my own own chili voodoo dance;)
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we've also kept most of our bhuts in containers, even though it can be quite a haul to bring inside, esp. the 6-7 footers, yikes those things are heavy! a few weeks ago, we staked up a large area around some in-ground stuff and ran plastic sheeting across to provide some wind cover. it worked pretty well but of course we didn't have 100+ mph winds, and not certain it would have held up to that. for the inground plants, I suppose have solid staking is the best option to try to keep the plants intact, but harvest as much fruit as possible pre-storm. heat, quakes, hurricanes, yikes how much more can a chili pepper take!


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Paul I will begin the chilivoodoo dance for ya. It has moved a lil west( the biatch Irene) so hopefully it will sail out into the Atlantic and hit England or Denmark. ( no offense to you guys in those regions). LOL

Keep us posted and start preparing now.

Bruce when are we gonna see some pics of all these Bhuts!


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I came home today to a big squall with large wind gusts and heavy rains, but everything held up well.... and will send along good thoughts for the same to you all along the east coast, as it's on its way and packing some strong winds and heavy rains.

romy: I'm a rookie to the photo upload (lol) but will try to master this weekend.


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Good luck with the storm!

Josh


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Hey Jamie, your chilivoodoo dance sent the storm
to virginia. What's up with that!


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Linda I am so sorry. I hope you and your family are okay. My voodoo did not work very well. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

Here are a couple pics !
Mystery
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My meanest looking pod!

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And last my choco hab
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Just joking... We didn't loose power, everybody's fine, so are the
peppers. Around this time of the year my peppers are looking a
little tired anyway. Yours are looking good. Your mystery pepper
is some kind of hab.


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Man Linda you had me worried. I am glad you are alright. Thanks for the comlpiments. I should have some nice 7 pod pics from some of the seeds you sent me if all goes well! I will keep you posted.


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Here is a small harvest from Tuesday and a shot of my favorite peppers.

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And my favorite shot

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nice pics as always my friend! I never get that many chiltepins back to the house mostly I snack on them while I pick other peppers ;)
paul


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Yeah Chef Paul it took me 10 minutes to pick those chiltepins about 2 minutes to pick the rest.


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With wonderful love like that around your plants, you cant go wrong Jamie!
Great stuff man!!!

Kevin


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  • Posted by esox07 4, S. Cent Wisc (My Page) on
    Fri, Sep 2, 11 at 14:21

Those peppers are so colorful it looks like a cartoon picture. What are those really small round ones?
Bruce


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Nice unique spread of peppers, Jamie!
That shot of your helper is great, too. What a fine season you've had so far!

Josh


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excellent haul! (and what a great helper :) it will be a tasty season to try some fall recipes/sauces. we're thinking of doing a pepper rub turkey this year, with peppered cranberry sauce. not sure about the mixture, yet but we'll be doing some experimenting with cranberries over the next few weeks.


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btw essox, those are chiltepins, they are reasonably hot and full of juice and flavor, not unlike a smaller hotter tobasco!
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those little peppers

btw essox, those are chiltepins, they are reasonably hot and full of juice and flavor, not unlike a smaller hotter tobasco!
paul


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Dang those are some nice shots, but still no names. Are you gonna start naming what's in your pictures or are we gonna have to send people over to your place to "Take Care" of the problem ...... :) :D
I think we all love your favorite shot though ....

Congrats, what a Blessing from all sides.
Rudy


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Nice Jamie... I had sowed a couple seeds to chiletepen this spring
and thought the plant had died because I couldn't find it. There
was one little plant without the label and it was a wimpy looking
thing. It turned out to be the chilitepin. It's not a really large
plant right now, but for it's size it has lots of little red peppers.
I am going to overwinter it.


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Thank you Kevin. I am a blessed man!

Bruce , thanks for the compliment, and Paul is correct chiltepin!

The other Bruce lol, i would love to get your recipe for that turkey rub. It sound delicious:) And I do have the best garden helpers on the planet.

Josh, it has been a season I will never forget. Every chilihead deserves a xtra long grow season like myself!

Kosher. Thanks for the props. Sorry about slacking on the pepper names. Here they be- top left red savina,jalapeno,carribean red, middle chiltepin on far left,aji lemon upper middle, naga jolakia pc1 middle,datil lower middle, chocolate habs far right, purple jalapeno bottom right, and mystery mini puprple jalapenos bottom left. Thanks for looking.


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Thanks Linda. Yeah my chiltepin is very resilliant. I guess those wilds live up to there name.

Thought I would share what I got in the mail this weekend. More chili love from Wayright!You could not imagine my reaction when I opened up the box.
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It was choc full of 7 pod yellow,assam bhut's,T.S Morouga Blend,7 pod chocolate,Brain strain(7 pod variety),yellow bhuts and Douglah's . So I have tried the bhuts,7 pod choc,yellow bhut, and last night my wife and I had the Brain. Talk about some wicked heat but awesome flavor. The chocolate 7 and brain hurt me the most with the Brain strain taking top honors. Here is a couple close ups.
TS Morouga Blend. This one scares me. Gonna try it tonight!

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assam bhut wicked looking and tasting!

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Couple more pics. Brain Strain. The wife and I split one last night with dinner. When I cut it in half the flavor almost knocked me out. It was dripping in oil . My mouth and throat burned for it seemed like eternity. It had a very earthy taste to it. But after a second I couldn't taste anything.

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And one more whole shot. Thank you again Kevin.

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Wow, that is some chile love!

Josh


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Those look hot Jamie!
Happy to share with you my Brother!
I'm glad to hear that you been diggin the different heat levels!

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Nice garden and cute kids.

Those peppers did OK in the mail? How far/long was it? I'm thinking of sending some peppers to the West Coast (I'm in New England) but didn't know how they'd do. Guess it's not 100+ any more in most places so air mail/Priority should be OK?


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jamie: wow, what a box full there!

yes, we're still experimenting for the right amount of the turkey ghost rub. we typically soak the whole turkey overnight in mojo sauce -- you wouldn't believe how tender the results! the next morning we drain most of the sauce but leave a bit to mix with drippings, along with butter and ghost rub seasoning on skin before going into oven. the mixture is our concoction of onion, garlic, cayenne and ghost powder, as well as a few surprises from the pantry and some freshly dried herbs like basil from our garden. once turkey is done,we then take some of the drippings to use for gravy, with fresh sliced mushrooms. definitely lots of blessings this year!


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Yes Josh. Kev has a lot of love to spread.Have you seen his garden lately. It is sick!

Kevin It is nice to hear from ya. You were right about the Douglah. It is not for the faint at heart or back a me throat:)

Aj's mama! Thank you for the kind words. I think they took about 3 days to arrive. They were in perfect condition. I have sent fresh peppers to California ( I live in Florida) in a small flat rate box. Took about 3 days and they were fine. If you do it next day air they will be prestine!

Bruce. That mojo sounds fantastic. Do you have room for 4 more this thanksgiving. I could be there in about a 3 1/2 hour drive down I4 lol. And you must send me some of that tasty rub!

Here is link if anyone would like to read my reviews .

Here is a link that might be useful: pepper reviews


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Hey! I saw Kevin's most recent video, but I sure want to see more!
His yard is a veritable pepper jungle!

When I mail peppers, I try to pick them just before they've fully ripened;
that way they'll be coloring up in transit and perfect when they arrive.

Speakin' of Thanksgiving...my brother made Chipotle sweet potatoes last year.
One pepper per two potatoes, along with a tablespoon of the adobo/chipotle sauce.


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Josh you know you can always check out his garden anytime on the THP.

Yeah I try to pick mine about 90 percent ripe. That usually does the trick.

Man those sweet peppers sound scrumptous. I need to get my brothers into spicy foods. They are a couple of non chili eating bland individuals!

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Keep at it!
Just yesterday, one of my buddies (very heat sensitive) ate his first Thai chile.
The heat haunted him for about ten minutes (which was about six minutes longer than I could detect heat).
Anyhow, slow and steady wins the race... ;-)

THP...I never thought of that. I think I've visited that forum about three times total.


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josh, thanks for the tip on the sweet potatos, sounds like a great combo with the turkey rub and hot cranberry dressing. ah, thankspepper!

romy, always room at our table! sadly, i think we'll be up in NY to move my family down to FL because they were hit by the recent floods and house is in bad shape. good news, we'll have more yard space for peppering, yikes!


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Josh. Thanks for the words of encouragement. I will keep on keeping on. I would say my heat level has risen dramatically in the last month( thanks to Kevin). The powders got me ready( i guess ) for the fresh. But the Brain and Douglah are off the charts. I would love to see you grow the Brain. Hint hint. And almost everyone's favorite the Douglah. Send me an email and we will make it happen!
Bruce sorry to hear about your family but it sounds like it will be a plus for everyone. Still waiting on those pics of your Bhut's. And no not your butt. LOL


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Romy, those 7 Pod yellow look fantastic!
My Serranos took a welcomed turn to the dark side this past week. All of august I was plucking these as they looked ripe and there was minimal heat, slightly more than your average grocery store jalapeno. This week, as they start to turn red, they have risen in heat and flavor. You can rarely find red ripe serranos in the grocery store (because they spoil faster than the green). I highly recommend letting these common chiles mature. I was doubting that I would even grow serranos this year, and I am glad i did.

Here is a link that might be useful: Visit PEPPERMEISTER for chile recipes, gardening tips and pepper info.


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thanks, if we can master the video thing, we'll try to hook it up, yikes! otherwise, definitely some photos coming soon, sorry good in the garden but not so handy with the tech stuff, lol!


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I can't eat the super hot peppers fresh. I don't like pepper pain.
Most of my peppers I'm making into a powder, a little goes a long
way. Right now I'm sprinkling tobasco powder on my pizza, it
sure is good.

Those are some nice peppers kevin sent you Jamie. I will be growing
1 or 2 brain strain peppers next year.


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Peppermeister. My wife does not like the Jal's red so I pick them when they start corking. Seem to have the most heat as well. Mine seem to loose heat as the ripen.

Bruce, I suck at this computer thing too I just have a lot of good friends that help me.

Linda. I prefer the super hots dried as well. They really hurt me the next day fresh. But every chilihead should experience the rush of eating a piece of a super hot chili!


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Here are a few pics over the weekend!
Hera are my 3 bhut's . The one on the left has trippled in size. You can scroll up the thread and see him on august 17th with my boy!

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Dorsett Naga
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And my monster datil. By far the biggest, healthiest plant I have ever grown in a container.
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Most excellent!
It's nice to see that both kids are number 1! ;-)

You've got some nice huge leaves on that Bhut, too!


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Well received some more love from Wayright last night. Thought I would show off a bit!
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Kevin is a good man!

And a couple pods. 1st is Doresett naga. Second is naga jolakia pc1 c. frutescens
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And yes I have an Aphid problem. Will be gone this weekend i hope. Gonna blast em hard!


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Dude!! That's awesome!!


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Man, what sweet pics! Kevin is awesome...and so are you, Jaime!
Thanks for the hot pepper love you sent my way. I can vouch for Jaime's Chocolate Habs
and Dorsets...they are hot, indeed. And the Datil peppers are simply delicious.


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Jamie, awesome peppers and darlings too. Wayright sent a treasure trove of great peppers I see. A suggestion for those lost tags on plants. Get some paint pens in the crafts section of Walmart..they work terrific!!!! AJ's wife is the one who suggested it, just passing it along. It's what he uses. Thanks for the seeds and I have some hotter ones now that our garden is winding down, I'll send them your way. Jackie aka pepperfever on THP


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thanks for all the photo updates! and glad to see that you have two angels as helpers, you're very blessed!

we've been fortunate this season to avoid the aphids, you'll need some extra dragonfly power sent your way, lol.


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T sheets thanks for checking it out.

Josh, I took great pleasure in passing you some heat. Just curious how the red savina's where?Do you think they were hotter than the Dorsett Naga? Any hoot can't wait to see those seeds sprout for ya next year!

Hey Jackie long time no hear.It is funny that you say use a marker cause I have recently been marking all my pots with a permanent marker( lil angel can't remove them). Glad to hear your garden beat the aphids. Now If I could only get rid of mine. And your gonna love that African Tunisian. Great for stuffing and grilling!

Hey Bruce. Thank you for looking and yes I am so blessed to have my angels. If you have any extra dragonfly powder send it my way. Straight down I4. LOL


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romy: seems that the dragonflies are not as plentiful as they were earlier this summer, but we're still seeing several arounh here ... so we'll definitely send some up I4 your way :) still quite a few ladybugs, too -- which is a good thing because we've noticed a few more aphids this week, yikes!


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Hey, Jaime!

Savinas were definitely hot (and very sweet), but that particular Dorset pod you sent....
man, that was an inferno! That was hotter than any other pepper I've had this year.

Josh


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That is sweet my brotha. I just had a naga and it got me good. Still weird that the savina wasn't that hot. Thanks Josh


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You know, it could just be that I burned out my mouth a bit on a week-long binge of superhots.... ;-)

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It has been a while since my last post. Here are a few pics. Here are some yellow cardi scorps, chocolate bhuts, brain strain ( the largest guy) and 1 loan Douglah.

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Remember the Bhut's I started a few months ago. They have grown a bit.
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My largest Brain Strain in middle,bhut on left, and dorsett naga on right.
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And a couple pod shots red savina
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Red savna again
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And a couple pi assentions
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It has been a while and i thought i would show some pics of my peppers.
7 pot/pod brainstrain
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7 pot douglah very small but has potential
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7 pod red
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african tunisian making a comeback
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And my bhut is pumping out pods finnally!
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RE: Romy6 garden update

couple more pics
7 pod brain strain
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yellow cardi scorp

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7 pod barrackpore
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And my bhut jolakia( very strange torpedo shape )

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RE: Romy6 garden update

  • Posted by esox07 4, S. Cent Wisc (My Page) on
    Tue, Dec 13, 11 at 15:46

Must be nice to grow outside in December. Looks like the weather is not the only warm thing in your area right now.
Bruce


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RE: Romy6 garden update

Yes indeed it is. I am blessed with year round outdoor growing. Thank Bruce and have a Happy Holiday .


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RE: Romy6 garden update

Jaime, you lucky son of a gun!

Meanwhile, I have only my Hungarian sittin' on the window-sill....

Those torpedo Bhuts look like a cross to me.


Josh


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