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Your peppers please!

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by wascaptain, Jun 9, 2016.

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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    I forget to look in the garden section. Outdoors is a ghost town these days.

    I need to start my pepper starts soon. I lost my inside space, so I'm trying to figure out which shed would be the most cat proof.
     
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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    I saw all those threads. You can flag them, and the mods will take a look. Spam is only good after a few days on the trail.
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    I'll see what Sunni thinks.. I'm not sure it counts as spam but this guy only shows up in the garden section and when you open up his threads there's always a link to his blog or another garden forum which I don't think is affiliated with rollitup.. .. all he does is bury every one else's threads..
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    I tag Sunni to one of his threads and reported thread to see if it qualifies as spamming or something... I'm not ripping on the guy.. I just think it's bullshit to bury everyone's threads with threads that have nothing on them directly, just a link..
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    I thought posting to outside links/forums was against the TOS?!? bongsmilie
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    By the way... I will be starting my peppers in about two week. They should be ready in time of last frost, which is rarely this far south.
     
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    SageFromZen

    SageFromZen Well-Known Member

    I'm glad that I saw this thread. I usually germinate my pepper seeds mid-January(like yesterday) and then keep them under fluorescents until I put them outside in March. I"m a seed saver and have within the vicinity of 120 pepper seeds types. On tap this season are:

    Standard Bhut Jolokia
    Jay's Peach Bhut Jolokia(cream colored pheno that's sweeter yet hotter)
    Chocolate Bhut Jolokia
    Naga Morich
    7 Pot Brain Strain
    7 Pot Douglah
    Thai Dragon
    Jay's Peach Ghost Scorpion
    Satan Super Hot(Moruga variety)
    Guajillo's
    and a unique Jalapeno that I've had going for 11 years or so now. Has broad shoulders and comes to a slightly rounded point. Scars up nicely on all sides with stretch marks come September. Excellent flavor.

    I also do any number of native New Mexico chile cultivars. When I'd learned that New Mexico introduced GMO chile cultivars into nearby fields in strategic parts of the state I took what seed stock I had with me to California where I keep them going isolate of each other so as to not cross contaminate.

    The capsaicin within peppers and the alchemy within cannabis blend very well together. There is a hidden relationship there that needs to be further explored. Has something to do with the receptor values that happen. There is a symbiotic relationship between the two.
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    I'm going to do stand California Wonder Bell Peppers this year. This sin't my house so the garden isn't quite as big as I would make it. Waiting for the night time temps to get into the mid 40's at night to start them sine they will be in a grow box out on the back porch. Should be within two weeks. Let them go a few weeks then I'll start my tomatoes in same grow box. At least that's the plan so far. We'll see how it all works out this year. :lol:
     
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    SageFromZen

    SageFromZen Well-Known Member

    I've done multiple sweet and bell pepper varieties myself and they're faster and more fun than the super-hots that I dually delve into. I do everything from seed and it's a pretty simple process. It's a good idea to pre-soak pepper seeds in a solution of water and hydrogen peroxide(two drops to 4oz water ratio, then rinse.), which alleviates any mold or PM sporulae that may be present on the seedshell itself. The top of my refrigerator is the perfect temperature for germinating seeds! I lay my germination bags up top the fridge and check them and ventilate them twice a day and it's pretty spot-on. Everything pops up there.

    Then I fill up 4 inch starter containers with a 50/50 mix of Roots Organic(regular) to Cactus Mix and using a single chop stick(as in sushi chop sticks) I use a chop stick point-side-down to make a deep narrow hole in the medium within the container and then tail-side down I plant my seedlings just to where the seed shell itself is just below the surface. Make sure to gently push the surrounding medium in a way that helps encompass the seedling. Then I spray it with a water bottle to gently moisten(as opposed to watering and soaking the seed). I do this because there's this thing called "Helmet head" that happens when a seedling can't break free from the seedshell itself and aborts. It happens alot and I've just given you the formula for how to avoid it!

    Be it under fluorescents or in a bay window, in a greenhouse, or you can make your own portable weather resistant starter house with the use of painters tarp, a few wood stakes and/or hardwear cloth or whatever it takes to make a frame that can be covered with transparent sheeting under open sky. Get creative! Anything goes.

    There is a "hardening off" process that needs take place before you can openly plant your starters into open ground susceptible to wind, rain, heat, frost, inclement weather... and the starter house that I've just described are what I've used for aeons now to give my pepper plants a good head start.

    Then again I am very blessed to have a favorable micro climate that accommodates long season annuals as well. ;)
     

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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    Same here. I'm in the deep south. We have a few more days of the weather dipping into the upper 30's, I use a large plastic tote with a few CFL's attached to the lid. It does a good job of keeping it warm on cool nights but I'll wait n extra week or so to be sure. I only need six plants, as that is all I have room for. The extras will go to my neighbor down the street for his garden.
     
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    SageFromZen

    SageFromZen Well-Known Member

    I was editing... hehehehe. Re-read it. Lololol
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, hardening off is an importnant step.
     
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    SageFromZen

    SageFromZen Well-Known Member

    The thing to remember is that if you have birds... they really, I mean they REALLY enjoy freshly sprouted seedlings.

    Those little son's o' bitches will take out everything. Hence the hardwear cloth version of the cage that I've just shown you. I was the last to know my first season here. I germinated and planted and had everything in place and available to the open sky... then one morning almost all but 12 seedlings were present... and all over the place were the entrails of sparrows, toehee's and finch.
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    Mine should be about 6 to 8 inches tall when they go in the ground. About the only birds around here are cardinals and sparrows, and they don't seem to take to the garden much.
     
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    SageFromZen

    SageFromZen Well-Known Member

    You have my admiration.
     
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    ruby fruit

    ruby fruit Well-Known Member

    Summer here chillis in full swing
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    macsnax

    macsnax Well-Known Member

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    ruby fruit

    ruby fruit Well-Known Member

    It' a great hobby
     
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    SageFromZen

    SageFromZen Well-Known Member

    I was gonna say... you've gotta be below the equator and late season at this point for those bad birds to be that far along. I just started my pepper seeds here and I keep them under lights until March when I put them out side but I am at 37.66 N.

    They're Beautiful! Nice job. Keep it going.
     
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    macsnax

    macsnax Well-Known Member

    Last frost is the beginning if june here, first frost is in september. I have a 12x26 hoop house that helps extend my season.
     
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