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Old November 30th, 2013, 07:25 PM   #41
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pepper plants will pollinate themselves, you dont need 2 seperate plants to produce peppers. to maximize my crop i take a q tip and go from blossom to blossom and help them along. you get less flowers that fall due to not getting pollinated.
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Old December 5th, 2013, 11:49 AM   #42
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Got seeds from one of the three places that I ordered from.


If anybody wants any seedling of any of the varieties I am doing let me know. Most come in 10 seeds per pack. I put 2 seeds per starter pot and snip the weaker of the two. I am going to take the strongest 2 and the other ones can be sold. I will trade for beer.

Just remember superhots are more difficult to grow than standard peppers so don't expect to chuck them in a pot and forget about it and expect to get any peppers. The plant will grow but won't produce many peppers. Proper soil and watering makes a huge difference!
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Old December 5th, 2013, 12:07 PM   #43
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When do you start them? I tried growing Ghost peppers a couple of years ago and they grew but didn't produce peppers in time before getting killed off from frost.

I have seeds to try again this year.
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When do you start them? I tried growing Ghost peppers a couple of years ago and they grew but didn't produce peppers in time before getting killed off from frost.

I have seeds to try again this year.
I am going to start them in 2 weeks. I put heat pads under them until they sprout to keep the soil at 85*. After that I pull the heat pad and just keep lights on a timer. From what I have found the hotter the pepper the longer they take to grow. If you can overwinter the plant indoors and put outside again the following year you will produce a lot more peppers. I have 3 plants chopped way back and put in smaller pots that I grew in Colorado and brought home. I'm hoping they survive.
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Old December 6th, 2013, 12:33 AM   #45
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I am going to start them in 2 weeks. I put heat pads under them until they sprout to keep the soil at 85*. After that I pull the heat pad and just keep lights on a timer. From what I have found the hotter the pepper the longer they take to grow. If you can overwinter the plant indoors and put outside again the following year you will produce a lot more peppers. I have 3 plants chopped way back and put in smaller pots that I grew in Colorado and brought home. I'm hoping they survive.
That's about what I was thinking. I'll try to get mine started sometime between Christmas and New Years.
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Old December 6th, 2013, 10:51 AM   #46
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Old December 6th, 2013, 10:54 AM   #47
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Last delivery!

At least this company was nice and sent me some sample powder with my seeds. I'm excited for dinner tonight!!

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Old December 15th, 2013, 06:41 PM   #49
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Each one of these trays completely soaked up 10.5 cups of water to hydrate and expand the pucks.



Ill put lights up this week at some point. They have a ton of natural light that will work perfect right now for this stage.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 07:19 PM   #51
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Got all 271 seeds planted last night. That is a pain in the ass pulling them out of the cups of water individually with tweezers. After I planted them in the peet pucks I lightly covered them with vermiculite. The soil is staying nice and warm with the heating pads under the trays. I'm hoping to start seeing sprouts in a week. Some of the superhots may take up to a month to pop up.



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Old December 22nd, 2013, 05:08 PM   #53
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5 Hawaiian sweet hot and 3 Kung pao peppers popped today.

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Old December 22nd, 2013, 05:38 PM   #54
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I totally need to get a few from you for my dad's salsa. He loves hot things.
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 05:41 PM   #55
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I totally need to get a few from you for my dad's salsa. He loves hot things.
Do you want plants or peppers? I am going to have a ton of extra plants that I won't be using. You are more than welcome to help yourself to my garden this summer also. I think I got plenty to go around. :Sonicjay:
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Preferably the peppers. less work for me, but if you're gonna chuck them, I'll make sure to take some though
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Preferably the peppers. less work for me, but if you're gonna chuck them, I'll make sure to take some though
I have 95 starters with 271 seeds planted total. I will definitely be slimming the crop! :Sonicjay: the only rule I have is if you come pick peppers you have to sample the goods before you leave. :Teehee:
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I have 190 starters with 271 seeds planted total. I will definitely be slimming the crop! :Sonicjay: the only rule I have is if you come pick peppers you have to sample the goods before you leave. :Teehee:
As long as there is a glass of milk nearby

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