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Re: Chilliheads

Post by J_nick » Sat May 25, 2019 10:43 am

Finally finished up my small garden yesterday. My son and I planted 2 cherry tomatoes, 2 slicer sized tomatoes, a red bell, a mucho jalapeño, a habanero and a red ghost.
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Re: Chilliheads

Post by j4c11 » Sun May 26, 2019 7:40 pm

Alright time for an update. The peppers from the first pictures are all grown up now :D

Hungarian Wax
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Hungarian Wax + Red Marconi
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New Mexico (anaheim)
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Habaneros
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Cayenne(Ring of Fire)
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Ghost Peppers
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Red Marconi/Adjvarski
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Hot pepper row(and some eggplant)
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Re: Chilliheads

Post by zinger565 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:48 pm

Wow, you all are lightyears ahead of me. Last year was my first year growing and I planted a habanero and an Anaheim plant. Got a decent harvest and made hot sauce from the habanero. This year I doubled up on each style. Love the Anaheim's for general cooking and stuffing if they get big enough!

I've read a little about topping, but never had the courage to do it. I'm always afraid of screwing up and killing the plant.
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Re: Chilliheads

Post by TN Hawkeye » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:12 pm

J_nick wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 10:43 am
Finally finished up my small garden yesterday. My son and I planted 2 cherry tomatoes, 2 slicer sized tomatoes, a red bell, a mucho jalapeño, a habanero and a red ghost.
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WE put in a mucho jalapeño too. Getting close to picking the first one.
I may not have the best lawn and I may not have a clue what I’m doing but that’s pretty much all I have to say.

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Re: Chilliheads

Post by J_nick » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:49 pm

TN Hawkeye wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:12 pm
J_nick wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 10:43 am
Finally finished up my small garden yesterday. My son and I planted 2 cherry tomatoes, 2 slicer sized tomatoes, a red bell, a mucho jalapeño, a habanero and a red ghost.
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WE put in a mucho jalapeño too. Getting close to picking the first one.
Dang, mine haven’t grown very much. I did plant about a month late I just never got around to it. Better late than never I guess.

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Re: Chilliheads

Post by smurg » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:27 pm

What's a typical spacing and space needed for medium to small sized peppers? I just bought some Bonnie plants about a month ago from Lowe's and started for the first time. Will have to grab some pics, but have 3 plants in a 26" diameter whiskey barrel currently. The 4th died and the new 4th started to die so I relocated it. Will have to grab some pics, but I've topped them twice already and have jalapenos, habaneros, and sweet banana plants.

Was planning to clear some space for a raised bed and plant some lettuce as well, but until then, if I bought pots for single plants, would a 5 gallon bucket size work?
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Re: Chilliheads

Post by TN Hawkeye » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:31 pm

J_nick wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:49 pm
TN Hawkeye wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:12 pm
J_nick wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 10:43 am
Finally finished up my small garden yesterday. My son and I planted 2 cherry tomatoes, 2 slicer sized tomatoes, a red bell, a mucho jalapeño, a habanero and a red ghost.
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WE put in a mucho jalapeño too. Getting close to picking the first one.
Dang, mine haven’t grown very much. I did plant about a month late I just never got around to it. Better late than never I guess.
I would guess ours have been about a month. They have been liking the hot weather. Lots of blooms on them. I’ll post a picture when I get back in town tomorrow.
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Re: Chilliheads

Post by TN Hawkeye » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:30 pm

J_nick wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:49 pm
TN Hawkeye wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:12 pm
J_nick wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 10:43 am
Finally finished up my small garden yesterday. My son and I planted 2 cherry tomatoes, 2 slicer sized tomatoes, a red bell, a mucho jalapeño, a habanero and a red ghost.
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WE put in a mucho jalapeño too. Getting close to picking the first one.
Dang, mine haven’t grown very much. I did plant about a month late I just never got around to it. Better late than never I guess.
I had my adjective that starts with an M wrong. Ours are mammoth jalapenos. Sorry about that.

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Re: Chilliheads

Post by smurg » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:45 pm

I sprayed them all with neem oil a few days ago (bought the 70% and recently learned of my mistake; will buy 100% cold pressed when it runs out). Each is in some local potting soil with a layer of black kow compost on top and cedar mulch to cover (just what I had on hand from the landscaped beds).

Jalapenos, Pablano Ancho (misrembered as habaneros earlier), Hot Banana in 24" whiskey barrel. Each topped twice; 2nd time maybe 5 days ago:

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Re-potted that orange bell pepper that was seeing damage in a smaller pot. I will need to transplant it into a bigger pot when it recovers and grows. Haven't topped it yet.


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Any help on the damaged bell pepper or the holes in the others? Will the neem oil keep insects/fungus at bay? Am using a little 24-8-16 soluble Miracle-Gro once a week.
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Re: Chilliheads

Post by TN Hawkeye » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:10 am

Picked our first jalapeno. Had to pick it a little early as the birds got the last two.
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Re: Chilliheads

Post by smurg » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:37 pm

TN Hawkeye wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:10 am
Picked our first jalapeno. Had to pick it a little early as the birds got the last two.
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Looks good. Saw some of my flower buds coming in. Excited.

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Re: Chilliheads

Post by TN Hawkeye » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:52 am

smurg wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:37 pm
TN Hawkeye wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:10 am
Picked our first jalapeno. Had to pick it a little early as the birds got the last two.
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Looks good. Saw some of my flower buds coming in. Excited.
It was a good night. We picked leafy and romaine lettuce, a jalapeño, a hot banana pepper, and a bell pepper. Made a huge salad. Love this time of year. Just wish the tomatoes were ready.
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Re: Chilliheads

Post by smurg » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:54 pm

These suckers are popping after all that rain!


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Re: Chilliheads

Post by J_nick » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:55 am

Had a hail storm come through last night. Most of the plants lost some leaves and some smaller branches but I think they’ll be fine. I don’t have high hopes for my Ghost pepper though. The top got taken off and she’s only 4” tall now from the 7” or so she was before the storm.

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