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The adarq.org farming skwad
« on: August 27, 2019, 05:58:11 am »
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Taking this over here from adarq's journal.
We already have a farming thread i see, but that one over there looks much more pro, we should have one for our own small scale stuff.
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2019, 05:58:20 am »
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Im growing hot peppers at my balcony, many different breeds. This year i added cherry-tomatoes. All in pots, if you learn the basics its super easy.

awesome. how many variations do you have? also how often do they produce peppers?

i'm most interested in peppers, i eat them with every meal hah.

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I see yet another adarq-skwad forming. Or should i say farming?  :P

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jajaja. i like it. sounds like you should lead this farm squad.. :ninja:

i might get a few things this weekend!





my brother has a plot in a community garden near his place in connecticut. he brought down some of his hot peppers to the beach this week and we've been throwing them in different stuff, for example his gf made mango salsa with jalapeƱo yesterday that is good as hell.

awesome! that salsa you mentioned is making me hungry af. could crush some blue corn chips in some spicy mango salsa right now.

my boss has done that a few times and i'm always impressed by the quality of the home grown veggies. really makes you want to get into it. his mom once brought down some hot peppers and i crushed a ton of them with crackers and cheese, was so good. i remember it well because they were so good.

reminds me of what you just mentioned.

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something my gf and i have been talking about doing in the UK. even if we don't have enough space in our place (likely), we could join a community garden. very good plan.

pretty cool man.

you look around yet? some good ones near by?

ironically, i checked one out today. Boca Raton Community Garden has a decent sized lot, but surprised that there's not more growing there. I think Coral Springs had a smaller lot with much more growing there. Lots of plant hippies in coral springs, it's cool.

i might get some simple stuff this weekend just to get started :ninja: :ninja: :ninja:

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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 06:28:44 am »
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Ok here is a bit of general info about my little farm hahaha. For reference, weather here is something like NYC or DC, probably a bit warmer, but nothing like LA or Miami. Warm summers ( often above 40 celsium ) but also cold winters (not much snow, 5-10 snowing days per year on average, but regular below zero (Celsium) at nights). Warm(ish) weather goes from April till November.

So , i keep about 3-4 pots at home and 3-4 pots at work. My plan each year is to have one 'normal' hot breed ( usually cayenne or sth like that ), one 'weird'/experimental, and all the others i grow the badass beasts , Trinidad scorpion and carolina reaper.
The last ones are way too hot. Scorpion is eatable and eventually you get used to the burn, but carolina reaper is a pure beast, we do eat it but it always burns the same insanely much, we call the taste and feel 'toxic'.
This year my 'normal' breed  failed ( repeated insect attacks that i wasnt able to repel ).
My 'experimental' breed this year is the white fatalii. It was also severely attacked by insects but i saved it, it is now giving peppers.
The carolina reapers and scorpions are going good too.

Generally it was a weird year here , i hear this from other amature farmers. It took too long to get warm , so the beginning was very slow , and then it got too hot too sudden. Plants were like in constant shock. Or it was just a bad year, idk. Things look more balanced now. Days are still long and hot but not to the extreme.

In my experience , the scorpion is the strongest breed of them all. It can stand the heat and the cold much better. It produces lots of peppers and for a very long time. It usually gives pepper till December where eventually freezing nights get it down. It is also a multi-year plant, in December you chop it almost to the ground but then it gives new leaves that evolve to new stem/trunk. I higlhy recommend it as a great overall choice ( very hot , very strong , very productive ).

Thats about all for a quick intro  ;D
« Last Edit: August 27, 2019, 06:31:47 am by vag »
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Re: The adarq.org farming skwad
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 11:38:23 pm »
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Ok here is a bit of general info about my little farm hahaha. For reference, weather here is something like NYC or DC, probably a bit warmer, but nothing like LA or Miami. Warm summers ( often above 40 celsium ) but also cold winters (not much snow, 5-10 snowing days per year on average, but regular below zero (Celsium) at nights). Warm(ish) weather goes from April till November.

So , i keep about 3-4 pots at home and 3-4 pots at work. My plan each year is to have one 'normal' hot breed ( usually cayenne or sth like that ), one 'weird'/experimental, and all the others i grow the badass beasts , Trinidad scorpion and carolina reaper.
The last ones are way too hot. Scorpion is eatable and eventually you get used to the burn, but carolina reaper is a pure beast, we do eat it but it always burns the same insanely much, we call the taste and feel 'toxic'.
This year my 'normal' breed  failed ( repeated insect attacks that i wasnt able to repel ).
My 'experimental' breed this year is the white fatalii. It was also severely attacked by insects but i saved it, it is now giving peppers.
The carolina reapers and scorpions are going good too.

Generally it was a weird year here , i hear this from other amature farmers. It took too long to get warm , so the beginning was very slow , and then it got too hot too sudden. Plants were like in constant shock. Or it was just a bad year, idk. Things look more balanced now. Days are still long and hot but not to the extreme.

In my experience , the scorpion is the strongest breed of them all. It can stand the heat and the cold much better. It produces lots of peppers and for a very long time. It usually gives pepper till December where eventually freezing nights get it down. It is also a multi-year plant, in December you chop it almost to the ground but then it gives new leaves that evolve to new stem/trunk. I higlhy recommend it as a great overall choice ( very hot , very strong , very productive ).

Thats about all for a quick intro  ;D

hah nice!

that's pretty cool.



never had one of those. awesome that it's producing year round for you.

i probably have no idea how hard it will be to deal w/ insects. bugs everywhere in SFL.

i was going to order some stuff this week, but potential hurricane put that on hold for a week i think. will update once i order some seed starter grids & some seeds! ;d

will join adarq.org farm skwad soon. :ninja: :ninja: :ninja:

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 05:10:08 am »
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Yes, that pepper is fugly ( or uniquely gorgeus, depends on the perspective )! I resemble it withvenomous snakes/insects etc, it visually yells 'DON'T EAT ME!". Besides the extreme hotness, it is damn tasty too. Fruity and intense, full bodied taste. We like to eat them raw, with a little olive oil and vinegar. We chop it in very thin slices and then chop each (circular) slice to 4 , that's about the right quantity someone (experienced in hot stuff ) can handle.

The insects i am referring to are aphids : http://www.fao.org/3/y5259e/y5259e0b.htm
Those tiny little bastards create 'colonies at the back of big leafs, but they are too small to chew them, they climb up to the tender new small ones and eat those. Which causes the plant to stop growing and eventually die. But they are somewhat easy to deal with, i don't even use commercial medicine. The most common thing to do is mix 1 lt of water and one tablespoon of soap and alcohol, then spray the leaves with that. Pretty efficient, kills them instantly. Problem is those bastards hide/live in the moist soil, so eventually they come back. They are very hard to spot, so when you realize they are back you re-spray and re-kill them, but it is often too late, they have eaten the tender new stuff. If the plant is strong, it spurts new branches at other spots which eventually become trunk(s), but each one of those iterations throws you more or less 2-3 weeks behind ( in terms of plant development ).
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2019, 09:35:46 am »
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get you some ladybugs. they eat aphids. that's about all i know about natural insect pest management.

also, great advice. once gf and i have a place, if we've got outdoor space it sounds like hot peppers would be a cool thing to grow. good to know about scorpions' hardiness. if not, guess we'll have to find a community garden with a spot.

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Re: The adarq.org farming skwad
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2019, 04:52:29 am »
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Behold fellow adarq.org farmers and spicy lovers, the hottest pot you have ever seen ( those are Carolina Reaper peppers ) :



:raging: :raging: :raging: :raging: :raging: :raging:
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2019, 10:14:38 am »
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Behold fellow adarq.org farmers and spicy lovers, the hottest pot you have ever seen ( those are Carolina Reaper peppers ) :



:raging: :raging: :raging: :raging: :raging: :raging:

whoooooa!!!

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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2019, 03:55:42 am »
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Thanks man, my kind of Christmas tree lol :headbang:
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2019, 11:45:41 am »
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Thanks man, my kind of Christmas tree lol :headbang:

yea definitely. :highfive:

i might get some veggie plants this weekend.. dno. some small cheap ones (peppers) and maybe some rosemary. something like that.

i've been having success with my "flock" (flowers/plants) .. might be time to introduce some veggies.

i have a banana tree that's doing well but nowhere near banana-production stage.

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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2019, 04:11:52 am »
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Sure, herbs are very cool. Basil, coriander and mint are pretty easy to care and strong. Thyme and rosemary haven't gone well to me.
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2019, 11:54:55 am »
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Sure, herbs are very cool. Basil, coriander and mint are pretty easy to care and strong. Thyme and rosemary haven't gone well to me.

yea i wanted to get mint and basil.

maybe ill pick those up soon. i need a better section for herbs. id like to plant them in rows or something. dno yet. been looking at raised beds etc.. lol :ninja:

any idea why the rosemary hasn't gone well? climate?

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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2019, 01:18:59 am »
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attempting to propagate the banana tree babies.