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Re: The adarq.org farming skwad
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2020, 08:46:19 am »
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Planted the first seeds for 2020. It is way too cold outside, but i plant in the office, got a big window facing south-west so tons of sun and temperature steady around 25 Celsium. It is practically a green house.

Experimental seeding this year, two new varieties that a friend of a friend provided :
  • Aji Charapita, famous as the most expensive hot peppers in the world. Idk about that, seeds are all over the net so i doubt it. Those peppers are very cool, little orange balls with a sudden and extreme burst of heat that also quickly goes away.
  • Scotch bonnet , those are like scorpions but bigger and about half hot, so it is a great everyday choice.

The Carolina reaper plants gave a lot of peppers. But i am probably growing them just because it is the hottest in the world. This shit is not edible,  it is purely toxic. We are 3 experienced, almost addicted, chili eaters and yet we haven't been able to consume, together, even one whole normal sized pepper at a meal. The burn is really out of this world. Oh well ill keep farming it, it is so extreme as a.... creature that it is enough rewarding do it. It is easy now too, the tree is multi-year. After the big colds , around early March, i chop it down to a few inches above the soil, then after a little while it sprouts new branches and re-grows, using the already established root system. So new 'babies' are much stronger. It will be the 4th year i do this IIRC. Awesome!
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Re: The adarq.org farming skwad
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2020, 01:54:12 am »
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Planted the first seeds for 2020. It is way too cold outside, but i plant in the office, got a big window facing south-west so tons of sun and temperature steady around 25 Celsium. It is practically a green house.

Experimental seeding this year, two new varieties that a friend of a friend provided :
  • Aji Charapita, famous as the most expensive hot peppers in the world. Idk about that, seeds are all over the net so i doubt it. Those peppers are very cool, little orange balls with a sudden and extreme burst of heat that also quickly goes away.
  • Scotch bonnet , those are like scorpions but bigger and about half hot, so it is a great everyday choice.

awesome!

never seen those aji's before:



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The Carolina reaper plants gave a lot of peppers. But i am probably growing them just because it is the hottest in the world. This shit is not edible,  it is purely toxic.

loool.

i don't think i've had them. i might have a carolina reaper plant now that my friend gave me to "foster", but not sure. i think i have reapers, ghost & scotch from him, as well as some more edible peppers.

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We are 3 experienced, almost addicted, chili eaters and yet we haven't been able to consume, together, even one whole normal sized pepper at a meal. The burn is really out of this world. Oh well ill keep farming it, it is so extreme as a.... creature that it is enough rewarding do it. It is easy now too, the tree is multi-year. After the big colds , around early March, i chop it down to a few inches above the soil, then after a little while it sprouts new branches and re-grows, using the already established root system. So new 'babies' are much stronger. It will be the 4th year i do this IIRC. Awesome!

sick. love it. i'm bad at cutting things down etc. takes more experience it seems.



good luck!

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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2020, 10:36:44 am »
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Nice pics!
To prune is a whole science. So many variables, depending on goals, plants, methods, era etc. Needs a lot of reading and experience. Ive only done basic stuff and not even sure i did them right.
But to chop down for re-spawn is the easiest thing in the world. You start from the top and chop chop chop all branches, until you only have the main trunk left, then chop this too leaving only a few inches of trunk above the soil. The only key point here is to not leave this final chop messy. you need one fast clean cut. My pepper plants trunks are not that fat, top 2 inches diameter, so with a good sharp pruning scissor and a fast explosive movement ( wrist RFD anyone? ) it is rather easy.
Ill try to keep in mind and share pics of before/after/respawn this year.
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« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2020, 07:01:54 pm »
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stir fry from yesterday (all home grown peppers): :-* :wowthatwasnutswtf:




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« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2020, 02:19:44 pm »
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i'm probably close to "two weeks" worth of home grown ingredients for my stir frys.. ie, not having to buy more peppers because I grew my own. that's pretty cool.

the ones i just picked today is basically 2 days worth. I have a green bell pepper that's almost ready too.. need to pick it before stuff starts eating it. Also have a red bell pepper growing finally.

going to go get more dirt today, to plant some more pepper plants.



this week: scotch bonnett, jalapeno, serrano, yellow, cherry pepper, habanero.





last week:




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« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2020, 01:31:59 am »
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this week's pepper stash.

i got a few green & red bell now, also a banana pepper! ;f

ate half of that today.. will eat the other half tmw.

love it.

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just this week's home grown peppers. (also some of last week's in 2nd photo). the green bell are the toughest to grow so far, they break the branches when they get heavy. insects love them too. jalapeno is the easiest so far. i get a good batch every week.


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Re: The adarq.org farming skwad
« Reply #23 on: February 29, 2020, 12:11:14 pm »
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http://www.adarq.org/progress-journals-experimental-routines/adarq's-journal/msg152405/#msg152405

this week's batch of peppers. crazy batch.

need more pepper plants.. :D

need to grow them from seeds from these plants.. :D





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Re: The adarq.org farming skwad
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2020, 08:12:17 pm »
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my pepper plants (46 total) & tomato plants (naturally growing "everglades" tomato <- appeared out of nowhere):

i'll show a photo of the full tomato plant some other time. it's taking over a section of the fence. it's huge.








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Re: The adarq.org farming skwad
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2020, 02:21:52 pm »
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trying to step my urban farming up bigtime. i hate worrying about food when there's a panic. i always go early (ie, hurricane prep).

but this could become a problem for 4-8 weeks.. who knows. so, trying to step up pepper/tomato production considerably.

here's some tomatoes (hand full every few days), new banana peppers, and some berries i don't know what they are yet:















^^ they smell edible .. tons on there. need to figure out what it is.



naturally growing "everglades tomato" plant that has just taken over this section of the fence.


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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2020, 02:23:20 pm »
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http://www.adarq.org/progress-journals-experimental-routines/adarq's-journal/msg152730/#msg152730

trying to step my urban farming up bigtime. i hate worrying about food when there's a panic. i always go early (ie, hurricane prep).

but this could become a problem for 4-8 weeks.. who knows. so, trying to step up pepper/tomato production considerably.

here's some tomatoes (hand full every few days), new banana peppers, and some berries i don't know what they are yet:















^^ they smell edible .. tons on there. need to figure out what it is.



naturally growing "everglades tomato" plant that has just taken over this section of the fence.




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« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2020, 04:21:00 am »
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my lime plant is starting to produce. can't wait until this thing is cranking.


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« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2020, 11:31:02 pm »
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some peppers i picked today, and stir fry:





also, planted 144 seeds (shishitos, bells, jalapenos). this is before i put the remaining dirt on top.

also, i'm experimenting with two different soils here. each 12 x 6 block is a diff soil, 2 diff blocks.