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#1 psyclone

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:58 AM

Here is my little garden!
From left to right:
Orange Habanero, Bolivian Rainbow, Microcarpum?
And the little one is Aji Cristal. She will give me extremelly delicious pods some day and im planning to cold smoke them to give them a smoky flavour! I have few more seeds of different strains and will propably give them birth soon! Habanero is too strong for cooking. When you chew a tiny bit of the habanero pod it will make your eyes water and for some reason your mouth starts to fill with saliva?!? It burns like hell but the endorphine kick gets you want them more! :nana:
Anyone else into these? They are really easy to grow near the window at summer. I left the Habanero without watering for 11 days and it showed no signs of drying! They are very tolerant for insects and cold weather. Although it varies from strain to strain. I almost killed the Habanero at last winter. It dropped almost all of her leaves and couple of stems died but look at her now! Bushy and blooming!
Rainbow and Microcarpum are potted at March and Microcarpum is now about 2 feet tall. It cant even hold its own weight and i had to put a stick next to it to support its weight.
In the last pic you can see the reward for taking a good care of the "ladies". Orange ones are Habanero pods and the reds are Afghan F1 (RIP).
Unfortunately i havent got any pods this year yet but Rainbow is sure looking promising. She should be making different colored pods. Google "bolivian rainbow" and you´ll see how cool looking plant it can be!
Beware you can easilly get hooked into chillies!

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#2 Mermaidia

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 06:19 AM

Awesome! I think that would be a nice addition to any garden.
Thanks for sharing. :)

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 07:37 AM

peppers are great in garden but i just can't eat that many super-hot ones anymore.
my chili i made the other night had just 1 jalapeno and 2 anaheims and still lit me up pretty good.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 08:14 AM

Very nice!

I as well have been a chilli-head for years. Eating hot food weekly.
I do believe you get hooked. In our quest for that bigger chili hit we have grown
the evil ghost pepper "naga jolokia" Now I can eat raw Hab after Hab all day.....
The very tip of the naga jolokia dropped me to my knees!!
As if some one pepper sprayed my mouth!

I would also recommend The Red Savina Habanero
It was made in a mad science lab. It was the hottest pepper in the world at one time.
But ours didn't seem to be all that. It was about the same as the Devils tongue (yellow Hab)

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 08:28 AM

Like PE/PEU? try Pene Pepper heat level 9 lol


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Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:39 AM

:kewl:


yummm chili's

#7 psyclone

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 02:54 PM

Jigalow: Did you start with some of the milder chilis or were you able to eat Habs straight from first try? Just wondering because i got hooked with just tabasco and moved on to stronger stuff. I think its possible to rise your "chili tolerance" by eating hot food more often. I love the taste of Hab but cant eat them raw... Although i think i have about 3-4 different habanero sauces in my kitchen =) I just cant even imagine the heat of that naga jolokia! ~1000 000 scovilles!?! I´d love to grow one of those bastards!

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 03:21 PM

I had to post these two pics i found. One interesting way to grow plants! Basically you just hang the buckets from roof or something and the plants grow from the bottom of buckets. I have to try this style next. I cant stop thinking how hemp would end up with this method! Someone should try it for me :rasta:

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#9 Jigalow

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 05:30 PM

Took years to work up to that. That bucket is awesome!

There has been some really good research in using Capsaicin for pain.


More research ongoing about capsaicin and pain management

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 05:59 PM

Oooooh, I love peppers! Ya got some nice little friends there.
All I have going is one habanero and one cayenne. Last year I had a couple of hunan chilis on the windowsill.
Funny, over the years hot peppers have never bothered my stomach. Now, fried foods and pizzas kill me. But my chili, bloody mary's etc. would kill the average person. Except my youngest granddaughter, at 7 she can almost match me pepper for pepper! I'm proud of her:eusa_clap
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 07:08 PM

Hey what is a good, hot starter pepper for someone looking to get into growing them? I put powdered habanero in my food, so that's probably the limit I've come to so far. Given that, is there a particular one that would lend itself better to a newbie? And since it depends on the chilli I'm sure, what type of soil and conditions would be needed for the particular one recommended? I appreciate all your responses.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 06:16 AM

Hey there Azuloso! Most chilis doesnt have much flavour or you just cant taste it because of their hotness. There are few that are known to be very tasteful and suitable of cooking. I would suggest Lemon Drop, Aji Cristal and of course all the Habaneros. Lemon Drop can grow up to 6 feet tall! I challenge you to try that upside down bucket tek with me (check out the pics in my post above)!

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 09:04 AM

Thanks for the info. Where is the best place to get seeds, and is there a link to your tek somewhere? I appreciate the help. I have always loved peppers, and it would be very rewarding to grow them myself.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:53 PM

google rainbow chilli seeds.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 06:03 PM

Gawd! I googled Rainbow, then just chilli seeds. Here I thought I was hot stuff. There are some freaking amazing varieties out there. Or is it amazingly freaky varieties?
Anybody tried chilies under grow lights?

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 06:37 PM

i've grown jalapenos and bells and chili peppers under my grow lights
around the edge of the garden ya know...

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:39 PM

I have over-wintered Serrano's, Hab's and Thai's.
With heating pads and grow lights.
Good pepper plants will produce for a few years.
We just cut them back, stick them in pots.
Let them stay outside for a few weeks then transfer in.
As long as they make it past the 1st transfer they are good.
It was a PITA so just start from seed stock now.


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Posted 03 August 2009 - 06:32 AM

I used to frequent a chilli forum over here in the U.K and yes plenty of people grew under lights. There were even a few stories of the police raiding their grows thinking there was something dodgy going on.

Currently growing Arribi gusano that look like little yellow catepillars, Dogtooth, chocolate hab., Lemon drop, Black prince, Israeli hot, Aji Amarillo and the hottest in the world the Dorset naga (made me spew snot!)

They grow much like tomatos but like a little less nitrogen. There are specialist fertilizers such as "Chilli Focus".

Good luck.

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 11:09 AM

Guess I'll have to order some of those seeds.

There's a whole damn chili cult out there. Yeee-haaawww.

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:05 PM

I got a purple tiger chilli plant,it's more of a decrative plant.
The leafs are purple on this plant,looks really good.

I grew it last year and brought it in over winter,chopped it back and just let the leafs drop off to just branches,at the start of summer put back outside and it started growing again.




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