My chilli farm
Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:58 AM
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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Posted 01 August 2009 - 06:19 AM
Thanks for sharing. :)
Posted 01 August 2009 - 07:37 AM
my chili i made the other night had just 1 jalapeno and 2 anaheims and still lit me up pretty good.
Posted 01 August 2009 - 08:14 AM
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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There has been some really good research in using Capsaicin for pain.
More research ongoing about capsaicin and pain management
Posted 01 August 2009 - 05:59 PM
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 02 August 2009 - 06:03 PM
Anybody tried chilies under grow lights?
Posted 02 August 2009 - 06:37 PM
around the edge of the garden ya know...
Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:39 PM
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.
Posted 03 August 2009 - 06:32 AM
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".
Posted 03 August 2009 - 11:09 AM
There's a whole damn chili cult out there. Yeee-haaawww.
Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:05 PM
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.