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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2017, 07:23:49 am »
Last week I used the large hand controlled tiller till up my wife entire garden. She planted her winter crops: lettus, broccoli, cabbage, radishes, green beans, onions, kale and some spices. We are hoping the beans make it before the first frost. Most of them were growing/popping up in just a few days and almost all are now visible. She put them on mounds in case the garden gets flooded. Good thing, it is supposed to rain all of this coming week.
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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2017, 08:21:42 am »
I told the wife yesterday that we need to dig the sweet potatoes.  Our average first frost is oct 10 though many times it is closer to the 20th.  We always wait as long as we can but I know from experiance that if the green gets frost, it travels to the potatoe and rots them.

Still got tomatoes coming in and fall lettice is great.

Late october early nov will be time to plug the garlic in the ground.
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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2017, 04:08:51 pm »
We are still getting frosts, a lot lighter than winter but the little greenhouse seems to be doing the job. Not sure if it is holding much heat over night or it is just the covering and the plants being up off the ground.
We can expect the odd frost through until November, my standard answer to anyone asking when we can expect our last frost is "a few days after I decide its safe to put my tomatoes in the ground".

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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2017, 06:39:10 am »
Had a day off work yesterday and found a few more chilli varieties to try.
I think these will all be handle with care,
Trinidad Scorpion Butch T 1400000 SHU
Red Habanero 350000-500000 SHU
Cap Mushroom Red 50000-100000 SHU

already had
Cayenne 30000-50000 SHU
Jalapeno 3500-10000 SHU
Banana Peppers 100-1000 SHU
Bell Peppers 0 SHU

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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2017, 06:57:22 am »
220,
That is a nice comparison of how hot the different peppers are. Do you really use the ones that are over 1/2 million SHU?
I remember my dad growing some small green peppers when I was about 7 years old. He told my neighbor and I to just touch it to our tongues. We both used a hose to try to cool our mouths down.
Jim

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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #45 on: October 05, 2017, 12:27:08 pm »
I am on to my winter fall garden. My crops of kale, collards, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli are looking good. The radishes are doing fantastic but as always I over planted them.

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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #46 on: October 05, 2017, 03:45:16 pm »
Not sure what I will do once they start producing, I don't mind a mild chilli like jalapeno and use hotter ones like the cayenne a bit in cooking but these are in a different class when it comes to heat. Will probably try them in cooking but cant see any of them making it straight into my mouth.  I have a mate that makes hot chilli sauce so Im sure he will use some.
Cost me about $3 for each seedling  I will save some seed for the future given seed for them retails for 50c-$1 a seed. The other varieties I'm growing are all from seed I saved from last year.

The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T held the world record for the hottest chilli in the world for a number of years, I'm sure if I sent some to the farmers markets with my brother along with a bit of signage saying not safe to eat and got him to charge $1 each probably sell a heap.

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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #47 on: October 05, 2017, 11:20:33 pm »
What is funny is that my daughter and my 2 granddaughters love peppers and hot food. My oldest granddaughter puts hot sauce on almost all of her food. I almost never eat hot food.
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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #48 on: October 06, 2017, 01:17:11 am »
I've got ghost and habanero peppers.  I use them in my salsa and hot sauce.  The market will buy the habaneros from me, but isn't interested in the ghost peppers.  (Chickens! LOL!!!)

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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #49 on: October 06, 2017, 04:24:43 pm »
I love hot stuff also but don't just do straight hot sauce. I prefer to just use hot salsa on things.

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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #50 on: October 10, 2017, 12:18:06 am »

Cost me about $3 for each seedling  I will save some seed for the future given seed for them retails for 50c-$1 a seed. The other varieties I'm growing are all from seed I saved from last year.


That would work if you only grew one type of peppers. Like any veggi or fruit the seed will be the sum of the two parents so the bees will determine the male (or you can with a q-tip).
If you are growing your own you need a lot of bottom heat to get the seeds to germinate. I put mine on a fish tank until they pop out of the ground.
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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #51 on: November 28, 2017, 07:37:55 pm »
Here is a picture of my wife, Judy, working in her garden with a little help.
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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #52 on: November 29, 2017, 11:44:07 am »
What do yall all got planted out there?

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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #53 on: November 29, 2017, 11:44:43 am »
I have been busy expanding my orchard. I have got four  more blueberry plants in the ground and one more apple tree on the way

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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #54 on: November 29, 2017, 02:07:11 pm »
What do yall all got planted out there?
Carrots, kale, lettuce, broccoli, spinach, onions, Brussels sprouts, green beans, oregano, chocolate mint, lemon grass and thyme.
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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #55 on: November 30, 2017, 03:54:39 pm »
That is a nice spread there. I cut back a bit this year. I only have cabbage, kale, collards, broccoli, and the worlds largest rosemary plant plus a smaller one. I did run into an unique looking rosemary plant and got some cuttings off of it. Four days in and they don't look to be dying yet.

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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #56 on: November 30, 2017, 10:38:02 pm »
That is a nice spread there. I cut back a bit this year. I only have cabbage, kale, collards, broccoli, and the worlds largest rosemary plant plus a smaller one. I did run into an unique looking rosemary plant and got some cuttings off of it. Four days in and they don't look to be dying yet.
Sounds good, do you have any pictures?

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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #57 on: December 07, 2017, 10:04:27 am »
Unfortunately I don't. I don't have a smart phone and it is a process to take a picture text it to my mom's phone and then sent it to my email. I will try so soon though.