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Lonewolf

Hummm, I've something to learn here :yes:

 

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I love seeing the garden helpers active. This one found us inside early on in the season before the plants went outside. Still in the seedling phase, this one was just a baby eating fungus gnats and inch worms. I can only imagine what types of critters she is snacking on now. Good to see you again big girl.

 

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Vincer

Great pictures, great peppers anche great helpers :)

 

Ciao

Vincenzo

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19 hours ago, Vincer said:

Great pictures, great peppers anche great helpers :)

 

Ciao

Vincenzo

 

Thank you very much. This is my passion. 

 

A Quiet Stroll Through my garden this morning. Feeling Thankful.

 

 

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Vincer
2 hours ago, Pepper Guru said:

 

Thank you very much. This is my passion. 

 

A Quiet Stroll Through my garden this morning. Feeling Thankful.

 

 

The nearest thing to Paradise of Peppers ;)

 

Ciao

Vincenzo

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Pepper Guru

Some of the smallest peppers I've seen. 

 

Three piquin on a dime. 

 

Piquin - Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. 

 

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Harvest week one, in the bag. Gonna net, let things ripen back up, and at it again in two-three weeks. I’ll consider that another OP harvest and then strip green and open flowers. All following harvests, I’ll consider ISO.

Many lessons learned this week. Among them, I learned that I needed another freezer. I learned a lot about many new to me varieties. I learned a lot about deseeding. I also learned a lot about glove changing protocol and complete capsaicin chaos. Total and extreme capsaicin breaches and outbreaks occurred all over the house. Ha

I also sort of developed a way to deseed many peppers at one time while NOT WASTING FLESH OR JUICE like you see with many methods of mass, mechanical deseeding. That one single thing always turned me away from that as an option. Something hit me last night while Jen and I were deseeding that tray of Binquinho...a revelation. I will share in due time in specific detail but suffice it to say, I may have invented a way for seed and sauce lovers to get the best of both worlds. I want it all and therefore, I’m always pondering. Will keep you updated.

I had great times with friends and family. The conversations, the laughs, and even the cries. I doubt any of them will forget this week. I know I won’t.

I love you guys.

-Rich

 

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Vincer

Great job!!!

 

Ciao

Vincenzo

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joefish

Great job, Rich!!! Your plants look perfect.

 

Just a question. I see under the nets some fruits that, if I've well understood are OP, how will you discriminate the fruits not yet ripen from the future ISO fruits?
Perhaps there will be a large time gap, so that the fruits have enough time to ripe while the new ones have to born (I don't know the english translation of allegare).
Isn't it?

 

and a curiosity... :pardon:

What are the environmental conditions in your place?

 

Thank for sharing your excellent work with us!

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2 hours ago, joefish said:

Great job, Rich!!! Your plants look perfect.

 

Just a question. I see under the nets some fruits that, if I've well understood are OP, how will you discriminate the fruits not yet ripen from the future ISO fruits?
Perhaps there will be a large time gap, so that the fruits have enough time to ripe while the new ones have to born (I don't know the english translation of allegare).
Isn't it?

 

and a curiosity... :pardon:

What are the environmental conditions in your place?

 

Thank for sharing your excellent work with us!

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

 

Great question. The next harvest will be OP. At that time, all green fruit and opened flowers will be stripped from the plant. Then the following harvests I will consider ISO. I let a minimum of three weeks pass between each harvest so most now green, OP fruit have a chance to ripen. 

 

My climate has been a little dryer than normal this year but here are my current conditions: 

 

 

 

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Lonewolf
On 9/1/2019 at 9:47 PM, Pepper Guru said:

a way to deseed many peppers at one time while NOT WASTING FLESH

 

Interesting!

Waiting for more info ;)

 

 

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Lonewolf

Great plants, great photos! :clapping: 

 

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5 hours ago, Lonewolf said:

 

Interesting!

Waiting for more info ;)

 

 

you're gonna love it, its a game changer

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RocotoD

How tall are the plants now?

Isolated plants look like brides! :D

Congratulation!

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On 9/3/2019 at 5:02 PM, RocotoD said:

How tall are the plants now?

Isolated plants look like brides! :D

Congratulation!

Anywhere from 4ft to 8ft y’all currently. Some very tall praetermissum, frutescen and baccatum our there! Those will need taller cages for sure in future seasons. 

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RocotoD
13 hours ago, Pepper Guru said:

Anywhere from 4ft to 8ft

Wow! Da 1,2 a 1,4 metri! 

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Piccadillo
6 minutes ago, RocotoD said:

Wow! Da 1,2 a 1,4 metri

Da 1,2 a 2metri..

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2 minutes ago, Piccadillo said:

Da 1,2 a 2metri..

Esatto, errata corrige: da 1,2 a 2,4 metri   :thumbsup:

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3 minutes ago, RocotoD said:

Esatto, errata corrige: da 1,2 a 2,4 metri   :thumbsup:

Errata corrige errata , la mia.. son andato un pò a occhio, son nano e dal metro e ottanta in su per me è tutto gigante..

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Epsilon
On 9/1/2019 at 9:47 PM, Pepper Guru said:

 

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Did you notice that you've caught Bigfoot hidden by the plants in this photo?!?😮😄

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Time to see what seeds, if any, came of our pollination attempt.

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A couple of my favorites this year.

 

 

A couple of my favorites this year before the nets went on.

 

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RocotoD

A question: do you cut the top of the plants when they are small to make them thicker?

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31 minutes ago, RocotoD said:

A question: do you cut the top of the plants when they are small to make them thicker?

 

I touched on this a bit early on in the thread so I'll paste that response here, because I answer that question a lot. It's a great question to ask. 

 

For the last 20 years I've done every pruning method, topping, fimming, stripping, you name it. I've done every single training method there is, low stress, super cropping, SOG, SCROG etc etc etc. With capsicum the TRUTH of the matter is this...

 

None of it will increase yields. Period. Ever. If it did...I would still be doing it. 

 

You will never gain node sites, flower sites, flowers, fruits etc by taking them away. Despite what growers have deluded themselves into believing. 

 

Simple truth is that pruning capsicum is a temporary novelty while indoors for growers that do not have enough of the following things: ADEQUATE LIGHT, QUALITY SOIL and SPACE. Sure, pruned plants can look pretty while indoors and doing novel things like Bonsai (very beautiful) but we do Bonsai because its Bonsai, not because the yields are incredible. Pruning will temporarily change the canopy and can even appear to have tons of blooms and branches, but it still will not compare to a plant left alone.

 

The plants know exactly what to do and grow in a perfectly exponential fractal habit. 

 

Once outdoors, all plants (pruned or not) are made equal under the light of our Sun. By removing branches or growth tips, you are simply removing numbers of potential sites for new branches. If yield is what you're after then the only way to maximize it is tons of light, quality living soil, and space to sprawl. The plant will do the rest. 

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