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Old 02-11-2013, 02:20 AM   #51
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Just ordered some seeds....2.99+free shipping for 25 seeds. If I get 5 or 6 plants out of that, I'll be good. For 3 bucks, it's worth a shot. I can get em started a while since planting season in PA isn't for a couple months yet.
Sounds good. Give them plenty of magnesium and worm castings.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:58 PM   #52
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Just ordered some seeds....2.99+free shipping for 25 seeds. If I get 5 or 6 plants out of that, I'll be good. For 3 bucks, it's worth a shot. I can get em started a while since planting season in PA isn't for a couple months yet.
Have you ever grown peppers from seed? It can be a pain in the arse! If planting season is two months away, I'd recommend starting them inside, in a seed starter kit (mini green house). If you can get em to germinate by the time the weather cooperates, you'll have a better shot..... Were about one month away here, and I started my peppers about a month ago (habanero, jalapeno, cayenne, hot and mild bananas) and now thinking about attempting some scorpions too.

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:54 AM   #53
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Have you ever grown peppers from seed? It can be a pain in the arse! If planting season is two months away, I'd recommend starting them inside, in a seed starter kit (mini green house). If you can get em to germinate by the time the weather cooperates, you'll have a better shot..... Were about one month away here, and I started my peppers about a month ago (habanero, jalapeno, cayenne, hot and mild bananas) and now thinking about attempting some scorpions too.
Yep....Farmed about 400 acres for a number of years. That's why I figured if I get 5 or 6 good plants from 25 seeds I'll be doing ok. I don't think I'll need a bushel of these things, a few should do the trick, plus give me plenty of seeds for future growing.
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Yep....Farmed about 400 acres for a number of years. That's why I figured if I get 5 or 6 good plants from 25 seeds I'll be doing ok. I don't think I'll need a bushel of these things, a few should do the trick, plus give me plenty of seeds for future growing.
Sorry, guess I should have caught the 5-6 reference. I'd imagine your right about the number "needed". I usually grow 3-4 of one really hot pepper of some kind each year, and end up asking myself towards the end of the season why I grew THAT many.... (tomatoes are easier to give away surplus)

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:05 AM   #55
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Sorry, guess I should have caught the 5-6 reference. I'd imagine your right about the number "needed". I usually grow 3-4 of one really hot pepper of some kind each year, and end up asking myself towards the end of the season why I grew THAT many.... (tomatoes are easier to give away surplus)
Yea, 5 or 6 is probably 4 or 5 more than I'll really need, but I'll get to have fun with some friends who think they're real pepper heads, and a local pub near me prides themselves on making all their own wing sauces and likes to experiment (they have a mango Habanero that's awesome). They would take some too I'm sure.
PA's not the best pepper growing region by far, but I have acidic sandy soil,and I've had some good success in the past so even if the conditions aren't optimal I'm sure they'll be hotter than anything else I've grown.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:13 PM   #56
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We eat them at work and yes you are insane

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Old 02-13-2013, 06:36 PM   #57
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We eat them at work and yes you are insane
Insane like us eh?

Yeah, a superhot beer is a novelty. A beer is what you want when you are eating superhots.

I guess you could eat plain tortilla chips and drink liquid death.....

All superhots from habanero on up are tough to sprout. they want it warm and wet but not moldy....a fine line.

Watering with chamomile is supposed to suppress mold.

They take nearly a month to sprout too.

Cayenne and jalapeno sprout when you sneeze on them, not so for superhots.

I start mine in NOVEMBER under flourescent grow bulbs.

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:13 PM   #58
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We eat them at work and yes you are insane
I think i've reached a comfortable heat level with the extract. It's hot enough to enjoy the whole beer but not so hot that you scream in pain with the first sip. Again, I wanted this experiment to be a drinkable, hot IPA but not something useful in mortal combat against the huns.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:33 PM   #59
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I made a habanero ale that was awesome. I simply cut out the veins and seeds and it cut the heat a lot. Totally drinkable and delish.

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:36 PM   #60
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I get it, its just not my bag baby

 
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