2021 Peppers

heirloomgal

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Think about warmth, @AMKuska .

That bed in the greenhouse only has early morning and late afternoon shade. The plastic film cuts out about 10% of sunlight - which is fairly intense during our arid summer weather. (Western WA, your mileage may vary ;).)

@heirloomgal , what is your degree of latitude? I know that you said that you are further north than some Ontario folks.

Steve
46.4917° N, 80.9930° W

I've always wondered why we're considered 'northern' Ontario because, looking at the provincial parameters, we are quite south of even the middle point of Ontario. It must be more of a population reference than a geographical one, maybe because my area is considered the most populated relative to moving northward.
 

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The plants in the photo were taken at SSE during one of my visits... but mine were just as loaded, if not more. SSE is certified organic, so chances are no fertilizer was used; and I use only a manure side dressing, if that.
That's a great harvest for an in ground plant. (Well, in my area anyway!) Kind of amazing that you toured the SSE gardens. That must have been pretty neat. I've only ever seen photos, and not many at that.
 

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Eh, let me go look.

Grand Bell mox: 20+ (I literally planted two entire packs of seeds, not sure how many will finish out though)
Big Jim: 12
1x of:
7 Pod Brain Strain (Yellow)
Scotch Bonnet Trinidador
7 Pod Primo Yellow
Cheiro De Norte
Scotch Bonnet Moa Red
Scotch Bonnet Safi
7 Pod Infinity
Scotch Bonnet Brown

2x Carolina Reapers, not mine, my son is growing them.

I don't do hot peppers, but my husband loves them and enjoys brewing his own hot sauces. I got all these to let him try, and what he likes I'll grow and hand pollinate some in the greenhouse for more seeds.
 

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Eh, let me go look.

Grand Bell mox: 20+ (I literally planted two entire packs of seeds, not sure how many will finish out though)
Big Jim: 12
1x of:
7 Pod Brain Strain (Yellow)
Scotch Bonnet Trinidador
7 Pod Primo Yellow
Cheiro De Norte
Scotch Bonnet Moa Red
Scotch Bonnet Safi
7 Pod Infinity
Scotch Bonnet Brown

2x Carolina Reapers, not mine, my son is growing them.

I don't do hot peppers, but my husband loves them and enjoys brewing his own hot sauces. I got all these to let him try, and what he likes I'll grow and hand pollinate some in the greenhouse for more seeds.
That's the list of a very brave person! Especially all those varieties with the #'7' - sooo hot! I do love growing the brown hots though; I haven't heard of Scotch Bonnet Brown (I hope you post pics ) ,but I bet it'll be a beautiful pepper. The chocolate habaneros & scorpions I've grown look to me like the richest dark chocolates.

I'm trying Big Jim for the first time this year, really curious to see what these are like. I wonder if they really do merit the name 'Big'. If you have any tips about growing 'em I'd love to hear. I grow almost all my peppers in a greenhouse now and I always get piles of seeds just in case you are worried about pollination in there.
 

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That's the list of a very brave person! Especially all those varieties with the #'7' - sooo hot! I do love growing the brown hots though; I haven't heard of Scotch Bonnet Brown (I hope you post pics ) ,but I bet it'll be a beautiful pepper. The chocolate habaneros & scorpions I've grown look to me like the richest dark chocolates.

I'm trying Big Jim for the first time this year, really curious to see what these are like. I wonder if they really do merit the name 'Big'. If you have any tips about growing 'em I'd love to hear. I grow almost all my peppers in a greenhouse now and I always get piles of seeds just in case you are worried about pollination in there.

This is my first year growing them, so I guess we'll learn together! There's no guarantee I'll get anything because our cool climates aren't great for pepper growing. We did a habanero that grew into an enormous bush and had 30-40 peppers on it in the greenhouse though, so I'm hoping I can recreate what I learned with that pepper bush.
 

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I’m growing Corno Di Toro, Giant Marconi and something called Salsariffic.
I am.also growing giant marconi, little wonder snack which I found in a nursery today and sweet red cherry which I plan to pickle. I had to special order the sweet red cherry seeds. Next year I will have an 8 x 8 ft greenhouse. I awaiting delivery now. I will be heating it so I can start my plants really early.
 

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I top my peppers off. I basically cut off the first several sets of leaves. This encourages branching. They produce almost twice as many peppers now that I started doing that. I start mine in 3 1/2 inch pots and they stay there till they go into the ground.

Mary
I have heard about topping them. I am going to do that. Thank you!
 

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