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Old 08-08-2006, 09:20 PM   #11
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ttt for more experiences growing chilies.
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Old 08-08-2006, 09:28 PM   #12
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I have about 12 red hab plants and 8 what-are-supposed-to-be-jalapenos-but-are-really-banana-peppers (though they are a bit hot) and about 6 bell pepper plants.

The banana peppers are falling all over themselves with fruit. I have harvested twice. The habs are also doing really well, but are still very green. Have picked maybe 3 bell peppers so far.

I would have loved to grow serannos but couldn't find them.

Big, you are growing lots of basically the same thing. What will you do with them? If I were you, I'd definitely grow some peppers that taste diffferentand/or have difft. amounts of heat, like jalapenos or serranos or bird peppers, or banana pepprs or hot cherries.
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Old 08-08-2006, 09:35 PM   #13
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Jenny i want to see which ones i like the best. I picked them out of a huge list of peppers that an acquaintace of mine grew.

I will def do some jalepenos and serranos, and then all of those ones i listed.

as for what i will do, i will be making different hotsauces, and pickling some.

also will be making chili powders.

another reasons for growing the ones i listed is that they are rare and hard to find. I have never seen any billy goat, chocloate habaneros, or fatalii anywhere.

the red carribean and scotch bonnetts are just some faithful solid all around peppers.

i will be making a bunch of different batches of hotsauce trial and error
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Old 08-08-2006, 09:50 PM   #14
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Go to it!!

Jalapenos are a good all-around pepper to have for salsas and other recipes you make for your non-chilihead friends.

If I served salsa made with my habs, we'd all be in the ER and some tv lawyer would be knocking on my door.
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Old 08-08-2006, 09:51 PM   #15
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I currently have :
Ají dulce ( the sweet version of the habanero)
Jalapeńo
Malay chile pepper
Pinguita de mono
Dutch chile pepper
Peruvian Ají Amarillo ( they're actually orange, not yellow)
Chirel ( a local variety of tepín)

You need to give them space, and plenty of nice, soft earth to grow lots of roots. Normal bugs can be removed with a generic insecticide. Root Rot is almost impossible to avoid if you over-water the plants or have too much rain. Slugs are whacked with a sledgehammer daily to remove them...

(Only kidding there!)
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:24 PM   #16
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Have any of you ever grown indoors in huge pots?

I will not have my house until november, and i am itching to get started right away.
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:03 PM   #17
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still would like to hear some members experiences with growing serranos and jalapenos
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:20 PM   #18
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still would like to hear some members experiences with growing serranos and jalapenos
They are very easy to grow and have similar tastes and heat levels. Sorta interchangeable.

I have found that my hot peppers like hot temps and room to grow, so I am not sure how they would fare inside in a pot.
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Old 08-09-2006, 03:41 PM   #19
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I'm not sure how the uber high humidity of houston coupled with the extreme temperatures would do.

Maybe put them outside during the day and inside at night.
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Old 08-09-2006, 05:34 PM   #20
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Think of where those habs and scotch bonnets are from!

They like that weather.
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