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Ghost chilli starting to look angry

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pulse Report This Comment
Date: May 07, 2013 10:39PM

It's getting nice and bright red. The green one from the previous pic has started to turn orange, and you can see the little spots on the leaves I mentioned

She shall soon be ready for fire
pulse Report This Comment
Date: May 07, 2013 11:20PM

Screen quality is really an amazing thing.

When I resized this image I was using a Dell U2711 monitor. The red at the top looks really bright, vibrant and angry. The orange looks still strong. I'm looking at this on my macbook air now and it just looks a bit .. vague. Nowhere near as red and angry as my other monitor.

There's such a difference in the picture of screens, even ones that are meant to be 'good quality'..
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: May 07, 2013 11:34PM

The black spots look like a fungus (black spot leaf disease). Either use chemicals to kill it or pick off the infected leaves and burn them so it won't spread.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: May 08, 2013 01:25AM

Hate to say it dude, but if you don't get that stuff under control pretty quickly it'll be curtains for your plant man disappointed smiley

There's systemic antibiotics and sprays available that can arrest that stuff and that poor pup really needs a dose in a bad way eye popping

fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: May 08, 2013 09:35AM

do not use chemicals on any edible plants, go organic. thumbs
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: May 09, 2013 10:29AM

There aren't many good choices for organic or natural remedies for fungus. Vinegar will probably help control it but it is only a mild fungicide.

Other things like baking soda mixtures I've read don't really do anything to a fungus. Antibiotics won't do any good, they kill bacteria, not fungi, and can actually make things worse by killing off bacteria that the fungus has to compete with and then the fungus blooms.
ImNotLikeEverybodyElse Report This Comment
Date: May 09, 2013 05:06PM

Other fungi

I've got it a bottle somewhere never used for foliar application

Still it depends what exactly you're dealing with. I've always relied on prevention so...
pulse Report This Comment
Date: May 25, 2013 05:54AM

I picked that chilli and we ate it tonight with some pasta. And holy fucking shit it was hot.

The other 2 I'll pick probably tomorrow, and we're going to cut the plant right back and hope it survives. I'm also going to de-seed a couple of the pods and try to grow from seed.

Seriously though, definitely the hottest chilli I've ever eaten. I'm going to pay for that tomorrow
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: May 25, 2013 11:48AM

You gotta pay the pepper now. smiling

I hope you are able to save enough of the plant to keep it going. Make sure you burn the infected parts you cut off or it could spread to other plants. Definitely don't compost or mulch it. Better safe than sorry.
ImNotLikeEverybodyElse Report This Comment
Date: May 29, 2013 10:16PM


Good read. I gotta do this!
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: May 30, 2013 07:48AM

Glad to hear you made good use of that bad boy pulse, and that it met with your expectations of bein uber-hot hot smiley

Mine last year were so small I know they didn reach their full potential, though they were still pretty warm, yet their flavor was decidedly different from any other type pepper I've sampled, and in a good way.

In reading the article mentioned above I did have to wonder if my years of pepper consumption might play a part in my own tolerance for massive amounts of capcasin ingestion, makes sense, but who knows?

My lone Bhut plant is coming along well and has lotsa buds poppin up all over it, so maybe I'll get some full sized fruit this year. I sure hope so hot smiley

ImNotLikeEverybodyElse Report This Comment
Date: May 30, 2013 10:31PM

I agree. I think it is something to do with building a tolerance just as with alcohol or various other drugs.
Just a little over a year ago i could only take a wee bit of the ghost, a tiny flake or two in a bowl of soup, but now I can eat a whole dried bhut. It burns still and I still feel every bit of the intensity, but I can do it. Back then I wouldn't dare! Now I can cut fresh ones with out gloves and for a thrill I occasionally rub my the sweat off my brow afterwards... Other things too that I won't mention. If you're like me one can figure it out. Just be yourself lmao

No but seriously this shit is supposed to be lethal at 8 to (pure capsicasion) 16 megaSHU and not recommending anything but I theorizing that one can build up such a tolerance that needn't fear the reaper with pure extract. But why the fuck would that be necessary. Let me deal with that lmao asshole like a certain pop Cash song
pulse Report This Comment
Date: June 02, 2013 12:51AM

They definitely do have a weird taste, and smell. A bit .. vinegarish.. I dunno, it's hard to explain.

You can smell it for metres around after one has been cut open though. I ate it with my brother in law, my wife doesn't like hot chilli so she put a dab of juice on her finger (a tiny, tiny dab) and licked it and said it was too hot for her, let alone eating it smiling

Still it was pretty cool, I was worried they wouldn't be too hot. I'm saving the seeds though, the plant I think is too sick to fully recover.

Maybe generation 2 will go better, too..

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/06/2013 12:53AM by pulse.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: June 02, 2013 08:57AM

Mine never got big enough to be more than a one or 2 bite affair so I can't comment on the smell when cut but they def did have a decidedly different taste that was almost chemical like.

I grew mine from seed, like the jalapenos, serranos, habeneros and cayennes I had last year. I managed to winter over the ghost, a cayenne and I think a cuppla jalapeno plants and have 'em all out soakin up rays now. The cayennes were the fastest growin of 'em all and already has a new pepper on it while the others are just now buddin out.

Last week I cheated and snagged a tobasco, a cuppla more jalapenos and another habenero plant at a nursery. They're about 8-10" tall and are nice healthy lookin lil pups so I'm hopin to have some peppers from all of those in a month or so.

I need to get out there and take some pics of 'em all. Maybe I will ... about the same time we get a new IOTW grinning

ImNotLikeEverybodyElse Report This Comment
Date: June 05, 2013 11:43AM

Chemical like? Youre using salt based nutes? If so flush before harvest
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: June 05, 2013 11:53PM

I dunno for sure what the composition of the stuff is but all I do other than give 'em rain water is to feed 'em weekly with some Miracle Gro mixed in with the water.

On another note my over wintered cayennes already have about 5 new peppers on 'em and there's about that many healthy buds on the ghost .... woohoo smiling
bouncing smiley

ImNotLikeEverybodyElse Report This Comment
Date: June 06, 2013 12:23PM

Ughhh! Never speak of that again. Lol
But if you must use that horrid stuff; yes flush the hell out them before harvest. That will eliminate the chemical flavour. To flush there are products out there which are nice if you are short on the H2O stuff, but otherwise save some dough and just use water. For in ground you want to get on the verge of drowning the plants, wait a few days and repeat. For pot in regular soil you want to use three times the ratio of pot size for water. Ie, a 3 gallon container would receive 9 gallons of water and if you're into coir twice or even just equal will suffice

Don't get wrong I'm no organic nazi but I use mainly organic. Not trying to push the stuff, but the general organics line from general hydroponics is a very nice program... Though it can be time consuming making a mix. Not outlandishly expensive. Of course I mix other goodies in it too, mainly superthrive which is naturally occuring hormones and vitamin B and another product from gh koolbloom for the ripening stage

Another thing I'm just starting to experiment with from xtreme gardening are these organic feeder paks. Which are teabags you can put at the root zone and just water, or you can break open and pour into water as you would with salts. I'm also betting one could with an aerator brew compost tea for a day with these. I get these from my local 'dro shop in a pack of six for two dollar.

And as long as I'm plugging products growers extreme has got some nifty stuff. Mycoblast and soilblast in particular. Worth every cent.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: June 09, 2013 11:39AM

Yeah if I waddn so lazy I'd brew up some stuff instead, but ....

Mine are almost all in black 3 gal. pots since I read a lot that says they like their roots kept warm. I tried some jalapenos in the ground too last year but the damned grasshoppers swarms wasted those poor pups.

Since we have goats and donkeys here my soil is a mix of potting soil, hay and aminal "stuff". The natural soil here contains a lotta clay which means it's not really very good on its own and when it gets dry it's like rock!

The pepper sprouts I bought are doin great, big ol lush lookin leaves and firm stems, so they should do Ok. My overwintered stuff is full of leaves and buds so maybe in another month or so I'll have a good crop to pick through, hopefully till late fall smiling
bouncing smiley

BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: June 09, 2013 12:12PM

Miracle Gro has an organic line of products too.
ImNotLikeEverybodyElse Report This Comment
Date: June 23, 2013 03:13AM

My over wintering attempts were sabotaged. Very disappointing. I'll try again the next.

Gotta new bed with clay. Workin it with compost and dumped expired nute fish emulsion. Humate, seaweed and kelp. Should be some fine stuff next year. Oh and bat shit too

Off topic of growing; I scored some scorpions at the market the other day! De-seeded (to save for planting this fall) and froze the fruits. No gloves... Still feel the heat slightly on my hands since four days. First 24 burned like hell and 48 still blinding myself if touched either eye. Won't even talk about when I hadda no.1. Now I've gotta box of bhuts to do the same with. definition of insanity
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: June 25, 2013 06:04PM

The ones I saved from last season are all doin well so far but none of 'em (save one) are doin stellar. They've filled out Ok but they don't seem to really be puttin on any new growth yet, and they've been outside for over 2mos. now.

The one cayenne plant I have from last year however is growin like a mad man (again) and is covered with fresh peppers!

Just to add some variety and color to my pepper plants I added some cuttings from my abundant supply of Moss Rose.

In other gardening news I split up a huge pot of Aloe Vera I had that was so full of babies it filled up about 8 other pots. At least now the mama plant with its 24" fronds has ample room to grow again.

The 1/4 acre or so garden we had last year is lying fallow this year until we can sort out how to supply enough water to the area. Between the lack of enough rain and the damned grasshoppers everything died out by early August last year.

We've been lucky enough to have found a tree removal service that needed a place to dump the shredded loads they have gotten from the tornado clean ups and so far they've dumped 3 dump truck loads which we'll be plowin and tillin into the garden area this fall. The ground here has so much clay in it it's like rock once it gets dry so these loads will really help in softening up the garden area and add in lotsa great plant food at the same time.

I need a buncha chickens to gobble up the hordes of damned grasshoppers here! They are already worse so far than last year and they were really bad then!

I guess since pulse changed the IOT(Q)W I'll hafta make good on my word and take/post some pics of my babies spinning
smiley sticking its tongue out
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: June 26, 2013 02:56AM

my favorite Mexican food joint has been running out of habaneros...they say they can't get them because where they shop they don't have them because the price is too high...apparently there's a shortage this year
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: June 26, 2013 12:46PM

Yeah they're usually around $5 a lb here and ghost chiles, when you can find 'em, are like $8-12.

A new Mescan joint recently opened here and they're my new favorite place! They have a great menu with a wide variety of items, their hot sauce actually has some kick and then they offer a really good green sauce too, good portion sizes (had lunch and dinner both thanks to the to-go box leftovers) and .... they offer grilled or roasted peppers with their meals Dancing
Green Banana!

pulse Report This Comment
Date: July 07, 2013 05:41AM

I have a Thai panang curry on its way to me, extra spicy. I've saved all the seeds of my bhut, they'll be planted along with some habaneros and birds eye chillis.

There's some really good mexican places around me, some fancy ones too. I don't mind mexican but it's nowhere near as popular here as it is for you folk. Thai is ace though.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: July 08, 2013 04:25PM

Must be that opposite sides of the equator thing workin on us here as there are very few Thai joints to be found here. I've enjoyed the few I've come across and as for most Mescan food joints here, the food they serve is pretty mild, which is why it's so great to find one with hot sauce that has some kick to it!

Still workin on those pics pulse and haddn forgotten. These days I'm just runnin off my server machine and since I built it as such I didn build a card reader in it. Gonna hafta crack open my long silent i7 hot rod machine to access the reader in it I guess.

I did manage to swoop down on a mondo deal on a pair of sweet APC 1500s this weekend to lighten the load on the one (too small) I'd been usin to take care of the server while leavin the new Yamaha receiver hangin out there unprotected in case one of those bad boy lightenin storms we get from time to time here was to hit and potentially nuke my sweet ass sound system ... Wooohooo smileys
with beer