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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #646
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Don't worry about pod shape, most new pods will be funky shaped and water/weather will also effect the shape. I notice even when I fertilize some new pods are misshaped.
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Friend brought me a bunch of Swenson Red grapes from her greenhouse. Home grown grapes are so worth it!!!
Think of it, grape chasers for your ghost peppers.

Your friend either knows her grapes, or got lucky with randomly getting Swenson Red, my favorite grape.
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Every day I come home yet more flowers have set fruit on the ghost pepper plants and new growth.

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I don't think they like being "annuals". Can you imagine one that is free to grow over several years?



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I saw a giant jalapeno pepper plant that was I think 10 years old in a greenhouse it had bark on it.
Usually by this time of year all my pepper plants have bark on them.
I dont plan on letting these ghost peppers die, to much time and money invested in them.
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I saw a giant jalapeno pepper plant that was I think 10 years old in a greenhouse it had bark on it.
Usually by this time of year all my pepper plants have bark on them.
I dont plan on letting these ghost peppers die, to much time and money invested in them.
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me either. I left mine in the pot this Summer. It sat in the greenhouse all Summer hardly growing. I totally forgot to fertilize it. I usually have an injector on and I moved the injector to another house and forgot to add osmocote. after I realized it the thing started growing like mad. now it has red/orange peppers on it.moving it to the other greenhouse for the winter.
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Every day I come home yet more flowers have set fruit on the ghost pepper plants and new growth.

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talking about ghost peppers, here is a picture of mine.
I have dried some and plan to make some hot sauce, mixing in some ripe jalapeno and Fresno with eat to tame it a bit.
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I hope some of mine turn red soon.

Today I came across a stray 20 stick of 3/8 rebar on the job it is leftovers they will toss.
I cut it into 5 foot lengths and put it in the truck.
When I get home I will cut 1 foot sticks of it to drive in the ground to put PVC pipe on to make a tunnel for the skinny driveway garden to protect the pepper plants and other stuff.
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Good find. I grab deals like that for free.

Good idea to use rebar to support PVC pipe. But I wonder how much of one foot goes in the ground and how much of it goes inside the PVC ? I have used short rebars to support cheap flimsy cages and extend its height too.

BTW : How/ with what do you cut them rebars ? Hack saw ? I wouldn't think so.
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Yes a hacksaw fast and easy plus exercise.
The rebar will be driven into packed limestone road base.
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Your friend either knows her grapes, or got lucky with randomly getting Swenson Red, my favorite grape.
I guess I got lucky, for sure! Since I don't know my grapes at all, but she rooted me a cutting of this one, which is truly amazing. It grew quite a bit this summer. I'm wondering whether to pot it up now in the fall, or wait until spring. (It lives in the greenhouse here, of course.)
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Speaking of grapes I need to get started on that giant post hole to sink a huge post to run my wire for the grape vines between driveways.
I think the soil will be perfect with irrigation.
I thin layer of top soil in top of limestone road base with decomposed granite miked in.
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