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Post  STR-LGL-70 on Sun 25 Feb - 11:56

Any one else grow them?
I've got about 700 plants started, Carolina reaper, scorpion, chocolate Bhutah, ghost, tobasco, datil, etc.
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Post  DanE on Sun 25 Feb - 15:08

My neighbor grows the 5 strongest strains. He calls where they grow "Death Row" Mad

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Post  STR-LGL-70 on Sun 25 Feb - 17:23

Carolina reaper are supposed to be the hottest, about 2,000,000 scoville units; a little of them goes a long way.
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Post  D. Sea on Mon 26 Feb - 8:28

Nothing that Hot:

Pepperoncini
Jalapeno
Bell
Anaheim Chili
Banana
Cayenne
Poblano
Serrano

I have 250+ started indoors along with 30 Tomatoes of various varities.
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Post  STR-LGL-70 on Mon 26 Feb - 9:42

Awesome! I love poblanos but for some reason I never really have too much luck with them, probably pick some up at Home Depot & try again. Same w/tomatoes, grow them fine but usually have something else eats them before they get picked. Really want to get something going small scale farm wise to supplement income, been wanting to do the pepper thing for years but not sure if I have enough land.
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Post  D. Sea on Mon 26 Feb - 12:39

I have lots of land but also LOTS of deer that love veggies...
So Garden must be fenced in and the fence MUST be over 6 feet high.

I also do a large field of sunflowers for the deer and birds to enjoy at the back of my property. Plan on doing even more sunflowers in the middle of a field for a hunter that leases the property for deer season.

I grew Poblanos for the first time last season, only 4 plants and they did really well. Planting 30+ Poblanos this season.


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Post  dfree383 on Mon 26 Feb - 14:10

I need to do some in planter boxes, any suggestions?
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Post  D. Sea on Mon 26 Feb - 14:20

dfree383 wrote:I need to do some in planter boxes, any suggestions?

Large planters in full sun and keep up with water. If you are starting your own then now is the time to start indoors. If buying from a store then wait until you are about ready to plant.
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Post  STR-LGL-70 on Mon 26 Feb - 18:14

D. Sea wrote:I have lots of land but also LOTS of deer that love veggies...
So Garden must be fenced in and the fence MUST be over 6 feet high.

I also do a large field of sunflowers for the deer and birds to enjoy at the back of my property.  Plan on doing even more sunflowers in the middle of a field for a hunter that leases the property for deer season.

I grew Poblanos for the first time last season, only 4 plants and they did really well.  Planting 30+ Poblanos this season.  


You do anything different for the poblanos than the others?
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Post  bruno on Mon 26 Feb - 21:21

D. Sea wrote:Nothing that Hot:

Pepperoncini
Jalapeno
Bell
Anaheim Chili
Banana
Cayenne
Poblano
Serrano

I have 250+ started indoors along with 30 Tomatoes of various varities.

Pepperoncini , one of my favs
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Post  D. Sea on Tue 27 Feb - 8:07

Poblanos are taking a little longer to germinate but last year I planted them right next to my other peppers and they did great. Make sure your garden drains well so they don't sit in water. fortunately my Garden is on just enough of an incline that everything drains perfectly if I put the rows in the correct direction.

I'm no expert, just follow directions from previous mentors (Dad, Uncle and Friend)
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