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Fresh chillies from the garden

Discussion in 'Geek Food' started by Quan-Time, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Elmf

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    Nothing special but good enough for my meals! Didn't even replant...same plant as last year
     
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  2. juzz86

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    Beautiful, looks very healthy mate. Dirt looks great!
     
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  3. Elmf

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    Tastes good. Just used one in a stir fry and gives a spice without a burn. Good for your everyday meal.

    Keep growing boys, cool thread
     
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  4. BlueRaven

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    Looking good Elmf . :thumbup:

    juzz86 I've always used Thrive "Flowering & Fruiting" concentrate for all my veg whenever I've had a crack at home-growing, seems to work pretty well as a general growth-booster during flowering for a wide range of plants.

    So guys, should I bite the bullet and try to separate out and repot these new Surprise Seedlings individually? The bigger one is already starting to flower.
    Or should I just let them be, and transplant the whole lot into a big-arse terracotta pot and have myself a little pot-grown "chilli thicket" (hopefully, if I do it right)?
    Thoughts/advice welcomed.

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  5. juzz86

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    I've got nothing bad to say about Thrive mate - the basic yellow powder from Woolies/Bunnings is excellent for pretty much everything, even well after use-by. I did find it burnt our couple of roses a bit early on, but half-dosing fixed that and roses are a pain in the ass anyway.

    I like the 'thicket' idea - they look good together. You might find the shorties struggling a bit once the big one takes off and monopolises the sun exposure?

    I'd call the littl'un a 'Thai Hot' and the big one looks like a Hab of some sort. Those little ones seem to punch well above weight, had a couple in the past :thumbup:
     
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    Probably wouldn't hurt to separate, BlueRaven, less competition for nutrients, etc.

    Hmmm, I might need a chili plant to go with my curry plant ;)
     
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  7. MUTMAN

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    what ever way you go, i'd wait for the fruiting to finish first.
    take the seeds and propagate from there, leave the mother plants as is, sometimes competition is good for the genetics
     
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  8. BlueRaven

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    Cheers lads. Reckon I'll just let them be for now, rotate the pot to make sure the little Thai Hot gets the most of the morning/midday sun, and see how the other two get on.
    They're obviously liking the position despite the fact that it's quite exposed, so these things are straight away making a nonsense of the advice I posted to Deftone2k upthread. :lol:

    The other two sprouted from dropped fruit off the established plant that I saw but just let be, it's pretty crazy that the new seedlings are so much lankier and reachinf for the sun.
    Genetics/generational evolution is some arcane shit yo. :)
     
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  9. BlueRaven

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    Turns out that the surprise seedlings aren't chillies, they're capsicums/bell peppers!
    They must have sprouted from seeds in the fresh compost that I topped up the pot with several months ago.

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    Sorry for the shit second photo, but you can kinda see that there's a bunch more little buds on the biggest plant, hope they do well.
    I wonder if I should put a stake in the pot before it gets too much bigger, just in case it needs some support later?

    I bought a new watering can and one of the large hose-on packs of Charlie Carp because it was on special for $12 at Bunnos, time to give them a bit of a general-purpose feed.
    Same with the Scorp, it's yellowing a bit on the top, the soil that's currently in the pot isn't great. I put too much compost in and it's all compacted, water flows straight out the bottom of the pot now.

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    Bought a bag of Richgro "Black Marvel" potting mix, I'm going to repot it into the larger pot and give it a feed with the Fish Sauce (after mowing the grass, priorities and all... :) ).
    But amazingly, it has another round of buds/flowers on it, I might get a few more fruit off it before the season is done.
     
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  10. sir_bazz

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    For those in Melbourne, (didn't check nationally), the documentary "Chiliheads" is on FTA tonight.
    I haven't seen it but it scores a solid 8.1 over at IMDB.
    https://m.imdb.com/title/tt15395466/

    SBS at 9:40PM
     
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    did a quick search on the SBS On Demand app but it isn't there, booooo!
    (hopefully they also bought the digital rights as part of the deal and will add it at some later stage after it airs)
     
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    I fell asleep half way through it. LoL
     
  13. BlueRaven

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    I repotted the Butch T, but the largest pot I could find in the shed was only a bit bigger than the current one (~360mm vs. 300).
    But it was enough to put a few inches of this "Black Marvel" potting mix in the bottom, then filled in around the sides (with some gentle shaking/banging to settle the mix), plus a thin layer on top.
    Watered it in then topped it off with a mild solution of Charlie Carp and Thrive to ease the transplant shock, and waited to see what would happen. Apparently it likes its new home. :)
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    Nice and green again, lots of new young growth and flower buds all over it. I can recommend this Black Marvel mix, for this variety anyway.
    It has that curious and seemingly contradictory property of "wetting" and holding water well so the pot doesn't dry out quickly, while also being free-draining so the roots aren't sitting in standing water/mud.
     
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  14. AgB deano

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    There is a particular variety of chilli i've been eating a lot lately in mauritius, I've no idea what variety it is called, they are very common and widely grown here. Not particularly hot, maybe a medium? I eat them sliced up in salads or lightly fried in a pan with oil and salt with the rest of a meal. The flavour is bloody amazing, a real fresh earthy flavour that really adds to the meal.

    Can anyone point me in the direction of a chilli like this I can grow at home? I grow thai birdseye, jalapeno and habaneros but this flavour is something else. Maybe I'm just growing mine wrong?

    Also, this stuff is amazing - https://www.mauritianstreetfood.com/mauritian-mazavaroo-chili-paste/
     
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  15. AgB deano

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    I discovered a nice website that sells a large range of chilli seeds. Several of the varieties certainly sound interesting, I'm going to grow a heap of low and medium heat varieties to try them out. I'll cheat and set up a small hot house over some large moveable vertical herb gardens I have as I want to keep this productive over winter. I'll post back if I have some success, it'll be a few months before I see the fruit.
     
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    Anyone try Pepper X?
     

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