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6thElement

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Was having a discussion about this just yesterday with an other local farmer that farms around the same acres as my dad and I. They fall plow, disk, then hit with a field cultivator in the spring. They were burning around 300 gallons of fuel a day. Lol
We used 156 gallons total. That’s two tractors running for 100-110 hours. But ya I’m the silly one round here for no-til.
All your topsoil isn't blown two counties over either.
 

Westy

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All of my plants that supposedly need full sun apparently do not like going from 100% gloom to 15 hours of direct sunlight.
 

scrublover

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Two random 90F+ days in late May. My bok choi and radishes are fucked.

Well, I mean, a late summer/fall planted crop will be fine. But I usually can get a Spring round to do alright. Not this year.

Just going to go super heavy with my cakes zukes tomatoes in the meantime.
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boostindoubles

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Built some raised beds out of scrap 1x12s that I found in some bushes on my property. Carrots and peppers mostly. Some beans and sweet peas also.
 

6thElement

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Have not been arsed to do anything this year. If we'd planted at the normal time the cold weather snaps and snow would have killed it all.
 

eric strt6

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holy hell am I going to have a shit ton of Habanero Peppers. just look at all the blossoms. The Ghost peppers aren't far behind. Still waiting on the Carolina Reaper and Trinidad Scorpions to kick it into gear. Gonna be at least a mont before the cholate habaneros get big enough to do anything.

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Pesqueeb

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eric strt6

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funny how with the exception of the Chocolate Habaneros I got all the plants at the same time and they are all in the same soil yet the growth rates are so different. The ghost peppers and Habaneros have taken off. the Trinidad scorpions are just starting to really grow but the Caroline Reaper is way behind. I only got the Chocolate Habaneros ten days ago as seedlings but they have doubled in size and don't seem to be showing any transplant shock. Still waiting on the first pepper pods t show on the Habaneros and Ghost Peppers which have been flowering for weeks now.

Habaneros

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Ghost Pepper

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Trinidad Scorpion

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Carolina Reaper

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Chocolate Habaneros

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canadmos

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I got all the plants at the same time and they are all in the same soil yet the growth rates are so different.
I have four pot plants doing this, all planted at the same time, from the same seed pack. All in the same soil.

Two are approaching two feet tall. The other two are maybe 5 inches. :confused:


Aliens are coming in nicely. First time growing zucchini - note to self, don't grab the spines.
 

6thElement

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I have four pot plants doing this, all planted at the same time, from the same seed pack. All in the same soil.

Two are approaching two feet tall. The other two are maybe 5 inches. :confused:


Aliens are coming in nicely. First time growing zucchini - note to self, don't grab the spines.
Those zucc vines grow huge too. And I agree they're prickly mofos.
 

canadmos

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A few poblanos in the works... should have probably picked these two off rather than let them bloom, oh well






I don't even know what this is. The tag says dragon roll hot pepper? But of all the pepper plants, this one has the most flowers.


Peppers are spindly compared to Eric's. Haven't really had super bushy ones in a few summers.
 

eric strt6

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A few poblanos in the works... should have probably picked these two off rather than let them bloom, oh well






I don't even know what this is. The tag says dragon roll hot pepper? But of all the pepper plants, this one has the most flowers.


Peppers are spindly compared to Eric's. Haven't really had super bushy ones in a few summers.
Pinch off the tips of each stalk that will cause it to branch out and get bushy
 

canadmos

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Pinch off the tips of each stalk that will cause it to branch out and get bushy
A rabbit did that for me on two of the jalapeños and they are super short but yeah much bushier.

With the varying weather we always get and sometimes super cold, I'm always nervous to disturb them too much..
 

canadmos

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Big harvest today :rofl:

One poblano and mystery pepper on the right, with a tallcan for scale. I thought it was a jalapeño plant, but that doesn't really look like any I've ever grown? They're usually stubbier and fatter at the top eh?


Anyways, I snipped these two off as they're quite large and the only fruits on the plants. Lots of other flowers though, so maybe I'm an idiot thinking if I take these two, they'll focus more on growing the flowering fruits?
 

canadmos

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Lots of jalapeños are coming. I foresee some stuffed bacon wrapped peppers in the near future..


This random shishito plant is full. Going to put a bunch in some pad thai tonight.


Greenz


Only did Roma and San Marzano tomatoes this year and they are well on their way...so many. The two big cherry tomato plants are pumping out too.


Oh and the zucchini is finally coming along. I've had to chop off so many fruits, which clearly didn't get pollinated. I plant a bunch of random flowers, which have bloomed, and it seems to be attracting my bees and bugs.

First time growing some cucumber as well. Not sure what the plan was, but this one is already 5 feet tall.
 
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