I have a friend who was like the Californian and a bunch of years ago I grew what is now known a Chilitepin. It's about the size of a pea and football shaped and really hot but nothing even close to a reaper. I told him it was a 3 biter but he put then whole thing in his mouth and chewed it up. These pepper are not immediately hot, it takes a few seconds before the hot kicks in. He literally could not breathe, tears ran down his cheeks and he jumped up and ran to the kitchen and did the worst possible thing. He tried to stop the heat with water.I can eat a Habanero but not a Carolina Reaper - they are fricken hot... But I like to make homemade hot sauces!
A few months ago I made some Diablo hot-sauce (Chile de Arbol) and brought some to a breakfast meeting I used to go to. I offered samples to some folks - most declined - but one young fellow from Texas said he liked hot and asked to try some on his scrambled eggs. He was smart, he didn't go overboard, and half way through his eggs he - took a break from eating - but he did finally resume and finish his breakfast, with a little sweat on his brow.
As I was about to leave, this guy from California walks in (everyone knows him), and he asked about my hot sauce and whether he could try some - I said "sure, but its very hot." He acted like mehhh, no problem. I said "are you sure?" He said yeah...
So I opened the jar and he sunk a teaspoon in and covered his eggs in hot sauce. I was like 'WHOW - DO YOU THINK YOU ARE SUPERMAN OR SOMETHING? THAT STUFF IS HOT!!!" He brushed me off and went and sat down. I screwed the cap back on and stood there and watched...
I wish I had a camera. The look on his face when he took his first fork full - I have to be honest, it cracks me us just writing/telling the story even now. He must have thought it was Pace Picante sauce but when it hit his mouth it looked like he ate plutonium. Then, of all things, he picks up his cup off hot black coffee and tries to wash it down. Only a Californian (no offense to anyone - but if you knew the guy)...
He stood up, picked up his plate, started walking to the garbage can with it and says to me as he walks past, "Why would anyone make anything that hot?"
I said "hey, I warned ya."
I cut a Carolina Reaper in 8ths last year, then cut a piece in half and ate it - I'll never do that again, but they do make some kick-butt hot sauce!
Hot sauce is good for your heart and circulation - raises metabolism. Learned to love it when I lived in Hawaii and had some Cambodian and Thai friends.
Roundup attack? Explain what happened and if you could send pictures. Maybe I can helpI had lots of trouble this year - with everything!
I just brought a few habaneros in before the birds get them. They're small but extremely hot, for habaneros... The Ghost and Carolina Reapers are growing, but I doubt that I will get many based on the RoundUp attack they suffered early this year. Nevertheless - I need to get over to Lowe's and get some bird netting to string over them.
Yeah, I'm a beginner and I thought I was the only one thinking such things, but I never saw any warnings of using preventatives on all the gardening videos I watched on youtube.. For maggots! I also never saw any disease warnings when watching all the videos on growing from scraps. After the first maggot sight, I'm pretty ready to throw all of my trays away as the soil is recycled from other batches and likely infested with some fly eggs.. I don't want to see any more maggots.Just spoke to my aunt a few miles over - total organic folks. Started a large raised garden a few years back and quote "just gave up because it was too much trouble to get anything to grow here." The only thing she grows now is Rosemary because it's the only thing that grows and grows without being attacked by some vicious insect or disease...
Wish I consulted her before I started all this...
So if I'm going to plant my pepper seedlings, should I keep them indoors and.. Is there no preventative including diatomaceous earth that will help to mix with the soil? I have seedlings from fresh pepper seeds and was hoping to see what they could become.It won't help with the Pepper Maggot. Nothing will. But it works great on just about everything else.
I don't know if you even have pepper maggots in the UK, but, even if you do, it is a fairly rare occurrence and not really terribly harmfulSo if I'm going to plant my pepper seedlings, should I keep them indoors and.. Is there no preventative including diatomaceous earth that will help to mix with the soil? I have seedlings from fresh pepper seeds and was hoping to see what they could become.
Yeah they're fxcking gross. I threw out the whole chia seed tray.. I can't trust eating off that soil, I replanted 1 onion scrap with great roots into another soil after rinsing and a baking soda dip, sprinkled some diatomaceous earth into that growbox.. Hope it is fine.. Threw out the onion box of soil infested with flies. I had a whole day of trauma cause of that maggot. Disgusting. Stuff of horror movies lolTruth is the pepper maggots only got to a few peppers and the rest of the crop was fine - but the first time I saw those nasty things they freaked me out.
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