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    I am excited about the coming year.

    One plan is to grow some HOT peppers. Here is a link to 16 peppers.

    The spiciest peppers in the world
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    I've had really good crops of habaneros here. I don't know if it is the climate or soil but they thrived when I planted them.

    2016 was a poor gardening year. We are going to move the container gardens to another spot of the back yard. Hopefully an increase in sunlight will turn things around.
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    When I first saw this thread, I thought to myself "He better not be gardening in January with this weather!" Its about 38 degF, rainy and crazy windy up here...
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    Last season for super-hots I grew Infinity 7-Pods and Caramel Bhuts. I started the indoors prior to the previous Christmas. I pruned them according to the method found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43l88CAaEOk


    I grew them in mostly 7 gallon buckets.
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    I had 12 plants including 4 paper lantern habaneros. In August I was getting this many every 5-7 days.
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    I kept notes of the whole process and had a lot of fun doing it. The Infinities had excellent flavor and tremendous heat. I'm not doing them this year though because it really took over a lot of space indoors until I could move them out. If I had to do it again I would wait until something like mid January, maybe next week, to get started. I also found that adding epsom salt with every other watering, along with mild fertilizer prevented them from becoming chlorotic and dropping leaves. I got my seeds from the Hippy Seed Company in Australia and they had great germination especially considering super-hots are sometimes bad germinators. I did use a heat pad to help the seeds pop.
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    Those pepper plants look like trees!
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    Just ordered my pepper seeds and two tomatos. I have plenty of tomato seeds left over from last year. I have had good luck using year old seeds.

    From the Florida Tomato Growers Supply:

    Bhut Jolokia Red (ghost pepper)
    Chiltepin
    Habanero red
    Jalapeno M

    1884 Heirloom Tomato
    Wild Cherry Tomato

    I had a Chiltepin plant in Texas. Moved it to three houses. Got the seed for the plant from a location on the King Ranch. These peppers grew wild all over south Texas. They are hot and tiny.
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    The Chiltepins sound wonderful. Sometimes small size delivers BIG heat. The red habs respond well to pruning, growing many stems and tons of flowers.
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    One urban myth about the Chiltepins is they are loved by wild turkeys. Supposedly, the turkey meat will be spicy if the bird has been feasting on them.
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    Beans and Corn are the target for this year

    Along with our regular "Salad Garden"

    I am still trying different things on "Glen's Half Acre" hehehe Yeah we named the field

    I found a place just north of us that has Sweet Corn that is Climate adapted and they sell Starts so I think I am going to try that..
    We are going heavy on beans for the rest of it

    But right now ... Snow, we are growing the size of the Snow Berms
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    You are lucky to find corn adapted to Idaho. That makes all the difference.

    I started to order some "Wisconsin" tomato seeds. They were grown by the University to do well in our climate. Did not pull the trigger on them, though.

    What kind(s) of beans are you trying?
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