The gardeners thread: What are you growing?

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Re: What are you growing?

Post by buksida » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:48 pm

Chilis - we now have successful plants and crops on Dorset Nagas, Habaneros, Jalapenos, Ghost Chilis and Kashmiri. The nursery has Trinidad Scorpions, Morguas, 7 Pot Yellows and Fatalis. Will be planting the California Reaper (world's current hottest) next week.
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Re: What are you growing?

Post by PeteC » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:55 pm

Has anyone seen any kind of insect here attack a chili plant? I would think they wouldn't even touch the leaves......but....I'll have to try to chew on a leaf to see if hot or not. :shock: Pete
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Re: What are you growing?

Post by buksida » Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:22 pm

Yes, I've had aphids, white fly and now fruit fly - its a nightmare!
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Re: What are you growing?

Post by buksida » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:35 am

The chilis are still coming on strong but whitefly is very persistent.
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Anyone know what to use to get rid of them? Have tried a few insecticides but they're ineffective.
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Re: What are you growing?

Post by JamesWest » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:23 am

My girlfriend started a garden. Snails ate every sprout that came up. So she collected every snail she could find and took them to the nearby temple. anyone have a green house?
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Re: What are you growing?

Post by pharvey » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:59 am

Come on then buks - have you made any relishes, pickles etc. with the peppers? If so, share the recipe :thumb:
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Re: What are you growing?

Post by Big Boy » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:07 pm

I've seen some of the stuff he's made disolve a victim's vocal chords. They'd probably take the site down if he posted the recipe - it could fall into the WMD category.

Makes good firework fuel though. :wink:
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Re: What are you growing?

Post by PeteC » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:07 pm

Quite a few of the below tips concerning soapy water to control whitefly. Seems easy to make.

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Re: What are you growing?

Post by pharvey » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:26 pm

Big Boy wrote:I've seen some of the stuff he's made disolve a victim's vocal chords. They'd probably take the site down if he posted the recipe - it could fall into the WMD category.
More for the Long Haired General than me, she has asbestos internals... :D I on the other hand have toilet paper in the fridge on standby :oops:
Big Boy wrote:Makes good firework fuel though. :wink:


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Re: What are you growing?

Post by buksida » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:37 pm

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Yep, eating some Hellfire sauce I made from the above Cali Reapers and Trinidad Scorpions.

Recipe is a closely guarded secret.

@ Pete, tried the soapy water, also with little effect on whitefly (good for aphids though).
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Re: What are you growing?

Post by PeteC » Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:06 pm

Okay..if soapy water didn't work, here's something a bit stronger.....

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Re: What are you growing?

Post by pharvey » Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:14 pm

buksida wrote:Recipe is a closely guarded secret.
Oh come on - promise I won't share...... and let's be fair, you did light THAT firework!! :D :wink:
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Re: The gardeners thread: What are you growing?

Post by migrant » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:13 pm

Not specific for whitefly, but I have soaked cigarette and cigar butts in water, and sprayed the resulting juice on. Very effective
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Re: The gardeners thread: What are you growing?

Post by PeteC » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:28 pm

^ For sure. Nicotine is an age old pesticide. I don't know if it would curl the leaves though....especially if using Thai tobacco which has filler ingredients of unknown origin! :shock: :laugh: Pete
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Re: The gardeners thread: What are you growing?

Post by Khundon1975 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:37 pm

On the in laws farm in Nakhon Sawan, they grow a hell of a lot of fruit and veg, most of which, is given away!

Every year, they grow a few rows of tobacco, not for smoking but for pest control.
Apparently, the men who work on the farm, grind the dried leaves up and soak the dust in water for a week or so, strain it, add more water to thin down the solution and spray the water on everything.
The result is, no bugs ETC.
Job done.

Years ago, when I was into gardening, I used to grow a lot of runner beans, a favorite veg of mine and of aphids. I always used "Fairy Liquid" in water solution. Killed the buggers in one go.

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