Growing your own

Discussion in 'ABT's' started by flip, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. flip

    flip Fire Starter

    So, like, OMG, can I make my own? If I like, have my buttler take the seeds out will they grow huge? Like, from seeds and stuff?

    After a few bad turns at the local veggie marts, I'm wondering if I can grow my own japs for next year. Would I be able to just use what I've been tossing out or should I head down and get some store bought seeds?

    What do those of you that are growing your own recommend for a starter?
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You might try saving the seeds till they're dry and planting them later. This year i'm growing Chichimeca japs, a hybrid from NM. They seen to be growing real fast, at least faster than my NM Sandia chiles. Here's the link
    Hope this helps.
  3. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have started everything from pepper plants to papaya trees with seeds from the store bought fruit or vegetables. I dry them then plant into those small starting pot things with micracle grow soil.

    One thing that really seems to help IMO is putting the pots in a disposable aluminum pan and set it out in the sun. My best guess is that the extra light reflecting off the pan gets the pot extra warm and gets that seed moving..........maybe full of crap on that.......but I know that I get more and better starts when I leave it in the foil pan. If you give that a try, be sure to take pot out of the pan when the plant gets going or that reflective heat just cooks the plant. [​IMG]
  4. flip

    flip Fire Starter

    Thanks all for the helpful information. I'll give it a try!
  5. I've got to try those Biker Billy japs from burpee! As far as growing your own, I've done it from seeds and I've just bought seedlings at the local garden center also. Either way, they grow like crazy. First time I planted them (pre-ABT idea), I ended up with so many I wasn't sure what I would do with them. I ended up taking one huge mixing bowl full and making jap jelly out of them.
  6. flatbroke

    flatbroke Smoking Fanatic

    I think the peppers grow better in the hotter environments
  7. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    the hotter it gets the faster they grow here in central kansas they are just now coming on strong hope to have a bumper crop.
    planted eveything in pots this season so far looks good.
  8. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Non of my pepper plants are growing too quickly. Tomatoe plants doing ok here. Hoping pepper plants are just having a growth spert..LOL

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