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  • #250589
    murfmurphy
    murfmurphy
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    alexs said:
    Hah, I have pineapple/hab sauce in the fridge.

    I’ve made many hab sauces over the years with various thick bases. I’ve used carrot juice, and/or onions, or pineapple, or yellow winter squash. I placed second in the North Market hot sauce contest with a hab sauce thickened with rasins and prunes. Could have gone into tamarind with that one.

    That sounds like something the CIA would torture terrorists with. Don’t get me wrong, it sounds delicious, but that feels a little cruel.

    #250590

    Alex Silbajoris
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    As I have said in the past, “I don’t know if this is a recipe or a curse, but when you’re working with habs, what’s the difference?”

    #250591
    Porky
    Porky
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    shmack said:
    i suspect is fusarium wilt. can anyone confirm for me? i cloned a friend’s plant and am trying to figure out if i can put it in one of the containers i used for the infected plants.

    It sure looks like it to me.
    I would not use the same container, it’s my understanding that fusarium is a soil-borne pathogen, which can live in the soil for long periods of time, so I would start anew with a new container, new soil, etc.
    It’s also important to clean up all the dead plant material, I would not compost it, throw is away or burn it.
    Good Luck!

    #250592

    Jay Schmidt
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    Just picked my first “hab” from the garden yesterday. I geek out over them because they are so versatile, plus I give them to a friend who uses them in a homemade tequila mix.

    #250593

    Jay Schmidt
    Member

    Porky that tomato is the truth and your habanero peppers look stellar. Nice work.

    #250594

    Alex Silbajoris
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    Jay Schmidt said:
    Just picked my first “hab” from the garden yesterday. I geek out over them because they are so versatile, plus I give them to a friend who uses them in a homemade tequila mix.

    Yep, done that too. Use a smoked hab and the tequila picks up a smoky flavor that will remind you of scotch.

    ETA they do not need long to infuse, maybe a day.

    Strange, I like peppers and I like vodka, but I can’t gag down pepper vodka.

    #250595

    jillg
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    Squash bugs. I had my first experience with those this year. What the heck? There were at least a hundred of them on my zucchini plant, and then it was dead within a day or two.

    #250596
    Porky
    Porky
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    It has been a really bad year for bugs.
    Why is it that the pests seem to be the ones who thrive when conditions are not ideal?
    Butterfly numbers are down, bee’s have taken a beating but those darn pests, more of them than ever.
    I assume it has to do with the mild winter, followed by a really hot, dry summer.

    #250597

    ricospaz
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    I have some sort of mold on the leaves of my zucchini plants, and front end rot. I guess no zucchini this year, but the plants are flowering like a mother…

    #250598

    jillg
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    It’s been a weird gardening year for me. I usually have the worst time with cucumbers, yet those were super productive this year. For some reason I was thinking they wouldn’t do well with the heat, but they were fine.

    #250599

    shmack
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    Porky said:
    It sure looks like it to me.
    I would not use the same container, it’s my understanding that fusarium is a soil-borne pathogen, which can live in the soil for long periods of time, so I would start anew with a new container, new soil, etc.
    It’s also important to clean up all the dead plant material, I would not compost it, throw is away or burn it.
    Good Luck!

    Thanks Porky! I’ve got a new container and new soil, and have trashed all the plant material, soil. I just hope that it isn’t air-borne cuz I’ve got the old containers stored about 10 feet away. :o/

    #250600

    Alex Silbajoris
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    Yesterday I took a trash can out to the garden, and stuffed it with vines. It’s like pulling a green carpet off of the gardens.

    One of them is bindweed:
    http://www.tlehcs.com/question%20of%20the%20week/archive%20questions/Weeds/controlling%20vine%20weeds.htm

    But by far my biggest problem is honeyvine milkweed

    #250601
    Porky
    Porky
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    But those butterflies sure love the Milkweed :)

    #250602

    Alex Silbajoris
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    They like the flowers, but they do not lay eggs on this kind of milkweed. The leaves never have insect holes. It is not an erect plant, but a strangling vine. The seeds and pods do look exactly like milkweed.

    #250603
    Porky
    Porky
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    Oh okay I thought Milkweed was Milkweed, thanks for the clarification.

    On another note, I expected the Habanero’s to be hotter this year but Owww Weee!!! They are on FIRE! I made batch of jam on Sunday and of course used gloves, opened window etc. but the fumes were still so hot they burned my respiratory system. I’ve not had a chance to try the jam yet but I have a feeling it’s gonna be a hot one this year.

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