Help me name my ghost pepper!

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Doesn't Zz water his his orchids in the nude? Just askin'....
Way too much info turbo...

Rhody... :blushing: :bugeye:
 
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Good job, Evo. Are going to make sure it pollinates by shaking ? The pepper guy in Oregon e-mailed me and said to always keep a fan on them, will that accomplish the same thing ? He also said to key a sharp eye under the leaves that's where aphids usually first appear and they will drink all the liquid from the plant as well as the roots. Aphids can kill a plant in less than two weeks untreated, he claims. He recommends NEEM oil for them. I haven't looked into it yet. I bet you will have peppers in about another two to three weeks, sooner if you can somehow keep the plant at 80+ F during the day. I just sent him another 4 or 5 questions and if he responds I will post his advice. I will say one thing, he is an out of the box thinker.

Rhody... :smile:
I've tried to use Neem oil before, spent a fortune on it and all of my plants died. Bought a can of Raid house & garden and those plants lived. I will never use Neem oil again, the aphids loved the stuff.
 
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I've tried to use Neem oil before, spent a fortune on it and all of my plants died. Bought a can of Raid house & garden and those plants lived. I will never use Neem oil again, the aphids loved the stuff.
Heh, heh, maybe the guy from Seattle is trying to wax the competition, what about the fan idea ?

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Heh, heh, maybe the guy from Seattle is trying to wax the competition, what about the fan idea ?

Rhody...
The fan is a good idea because it will shake the plant, similar to natural breezes outdoors. If you are forgetful, the fan would be the way to go to cause pollination, otherwise a good thumping/vibrating/shaking several times a day will guarantee pollination of peppers.
 
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After you name it and become emotionally attached to its heat, beauty, charm, and wit, how can you or anyone you know possibly eat it ?!

Rhody... :!!) :yuck:
 
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Why don't you just name him a normal plant name like 'Wayne' or 'Jeff'?
 
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Why don't you just name him a normal plant name like 'Wayne' or 'Jeff'?
Those are good plant names, but rather common.

I think I'm leaning towards Monique. She has the green going in her avatar, and the plant looks like a Monique, lush, vibrant, tranquil, with killer seed pods. :tongue:
 
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I vote for rhody, too, although Jimmy is a nice name.
You beat me... and Jimmy.... to this response! Good job!
 
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I'd put my vote to ZapperZ. Sounds just right for a good pepper
 
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I can't help but nominate myself!!

FlexGunship... often way over the top, too much for the average person to handle, with a preposterously awesome name.

Oh yeah, and narcissistic... I heard ghost peppers were narcissistic.
 
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I can't help but nominate myself!!

FlexGunship... often way over the top, too much for the average person to handle, with a preposterously awesome name.

Oh yeah, and narcissistic... I heard ghost peppers were narcissistic.
Nope, but they don't suffer fools easily. They demand respect, ignore their heat (for all but a select few used to it like Turbo) at your peril. :biggrin:

Side note: I sent Ghosts to Rhody child's boyfriend in the 82nd Airborne. He was thrown for a loop. I warned him. Nice guy too. He took their heat a bit too lightly.

Rhody...
 
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Nope, but they don't suffer fools easily. They demand respect, ignore their heat (for all but a select few used to it like Turbo) at your peril. :biggrin:
I don't think that Astro would have much trouble with ghosts, either. Once you have a steady relationship with habaneros (cutting, handling, and eating them) other chilies are less likely to surprise you. I remember many years ago when my sister and a friend were cutting up jalapenos for me for a cookout, and they were complaining that their fingers were burning afterward. I should have just chopped the chilies and avoided the drama.

Anyway, the ghosts have such a nice sweet flavor that it's no wonder they are popular in India. I haven't experimented with them as much as I should have, since their numbers are dwindling. I'm thinking that they would be wonderful in a vegetable stir-fry served over basmati rice. Bell peppers, celery, onion, garlic, and maybe some carrots and cherry tomatoes all WOK-ed up in peanut oil with ghosts.
 
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So, Evo, do you have a name ? Or, have you given up the Ghost ? (pun intended).

Rhody...
 

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