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2014 Chili Pepper Seedlings

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We're well into spring. There might be one more snow coming, but daffodils are up, lawn is greening, forsythia are blooming, osprey have returned ... SPRING!

Frost free date is in a few weeks. In our greenhouse, we've been planting seeds for almost 100 varieties of chili peppers, many of which we are offering to the public. Here's the list. One tab is sorted alphabetically and the other is sorted by heat level. The varieties range from mild to wild. We are also growing a variety of ornamental chili peppers this year. These are all edible and tend to be pretty hot.

On May 24, we will have an event with two talks and plants for sale at Miskovsky Landscaping in collaboration with Jenny's Edibles & Blooms. The first talk will be Cooking & Preserving Chili Peppers and the second talk will be Decorative Pepper Pots.

Starting in mid-May, plants will be available at Soares Flower Garden Nursery. On May 31, we will be giving a talk at Soares about chilies as a component in an ornamental landscape.

Seedlings are also available directly from the farm. Please contact us about your interests and to coordinate a visit.

The season is in transition ... spring is here ... summer is coming! Let the heat begin.

Cheers,   Rooster

Nobska Farms on FCTV

In the fall of this year, we were interviewed for a video segment on Falmouth Community TV by Basia Groszczynska. The resulting segment was broadcast on FCTV starting December 23. During the interview, we described our chili pepper growing operations; we also described our plans for an aquaponic system to experiment with one aspect of [...]

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Retired Chili Plants Available

Winter's comin'! Temps in the low 30s. Gotta act. Gotta act now! We have more chili plants than can fit into our greenhouse. We also have plans for an aquaponic system in our greenhouse, which further limits the available space. So, what to do? Move some of the plants to another greenhouse and retire the rest. [...]

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Chilies on the Rise: Class of 2013

Seedlings in wave #1 and #2 for this year. Selection is focused on South American chilies plus a good amount of the superhots. Many varieties of aji, which are good for ceviche and other S.A. dishes. Stared seeds in 50/50 mix of coir fiber and vermiculite. Neutral pH, good moisture retention, and open structure for easy [...]

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Spring's a Commin'

Reorganized the greenhouse. Installed a ventilation system. Spring means we have to worry about the greenhouse getting too hot in the day and too cold at night. Shoulder season. Box fan will do the trick for bringing in cool daytime air. Thermostat switch will cycle the fan to keep the temps below 90F. [...]

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It blew. It snowed. It stopped. We survived.

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Propane is Our Friend

We're in transition from startup to sustainability. This winter we have to tap into every resource to keep our greenhouse warm. With nighttime temps in single digits and daytime temps in the teens, passive solar just will not suffice with our current setup. Until we have a more energy efficient setup, we're relying on [...]

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Winter Sunrise on the Farm

Early morning sunrise. 18°F. Cold but beautiful. Greenhouse a cozy 48°. Just another day on the Farm.

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Now We Know What "Unvented" Heater Really Means

Last week we had a really Bad day on the Farm. Pilot light went out on heater and temps went down way below freezing. If we didn't loose our entire crop (situation still evolving), it was at least a severe setback. Killed all of the foliage but maybe not the roots and [...]

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Bad Day on the Farm

Well, temps were down to about 17° this week. Propane heater pilot light went out. No heat. Greenhouse went cold. Down to about 28°. Bad news. May have lost the entire crop of chili plants; one was our original Bhut Jolokia that is four years old.Possible that the core of (some of) the plants are [...]

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