My Atlantic Giant Pumpkin is Off to a Good Start

Chilies may be my favorite plant to grow, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for other fruit and vegetables. This is my first crack at growing a giant pumpkin.  I’ve been wanting to grow a giant pumpkin for years now, but I always felt I didn’t have the room.  This year I’m going to try anyway.

acording to Rare Seeds, this Atlantic Giant Pumpkin can weigh around 500-1,000 pounds, with some plants getting up to 2,000 pound fruit.  I don’t know how I would move something that big, but I’ll deal with that problem when the time comes.  For now I’m just going to have fun growing it.  I know it’s going to take up a lot of space, so I saved an entire bed just for this one plant.  My hope is that I can make room by only allowing the pumpkin to grow and stopping a second fruit from forming.  I’ll be doing updates as it grows.

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Ways To Use A Pallet In Your Garden

The cost of gardening can add up quickly, so in this video learn of ways to garden with a pallet. This gardening hack will save you time and money, but best of all, it’s super easy. All you need for this gardening project is a weed barrier, staple gun, pallet, soil and obviously some plants.  Watch the video below for more information.

 

How To Prepare Your Garden For Chilies and More

 

I grow chili plants every year, and in this video I show you guys how to space and prepare your chili plants. Preparing your garden can be a bit confusing, so I hope this video clears things up!

As far as spacing goes, I’m using the Square Foot Gardening technique.  I really do think that the Square Foot Gardening technique is the best option for small gardens.  I also go into details on how you should prepare your transplant holes and how your roots can grow better.

Adding these steps to your spring garden preparations can improve your soil and help you produce better fruits and vegetables.
I grow my pepper plants in raised beds, so adding amendments to my soil and plants is important. That way my chili plants get all the minerals and fertilizer they need to thrive.

Chili Plants From Cross Country Nurseries

If you want to skip the process of starting chili plants from seed, then chileplants.com is the perfect place to order your chili plants from.  I don’t have the space or equipment to grow my own pepper plants from seed, so this is always a perfect option.  Plus, they have a ton of varieties to choose from. 500 to be exact, but not every variety is always in stock.

This is my second year ordering from Cross Country Nursery and they always do an awesome job with shipping my pepper plants. These plants are grown in a greenhouse up in New Jersey, so because of the cold they just started shipping this past week.  A few varieties are already sold out for the season, so if you want to place an order do it soon.

I received my plants yesterday, so I’m going to harden them off for a few days before I plant them in my garden bed.  You want to harden off your plants, so they get use to being outside and don’t suffer from shock.  After all, these plants are used to the controlled conditions of a greenhouse.

The bottom line is that this is a great option if you want to grow peppers and skip the seed process.

 

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Zombie Apocalypse Hot Sauce By Torchbearer

If there was one hot sauce to bring on the zombie apocalypse it would be Zombie Apocalypse by Tourchbearer.  Okay, maybe not, but all joking aside this sauce is taste amazing!

It’s a slow build up like most super hot sauces and is full of flavor.  Right away you can taste the garlic and maderins, which gives this hot sauce a nice twist.  What’s even better about this sauce is that it is extract free.  That means that this sauce is only made from fresh chilies and other fresh ingredients.  It’s even gluten free!

If you don’t like super hot flavors, then you might want to pass this sauce up.  On the other hand, if you do like really spicy food then definitely pick this up.  Be warned this sauce is over 500,000 scollville units.  Scollville units is how chiliheads measure the  spiciness of chilies.  To give you some prospective a  jalapeño is between 2,000-5,000 scollvilles, so you can imagine how hot this hot sauce is.

Below you can find my friends and I trying this sauce for the first time.

Ingredients:

Bhut Jolokia Peppers, Habanero Peppers, Carrot, Mandarin Orange, Tomatoes, Distilled White Vinegar, Vegetable Oil, Garlic, Sugar, and other all natural spices.

 

The Last Dab Hot Sauce Challenge!

This is one of the hottest Hot Sauces in the world! It’s made with smokin’ Ed Curry’s new Pepper X, which is suppose to be even hotter than his Carolina Reaper Chili. As most of you know, this hot sauce is made by Sean Evans, who is the host of Hot Ones. Hot Ones is a weekly show that interviews celebrities as they try hotter and hotter hot sauces. The Last Dab is the last and hottest sauce they try. Check out their channel, it’s called First We Feast. Let me know if you guys got this and how you reacted to it. Was it supper hot for you guys?

The Last Dab Hot Sauce: https://heatonist.com/collections/hot-ones-hot-sauces/products/hot-ones-the-last-dab?variant=378416136201

Music by TeknoAxe, Song is Reprogrammed Reality.

 

iBurn Hot Sauce Store in Houston

If you live in Houston or will be in town sometime soon, you have to check out iBurn.  It’s a hot sauce store in Houston, Texas and they have an awesome selection of hot sauces and beyond. They even have salsas, chili powders and spicy candy.

If you’re into extreamly hot sauces, there’s even a small room in the back with the super hot stuff. A small warning this room is not for the noob or faint of heart.   I love the super hot stuff, but the coolest thing about this store is that they have a nice selection of local sauces.  You can check out my tour video below.