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MWaller 2018 Grow Blog

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I finally made time to plant the other Duzce in the raised bed. Adjacent to the Ducze (Istanbulin) that were planted a couple of weeks ago, I added 20 Ducze " Spicy Acres" and 15 Duzce Pi 494152. The latter two varieties are still pitifully small, so I hope that some fresh dirt will be invigorating to them.. .
 

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The Duzce patch this morning. From left to right: 15 x Duzce (Istanbulin); 20 x Duzce "Spicy Acres"; 15 x Duzce Pi 494152.
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I still have room for ~ 20 more orientals in this bed. I have Prelip and Izmir seedlings, and I'm trying to decide whether to plant one or both in the remaining space. Thoughts?
 

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Criollo 98 comparison grow... 3 plants on the right are from NWTseeds (originally sourced from Nicaragua). The plants on the left are grown from seed obtained on the Prieto farm in Cuba.
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Ok, the Orientals bed is complete. The right-most four rows are newly planted tonight with 10 x Izmir Ozbas and 10 x Prelip (both from NWTSeeds). I think the planting phase is over for this year. ..
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I'm impressed... Every one of my plants perked up after the sun went down... Still no need to water. I'm letting nature do its thing.
 

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Mother nature gave us a light sprinkle this afternoon. The plants certainly don't mind. For the first time, I saw a few suckers on the bigger plants...
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Criollo 98 comparison, continued:
The two plants on the right are from NWTseeds; the plants on the left are from the Prieto farm in Cuba. They remain strikingly different!
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My first round of Duzce (Istanbulin) are starting to develop flower heads at 18-24" in height. Is this typical of "traditionally" grown orientals? I purposely have not fertilized or watered these plants...
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