Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Growing Season Comes to an End – How it Went and What is Store for Next Year?

The Steps Garden

Everything on the steps garden started out in a tall Green House that we bough from Tractor Supply- It was really good quality and I do recommend it as a starter house- but since we moved to the top of a huge hill we have had to deal with some crazy amount of wind and it would not remain standing no matter how many heavy rocks we stuck in it.

Line up on the right side
Line up on the left side

Dragon Cayenne and Cajun Bell


Aquaponics Out-put

I had set up an aquaponics Garden about 1.5 years ago when I lived in a much smaller apartment with very low light, When they were in the tank one of the plants had a few very shriveled peppers but none produced any good crop.


 


I moved everything into dirt at the beginning of this year only to get a very few more small stunted peppers, My system apparently needs much more work and when my wife and I purchase our own home we hope to set up a very large system and get the kinks all worked out. Since I'm a novice at this whole aquaponics thing is there anyone who could  give me any insight to make it more successful? 
This is a conglomeration of pepper plants- all of these were the ones
that I originally had in my aquaponics system. It looks like there is maybe a banana pepper, a jalapeño, and maybe a cayenne.  

This represents my first summer/year, we had a few set-backs mainly low crop out-put and wind storms, also found that some peppers are pretty sensitive to the size of their pots.

My Dragon cayenne did really well so we will be keeping it inside for the winter along with a few other small peppered plants that just keep spitting out peppers.


Next year we'll be at out at our friends house, where we are turning a good chunk of their yard (55X40) into a garden. I'll have ample space for my peppers and they'll be doing a huge vegetable garden- that they hope to sell from eventually

So wish all us luck!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Adding Big Diehl to your Home Screen (iPhone)

Any of you folks out there that wanna check this out on the go and just can't get enough of the goings on around here at Big Diehl Peppers you're in luck. 

Todays post is gonna show you how to add my page to your iPhone's home screen.

 First here is your home screen.


 Access my blog via your internet browser.
Then hit that little box with the upward pointing arrow.


 Then just simply select add to home screen.


 Here you can easily change the title you want it to have, for simplicities sake, I'll leave it the way it is.


Then there you have it. It's a fast simple way to keep up with us here at Big Diehl Peppers.


I hope everyone enjoyed our little how to.
From all of us here at Big Diehl Peppers. Have a great day and keep on growing.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Follow Big Diehl Peppers


E-Mail 
Located on the right side of the page

Following by e-mail is the most simple and straight forward way to follow us, you'll get updates when I post new pepper information and will be able to keep up with all the delicious new developments to Big Diehl Peppers. 




Facebook
Share button is also located on the
right side of the page but the direct
link to the Facebook page is along the
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Follow us on FaceBook, everyone is addicted to facebooking anyway so  adding us there is super simple- and Don't forget to share our posts to spread the word of spicy goodness.
We post to FB every time we update the blog, so you won't miss out.



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You can also follow us on Google+, if your into that sort of thing.

Monday, September 22, 2014

First Wish List Gift

My great friend Josh Hoover just informed me he got me a gift from my Amazon wish list.


Thanks man it'll be a great help. 

Anyone who wants to help me out, please feel free to check out my wish list like my pal Josh.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Grow Light Backdrop

My loving wife created a beautiful backdrop in her office for my grow light. 
I thought that maybe all of you folks would like to have a look see.

 Big dreams are how this whole thing got started.


 If I was a pepper I'd dream of being a fire breathing dragon. 
Heck, I'm not a pepper and I dream of that now.



Finally, we see the whole picture and the way my grow light and stand
 will be set up so I can get a jump on the next seasons produce.



There you have it. Big dreams and a little growing station. Thats all I have for you folks today here at Big Diehl Peppers. I hope your day is a great and spicy one.

Monday, September 15, 2014

The New Grow Light

A few weeks ago i made a post about
the Grow light that I bought.
The Dirt Genius has been had a pretty easy set up and seems like
its very sturdy, so far I'm a happy customer.

Me with my new toys
This is the hydrofarm brand  timer we bought so that we could control precisely the time
we want the light to be on. It works in 15 min increments and seems good quality.

I'm setting this up right in the middle of my 'step' garden

TA-DA!

I chose to set it up in my wife's office because there's no chance of through traffic bumping it, Later when I set the shelves up I'll take a few more pictures.



So this will allow me to start seeds in jan/feb, and to keep some of my peppers alive during the winter. This combined with my generous friends offer to utilize their yard as a giant garden is going to make for a huge increase in pepper production.

And overall I am very satisfied with the light and timer- I'll be posting more pictures when we set up the area around the light

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pepper Farm Festival



Just got back from the Pepper Farm Festival (Facebook Here) and It was absolutely spice-tacular, I learned and saw so much, and of course tasted everything all of the food was amazing. Plus there were blacksmiths, Live music and great people. I will definitely be going back and I'm thinking about getting a book next year.





Friday, September 12, 2014

Caitlin asks

Which of your flavors is the spiciest? I've been dying for something with a big kick that isn't sriracha.


Well, Caitlin currently our hottest is my Heat wave blend. It's a blend of habanero, jalapeño, and cherry bomb. It has waves of flavor and a tide of heat. 

I'm also, working on some hotter things utilizing those famous superhots peppers but nothing is currently ready for sale. But, it's coming.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sample Business Cards

I was sitting with my friend Mike one day and he gave me a great idea,
business cards with Sample bags attached





So, I've attached little pouches of wing night (our most popular blend)
 to a stack of business cards, now people can get a free sample and check out our blog.
Sounds like a win-win to me.

So anyone who buys any of my products will be getting a business card, a handwritten letter(as long as I have time), some cool pepper stickers, and a free sample of wing night. Thats how we at Big Diehl Peppers spice up business.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Big Diehl Wish List

A few people have asked how they could help me out, so if any of you would like to help this business grow I have put together a Amazon Wish List for anyone to look at, Every little bit will help me grow this little business. Thank You so much!