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September 24th, 2006, 10:01 AM
So I'm collecting Jalapeno seeds and rub my face. Big mistake. Naturally I rub it around a bit, so now I am breathing it. Wash with soap, cut an aloe and rub it on. This seems to make it burn more? Wash again. then put my face in front of the air conditioner. Relief!
Now I am looking at the rest of the Jalapenos and thinking if its this bad, I will never even attempt the Haberano peppers, which I only use in my bug spray. Is there a safe ways to collect the seeds?
September 24th, 2006, 10:30 AM
Wear rubber gloves and put the little voice in the driver's seat, saying "don't touch the face, don't touch the face..."
Coming from someone with a lifetime allergy problem (always in the habit of rubbing my face...) you can take this advice to the bank!
September 24th, 2006, 12:17 PM
Next time you get Jalapeno on yourself, pat your face with with milk.
It neutralizes the peppers effect.
September 24th, 2006, 12:31 PM
Thanks guys. I am thinking gloves, mask, maybe a full on space suit.
September 24th, 2006, 03:33 PM
Finnteara, I was going to suggest a welding helmet for the Habaneros.. :p
It might be a little easier to obtain than a Space Suit :D
September 24th, 2006, 09:09 PM
Laytex gloves and safty goggles are a must. I'm lucky. I can sweet talk the guys from The Pit out of a couple of pairs of black laytex gloves whenever I want (Purple too since that is the owners favorite colour) with a promise to share the bounty. You would be surprised how much tattoo artists love hot stuff. LOL
October 2nd, 2006, 12:26 AM
So are you collecting any other types of pepper seeds ?
November 18th, 2006, 08:21 PM
The first year I grew Haberano peppers, 2005, when it came time to harvest them, I picked them without gloves. After finishing working in the garden, I came in and took a shower. About an hour later I scratched my face and it started to burn. Just goes to show that you need to wear gloves when handling them peppers. They are hot and it lasts for a long time. I still have that plant and picked 2 peppers off it yesterday. :eek:
November 26th, 2006, 07:52 PM
and do not ever in ANY circumstance, scratch any ahem PRIVATE parts ! :eek:
November 27th, 2006, 12:11 PM
My brother-in-law went to truck driving school where a big loudmouth liked to make fun of the only girl in the class. One day his wife packed a banana pepper in his lunchbox and he put it down the front of his pants and oggled her. Nobody bothered warning him, and sure enough, he spent the rest of the day out of class, in the bathroom. The girl just smiled and smiled.
Habaneros--they don't call 'em "the Gringo Killer" at the border without reason. White ones are the hottest of all!
Practical application for hot peppers: hypothermia. If you or your buddy's core temp is dropping, give them a shot! Crushed red peppers (cayenne) you can put in your socks in bitter weather. It will help! Can't get the stains out, though...
December 28th, 2006, 05:09 AM
I traded some seeds for some hot chili peppers from someone in Spain, can't wait to try them. Also, GGG sent me some hot peppers to try, I'm going to have many different kinds of hot peppers this year! Next year I'll be asking people if they want some.
December 28th, 2006, 08:30 AM
We will be waiting. :)
Jardin Del Alma
January 14th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Oh I so know what you mean
back in 96' i was growing Habenerro's in Florida and we had about 500 row feet of 4' bushes that were abou 3 feet wide and had at least 100 fruits at a time!
we were growing the seeds for a couple of seed companies and when time came for cleaning I decided to do a ferment on them for various reasons....so here we are with 4 garbage cans full of fermenting habenerro's...
poured them of with no problem and was able to do a good bit of screening at the same time, but when it came down to the final cleaning I got Really suited up....Full set of Layered clothes (just in case), gloves, mask , the whole bit....
I opened one of the bags and OH MY GOSH!
I was coughing, sneezing, eyes burning, and I closed the bags and that was that!
I almost puked it was soo strong!
NO THANK YOU!
Now maybe If I didn't ferment and just dried them or something but when you have that many seeds in the same place you better have an airtight mask/respirator
Ended up being around ten pounds of seed, but I can tell you who didn't clean it !
January 15th, 2007, 09:12 AM
Pepper seeds including hot peppers, I do not soak them before storrage. I just am really careful as far as getting them and then dry them for storrage. There is no jelly like substance on them like there is for tomatoes, so there is no need to do that. Just dry them and store them away.
January 15th, 2007, 10:11 AM
To save seeds, I put one variety in the blender with water, give 'em a stir, and pour off as much of the non-seed parts and floaters as possible. This takes a few changes of water. Then I dry them and pick out what I can of the little pieces of pepper skin that remain. This is faster and works better than drying the peppers, then crumbling out the seeds - although I do that sometimes, too.
January 15th, 2007, 10:50 AM
Johno, doesen't that chop up all the seeds? I know what I do is just pull out the clump of seeds and dry them, they will fall off when touched when dry. I would just be afraid to chop up all the seeds.
January 15th, 2007, 11:04 AM
It doesn't chop up the seeds...
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