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About

 

 

Our kickstarter is quite the bundle! We're funding webcomics, music, merch and of course... HOT PEPPERS! .

This kickstarter is about funding a grow nursery for peppers, by branding this weekly comic strips ABOUT the peppers! 4 strips every month. 1 comic strip per week.  Illustrated and Written by the  Co-collaboration between Monsters Peppers and Fierce Ferret Foundry.  Follow by spectacular tunes of Reverie! The creator of the Monster Pepper Theme.

 

Writing story with illustrated visuals on weekly basis requires unique set skills... and we have the perfect people in mind for the job! Teaming up with the Fierce Ferret Foundry! Creators of the webcomics DungeonMinis and Beelzebud!

 

Now, let's talk Monster Peppers!

Monster Peppers is start up nursery that will specialize in growing hot peppers and nursery container plants. Monster Peppers plans on working towards sustainable agriculture and breed new kinds of peppers with mutagenesis or hybridization.

  • Raising army of Monster Peppers such as Contorted Coco, Jamican red and yellow, Chocolate Devil Tongue, Moruga Scorpion, Brainstrain Moruga Scorpion, Habanero Orange, Ghost Pepper, 7pot Monster, Trinidad Yellow Scorpion, Brainstrain Scorpion Mustard, Brainstrain Bleach Scorpion, 7pot Bubblegum and many more
  • Growing herbs such as basil, rosemaryoregano, thyme, chives, parsley, cilantro, peppermint  and sage.
  • Root and tuberous vegetables such as carrots, ginger, beetroot
  • Bulb and stem vegetables such as asparagus, celery, leek, onion, scallion
  • Leafy and salad vegetables such as lettuce, spinach 

The Story Behind Monster Peppers? Dr.Franken Pepper was an Environmental idealist who fought to save humanity from itself, before retiring to her experiments. And so she created monster peppers! The doctor and her Monster Pepper Girl experiments will make great adventures for our weekly comic strip, every pepper type we grow will at some point will get illustrated by the Fierce Ferrets Foundry and make appearance in the comic.

Monster Peppers, Plans for the Future!

Rade the grower behind Monster Peppers Plans on being Agriculture company. Growing large diversity and variety of peppers strains. Rade is skill in growing peppers and will being working all year round towards growing the bulk of the rewards. His knowledge stems from his relentless researching and practicing many garden methods through out the years. 

 Cooking with hot peppers adds heat and provides extra kick to food

Always trying to push the possibilities of what you can just grow in simple pot. He would like to start producing his own line of hot peppers, slowly work towards becoming local food distributor down the line. Supplying his favorite small local business with locally sourced and responsibly grown hot peppers.

  •  Always focusing and testing different recipes with soil. Using environmental safe brands and utilizing container garden grow methods with only the most satisfying results.  Always exploring new growing methods and keeping current with updates on new brands and products that are worth investing time and money.
  •  Monster Peppers Does NOT use chemical pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, and herbicides. 

These can kill the beneficial insects, microbes and fungi on which healthy plant depends. I focus on using natural methods when dealing with pest.

Monster Peppers have local Hover flies. Hover flies are true flies, but they look like small bees or wasps. They are the helicopters of the insect world, often seen hovering in the air, darting a short distance, and then hovering again.  Monster Peppers have lighting bugs, wasp and ladies bugs.

These beneficial insects are valuable tools in the fight against aphids, thrips, scale insects, caterpillars, snails and slugs.So no need for any form of chemicals or sprays.

They are all locally active in the garden. Here some capture photos of them on the actual pepper plants grown by Rade.

Hover fly that is resting, notice the uncanny stripes however share no similar body shape compare to the real wasp.

 

Lighting bugs are common in the growing space and their larva are  carnivorous as they eat slugs and snails.

Lady bug larva are very carnivorous, and ladybugs are aggressive hunters on soft body aphids.

 

Rade wants everything to be done in house. From growing the plants year round from the seeds he sell. He wants to sell hot peppers when they are in season but also provide quality service to growing plants and aiding others with their container gardening. The trouble in urban society we have limited access to land for food growing. Our Location is in NewYork and Rade wants to be guide for those who like to learn and develop their gardening skills with container methods with in their limited space. 

What We Have Accomplished So Far

So far Rade been growing 200 peppers plants and would like to increase the grow quantity to 1000.  All of them grown and maintain in 3 gallons containers or perhaps 10 gallons if possible. Each plant averages between 30 -75- 100 Pods per plant.  I wish summer would last forever but as every one at house Stark would say in game of thrones. Winter is coming. 

Rade does not have facility to over winter many plants. However, he does own three grow lights. The grow light stack system is sufficient and effective for growing seedlings all the way to young adolescence stages of the plants growth cycle to be later transplanted outside. 

  • Stack-n-Grow has two 3' high-output, full-spectrum T5 bulbs

Numerous amount of basil variety growing under the lights 

The Contorted Coco is coming back from extinction as Rade is helping Kevin Bane the founder of this pepper by growing them out. Contorted Coco is mutation from Peach Bhut.  This year Rade plans on growing 50 Contorted Coco plants or more. Contorted Coco Seeds are currently doing well and will be ready by spring. Soon as last day of frost is gone and temperatures are stable above 65 F at night. They will be transplanted outside in 3 gallons (hopefully 5 gallon if we get that stretch goal) by mid May 2018.

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/contortedcoco/

These seeds are growing up nice and healthy with no sign of trouble.

 

 

Our personal favorite the Contorted Coco. These grow in monster size!

I grow many unique strains but mostly been crossing and hand picking for the most unique traits  in color and also shape or size. 

 

 

By the time May arrives,  Rade have great start for the next grow season.  By the start of May 2018 he will have Registration and Certification as a Plant Grower for NewYorkState Nursery retail. So every winter he will just regrow peppers and herbs indoors. Rade currently on his own been expanding the grow light system and trying to save enough for green house. Rade wants to do this full time.      

Rade has already started growing peppers before the kickstarter even launched. However, if the kickstarter succeeds, he will begin germinating even more variety of pepper seeds in stock right away to grow between 200 - 1000 plants depending if  all the stretch goals are attained before the end of this kickstarter.  

  • January - February. Germinating seeds
  • March - April. Maintaining and strengthening them for outdoors
  • May - June. Transplanting them into containers 
  • July - August. Feed and manage plants for pods to mature and ripen
  • September - October. Pick peppers for shipping and sauce making
  • November - December. Finish mailing tier rewards and extra goodies          

Monster Peppers Community Goals

No money is require for these! These rewards can not be unlock base on how much funding is receive. Depending on the achievement it will unlock extra rewards that every one will get to enjoy. These rewards do not require any money just bit of team effort from every one who like to participate. Click Images below for website locations.

 

Follow Monster Peppers on twitter and receive updates on newest Monster Pepper Developments.

 

Follow Monster Peppers on Youtube and receive updates and exclusive youtube content for 2018 Grow season.
 

 

Follow Monster Peppers on Instagram and see all kinds of photos on the peppers growth cycle for 2018 Grow season.

 

Follow the Fierce Ferrets on twitch for wonder nights of entertainment.  Great laughs, art, video gaming and ferrets! 

 

Follow the growing comic series of ferret squad in Beelzebud and if you enjoy D&D check out Dungeon minis.    

We have many thank you gifts to offer for making a contribution. The goal is to raise a minimum of $12,000 in just 30 days, and of course we can't do this without you. The way Kickstarter works is it's all or nothing. In order for us to receive the money we must meet our goal, If we do not meet our goal by the end date then we don't get any money, and sadly the nursery cant afford to keep growing peppers. 

We only get 1 shot at this because we have strict deadline. We can not afford to try this again if fails first time. Only 1 chance per grow season. 

Monster Peppers Goal and Stretch Goals  

Rade wants to grow full time and start business growing hot peppers. As each increment of funding keeps rising you will be helping unlocking more strains and images of the peppers that will be growing. Every pepper strain will get illustration as kickstarter progresses. Totaling to 50 strains if we reach to the higher stretch goals.

Every pledge makes difference. The life of these monster peppers will be heavily impacted by how much funding is reach by the end of the kickstarter. Majority of the funds will be put towards attaining supplies to grow the peppers and to provide all the tier rewards for every backer. This will require Rade's full attention all year round, and some trusted handy capable help from Fierce Ferret Foundry to make the Art. Every resource of capital will be utilize to make strong and healthy rewards.

How the money is spent  

I'm reaching out to every hot pepper lover that exist. If you like growing, eating, reviewing hot peppers. Perhaps you like like to make pledge or better yet just share this kickstarter. 
 
Just sharing just the kickstarter can make difference.   
 

If you love fresh local grown peppers that are well fed and have not been expose to any form of pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, and herbicides. Then I'm sure you want to see Monster Peppers open its own nursery. If you want to see Fierce Ferrets Foundry Release WEB COMIC about Monster Peppers. Please Spread the word and make pledge to help the war effort towards world domination.

Thank you to everyone who supports this project in some way. Just sharing the kickstarter or choosing to just give just $1.00. means so much to the Monster Peppers. We cannot wait to hear your thoughts and reaction from the peppers that will be growing and the art that will be created from result of the kickstarter. 

theBatclamGraduated Valedictorian from Full Sail University for 3D art and now full-time freelance artist, making comics & games under the Fierce Ferret Foundry. Hermit and Wife to GideontheGreyfox.

Gideon the GreyfoxWon a bitchin’ trophy for being 44th best in the world/best in the state for Yu-Gi-Oh! Now full-time writer and entertainer, making comics & games under the Fierce Ferret Foundry. Hermit and Husband to theBATCLAM.

Reverie The creative force behind Monster Pepper Theme music and future projects related to music. Check out Reverie skills at her twitter and soundcloud

 

 

            

Rade:

IN THE BEGINNING... (This is Rade back story)  

At the age of 10 had fun competitive duels with my cousin Steven. One of them was eating tacos with enormous amounts of Taco Bell hot sauces packets. That has to be earliest memories of me enjoying what I perceive to be "hot sauce" That was the start of my spicy life.  

TIME SKIP....  

Years later I took up gardening. It started with Tomatoes, Basil, Oregano and Rosemary in potted containers. Mainly basil as kind gesture of love towards my mom. From the garden I made decent sauce from scratch with fresh grown vegetables and herbs in the garden. I tasted big difference both in flavor when using fresh local ingredients. I fed my plants well in return they did the same.

My Love for growing hot peppers started in 2015 when Taco Bell release the $1 Dare Devil Loaded Grillers, they were the talk of the town at the time. This was first time I was exposed to the idea that these kind of peppers existed. Ive expanded my horizons from herb and tomato growing onto hot peppers. It was out of curiosity of what the real mccoy would taste like that lead me to growing my own personal supply for consumption. I wanted to harness the heat and flavor of the spice for my own but now I want to share in everything that I discover and learn in the years to come.

Risks and challenges

WITHOUT YOUR PLEDGE, we can't make MONSTER PEPPERS COMIC or MONSTER PEPPERS NURSERY! We need capital to grow large quantity of plants, that can not happen without your help.

Risk and Challenges:
While we will do our best to deliver all the pepper rewards by the estimated date. Natural disasters and world events are hard to plan for but Rade will make every attempt to complete every shipment. If shortage occurs every one will get alerted and alternate arrangements can be made for the future.

The benefits of growing everything in potted containers is that they are mobile and in emergency the plants can be transported to safety. Other plants can be remove and isolated with ease because they are mobile.

Growing peppers with out using any form of pesticide in large numbers is challenge. High risk of pepper pods being attack by blight or insects that can barrow into the pods is scary factor. No body wants to eat pepper to find something else got to it first. The size of these bugs are gargantuan! This is why you not test on bugs when using unstable elements. However lucky for us the Monster Peppers have develop wonderful defense mechanism that protects itself from foreign pathogens. The capsaicin and related compounds known as capsaicinoids. Capsaicin is present in large quantities in the placental tissue, the internal membranes and the other fleshy parts of the fruits of plants in the genus Capsicum. This capsicum protects the pepper during it development.

This Kickstarter has two teams! TWO TEAMS.
While one team works on growing peppers and handling the rewards aspect of the kickstarter. The other team will focus on the writing and illustrations of the comic aspect of the campaign.

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    [ Bell Pepper ]

    Get updates about Monster Peppers! Also includes videos and photos on the peppers developments, Instructional videos and personalize feed back from me on how I grow and manage my peppers.

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    [ Chocolate Devil's Tongue]

    As the kickstarter campaign continues to grow more art will be unlock you shall receive everything in down loadable High Definition format. The greater the backers the more MONSTER ARTS.

    Your name will be immortalize with my most sincere thanks, as your name will be placed on our wall in the entrance of the nursery for all to see, that you helped get the nursery started! You also get to name any plant or Pod growing.

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    [ Banana Pepper]

    Digital Copy of Monster Peppers to be use on any digital device, along with digital bundle of Monster Peppers Wallpapers and a collection of wonderful melodies from Reverie.

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    [ Contorted Coco ]

    Limited edition tier of our [Bannana Pepper] tier but with a pack of exclusive contorted cocoa seeds!

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    • Everything from the [Bannana Pepper] Tier
    • 10 Contorted Coco Seeds
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    [ Zombie Jalapeño Pepper ]

    Love our Monster Pepper Girl chibis? Now you can slap them on anything with our adorable sticker packs!

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    [ Serrano Imp Pepper ]

    Get Monster Pepper Key Rings to keep your keys safe. Feel proud as many on lookers will feel envious of your good taste in key fashion.

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    [ Perfume Pepper ]

    Get Box Of MONSTER PEPPERS!
    This single box contains 15 peppers. Enjoy assortment of peppers. Mix Box of peppers or full box of just one particular kind. You have both options with the ability to choose many peppers from the gallery.

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    [ Jaguar Habanero ]

    Get a BIGGER Box Of MONSTER PEPPERS!
    This single box contains 75 peppers. Enjoy assortment of peppers. Mix Box of peppers or full box of just one particular kind. You have both options with the ability to choose many peppers from the gallery.

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    [ Bhut Jolokia Ghost ]

    MONSTER SIZE HOT SAUCE . Pick which peppers you want from our grow season we will make you customize hot sauce.

    Receive handcrafted hobby hot sauce by Monster Peppers. This 32 oz bottle of hot sauce will also come with hand written recipe.

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    [ Moruga Scorpion ]

    Join us in a private stream where you will watch us eat peppers of your choice, live! We'll be playing games and answering your questions about the comic, peppers and more!

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    • Monster Peppers Cast Eat Hot Peppers On Live Stream
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    [ Carolina Reaper ]

    Receive a full-color chibi art of any single character, by the Monster Peppers Artist theBATCLAM! Could be yourself, fanart or even an OC! This art will be a traditional 8.5"x11" piece colored with markers and signed, a convention exclusive.

    You'll also make appearance in 1 Monster Pepper Comic Strip!

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    • Make Appearance In Monster Peppers Comic
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    [ Monster Scientist ]

    HOLY PEPPER PIZZAZZ!
    You will receive our most strangest Pods-- Hybrids and crosses. You get first crack at our early F1 if anything. And a BIG box of 150 peppers!

    You also get your Logo/Name/Brand on our site, listed as an EXCLUSIVE backer! Don't have one? We can solve that for you with a cute chibi user icon!

    Also enjoy some exclusive Monster Pepper swag with T-shirt and Hoodie to keep you styling for many grow seasons to come. (Customize to your liking, with your favorite Monster Pepper Girl)

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