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#21 SuperHot

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 06:40 PM

I start everything indoors to move outside in May. Some get sold at local consevatories and garden clubs. I hope to end up with around 150 plants for myself.to plant in my yard.



Thanks Superhot, I put my feet in the water a little earlier than I have in the past. But with many new varieties with not only the peppers but with tomatoes ,and other veg. I need to overlap this process.......but hey thanks for the inspiring words.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 08:31 AM

Hey, Not much to report on with the "flats" just some seed heads popping through. Here's some more shots of the overwinters.


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Here's a Yellow Mazano "Perrons"....It was cut back to a twig as an expierment. It's moving right along and is starting to branch out.



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The hairy "Goat's Weed"...grows up in a nice conical shape.


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A "Douglah" flower.....can't wait!


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"bam!"... Some buds waiting to explode (Yellow 7/Pot or/st)

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 08:35 AM

they look extremely happy
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 08:39 AM

they look extremely happy


Thanks Ronnie,

I can see a "six pack" of your Scorpion seeds coming up in one one my flats. Can't wait to see how big the plants will grow here in Chicago...

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 08:46 AM

cool man...check out my post "Attention Chicagoans" in the lounge
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 06:34 PM

Cool.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 07:11 PM

Looks like you're on top of your game for this coming season

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 07:26 PM

your stuff looks perfect--you've done this before apparently.

What's the reason for giving a longer head start to the C. chinense plants? Is it that they grow more slowly as seedlings, or that you set them out earlier? I have heard that superhots can be slower to germinate, but I have been seeing them pop out radicles only maybe a day later than the medium-hot chinense and the annuums (I germinate them on a paper towel first). Only a couple of strains (chocolate and yellow Bhuts) have not yet popped.

I may have made a mistake in starting C. annuums together with the C. chinense.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:10 PM

Cool. Nice pics

Hey thanks...welcome to this site

Looks like you're on top of your game for this coming season

Looks like you're on top of your game for this coming season

I'm giving it a good shot this year...I hope we can get an early dry spring! Greg

your stuff looks perfect--you've done this before apparently. What's the reason for giving a longer head start to the C. chinense plants? Is it that they grow more slowly as seedlings, or that you set them out earlier? I have heard that superhots can be slower to germinate, but I have been seeing them pop out radicles only maybe a day later than the medium-hot chinense and the annuums (I germinate them on a paper towel first). Only a couple of strains (chocolate and yellow Bhuts) have not yet popped. I may have made a mistake in starting C. annuums together with the C. chinense.


I give the c.chinense a head start since some of them can take as many as 115 days to ripen. I haven't had any problems producing ripe peppers once if not twice in a season since most already have small peppers on the plants when they're brought out.
Where I live, the last frost day is around the middle of May. My season ends early November, If I'm lucky. I pot up the plants 3 times before their final home. The transplant process sets them back a bit.
Annum's are fast growers out of the gate and can get tall indoors pretty fast. They also ripen sooner, 70 to 95 days. That's the main reason I start them later Jan/Feb... Thanks for the inquiry.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:43 AM

Hey Brandon,

Thanks for the inspiring comments., I wanted to start this from the beginning this season.
Good luck with your grow log. Your comments and responses are always worth the read.......You must have been an English major with a background in Journalism........... :cool:
Plus you have the camera ....and you know how to use it. ...I'll bet you'll come up with some very creative photography!


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Wow.. Thanks alot Greg, that was quite the compliment! I was checkin up on your GL and reading that reply made me realize for some reason my quote notifications were turned off, so thanks again lol. Funny thing is I hated english, journalism, or anything to do with writing. I guess in school there was nothing that interested me to write about. Ha kinda funny though.. recently someone told me on my GL were alot alike, I'd have to agree, when reading replies or quotes I tend to weave through the typical one liners.. but when I see your always informative posts I always stop for a read. Actually it's almost a bit of a post race, if you get to a topic before I did, I see your post.. I don't reply because it's almost always exactly what I was going to say lol. Other than that, I'm not the only one with photo skills, your pictures are always great, Speaking of.. Hey uh.. I think your yellow 7 might need some more buds. Really!? Thats nuts! I'm still working on a creative pod picture shot.. We got our work cut out for us there..We'll have to give Chris (CMP) a run for his money this year :lol:

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:06 PM

amazing grow you have there, very organized
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:33 PM

Nice start :)
The plants look healthy and happy.
It will be a nice pepper forest. ^^

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 01:02 PM

Nice start :)
The plants look healthy and happy.
It will be a nice pepper forest. ^^


Thanks Ben,
Good luck with your season.

Greg

amazing grow you have there, very organized


Thanks man,

I'll try to keep it that way.....April/May is another story.....wild madness in the grow rooms.... :banghead: .......ha

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 02:34 PM

When do you normally prune the plants back?? Once the ave temp drops to a certain point, when they slow down or just when you think it is the right time?? Was reading another post and they had quoted Neil from THSC as saying he cut his back a little bit first and then once some new sprouts shoot out he trims the plant right back so only a few new sprouting leaves remain and he thinks he gets better re-growth that way. ?? Any tips of pointers you have on this as I am really keen to over winter a couple of plants this coming winter (in another 5-6 months time for us)

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 04:21 PM

Hey Trippa,
If your talking about overwintering and bringing the plant indoors, I do a cut back the day they're brought indoors. (Pepper-Guru has excellent info on overwintering at the top of this grow forum).
When indoors, I let the plants go into a semi dormant state (low to opaque lighting). The overwinters were root pruned and branch trimmed replanted in clean pots with sterile soil, prior to being brought indoors. No leaves or new growth are left on at this point. If any new growth forms I'll slice it off, until I'm ready to let the plants run their cycle. Very little to hardly any water is given or needed since my plants are in a cool area in a sub-basement, Once I decide on letting the plants fire up I'll place them under lights 24/7 for the 1st month. That helps to trigger the new growth.
I placed the plants under the lighting equipment
about 3/4 weeks ago. I'm shooting for early May to harden those off and plant in containers by the 3rd week in May. That would give me around 18 weeks of indoor growth. Certain plants with get pinched after the 1st set of leaves on all shoots then once again after the next 1st set. That not only slows down the growth a bit but know I'll have 4 growing tips per branch rather than one. Thus resulting in a "Bushy" indoor plant. Once outdoors the plants will be strong "stemmed" enough to support heaps of "pain" to be harvested.....at my leisure......lol
While indoors, the light cycle gets cut back to 18/6 for the remainder of the indoor grow for those and for my seedlings. There's alot more to this, But I hope this little bit of info helps. Anything more specfic on this just PM me and I'll see if I can answer your ?

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:56 PM

Wow, amazing early start Greg. Now I don't feel like I'm starting too early in January. You're well on your way to a great year!

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:32 PM

Lookin goot... I will start mine just after the first of the year. I can plant out by the end of feb. I need to work on my beds, but everything is growing like gang busters still.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:03 PM

Wow, amazing early start Greg. Now I don't feel like I'm starting too early in January. You're well on your way to a great year!


Thanks, Tony
,I started a little earlier this season, I have more varieties and I need to stagger my plantings...

Greg

Lookin goot... I will start mine just after the first of the year. I can plant out by the end of feb. I need to work on my beds, but everything is growing like gang busters still.


Your very fortunate with the Feburary plant out!.......2 or 3 good harvests this year?.......... :cool:

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 09:04 AM

The amount of buds showing on that 7pod is amazing

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 09:26 AM

The amount of buds showing on that 7pod is amazing


Thanks Walka,
That's one of my overwintered (OW)plants. The Yellow 7Pot org/st was a large plant outdoors, about 5ft tall. It was a heavy producer with very tasty pods. That's why I decided to overwinter it. I am also planting seeds from some of its peppers from last season. As with all of the (OW) plants, the ones that are "budding" out are producing numerous amounts of flowers. That's one advantage to the process, especially when planting outdoors. You'll end up with many more peppers in comparision with a 1st year plant from seed. Right now I have "Douglah" seeds sprouting, at the same time my (OW)Douglah is "rockin" with flowers...

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