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Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:01 AM

Looking really good Greg - Awesome !!!!


Hey thanks Mike,

Is your growing season well on its way?

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:44 AM

Your plants look exceedingly beautiful. You have got yo process down like BB King singin' the blues. Everything's perfect. You have my respect. Good job! :hell:

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 06:01 AM

Your plants look exceedingly beautiful. You have got yo process down like BB King singin' the blues. Everything's perfect. You have my respect. Good job! :hell:


Thanks for the comp.

Haha..............BB King.........and so many others have performed at "Blues Fest" here in Chicago......haven't missed that in years, weather permitting..
Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Fest is a great one also!

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:52 AM

Yea she's a good looker.........Top Heavy!

Well of to the grow room, it's time to pot up a few...

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Wow! Looking great Greg! Keep up the good work my friend!
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Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:44 PM

Here's a little update,........ before "Our Gang" goes out for a "New Year's Eve" pub crawl...

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I'll start with a few overwinters...FDA Scotch Bonnet.......nice early lateral growth

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Naga Morich.....pretty tight compact growth

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"Jonah".....filling in with some additional lower growth

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This was cut back to a 3" stump, ....Red 7/Pod....... New growth on "old" wood.................it can happen......... :cool:

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Back to some new stuff...........part of 216 plants so far......more seedlings to come...

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Bahamian Goat....

I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable "New Years............... :cheers:

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 06:23 PM

Wow nice update Greg!!. Happy new year to you as well.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 08:28 PM

Looking good Greg. Wish I had the room. You are gonna have some 7 footers with the early start.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:28 PM

Looks like you have optimal lighting for your early winter Chicago garden. :) I'm going to have to keep a closer eye on my plants and make sure they are getting enough hours/day too.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:48 PM

Looks like you have optimal lighting for your early winter Chicago garden. :) I'm going to have to keep a closer eye on my plants and make sure they are getting enough hours/day too.


Thanks,

Good lighting is part of the puzzle...........a good deal of patience also helps out........when you have a larger indoor grow you almost need to step away for a bit. I spent a good deal of time today between everything that's growing,
I watered, repotted flowers, potted up 4 flats of peppers, trimmed some lettuce for a dinner salad........and now I'm back here.
I guess you really can't escape from it all...
more photos with an update this weekend

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:45 AM

Now that the Footballs over with today......Here's a weekend update...

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Here's "Sunny" the cat, he follows me everywhere!

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A group of 432 potted up peppers

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These are some "XL Caribbean Red's" seeds compliments of Tim Smith

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A Hawaiian Beach Pepper

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Once again "Follow That Pepper"...Here's an update on the "Purple Bhut Jolokia"...I'll be following this plant to harvest.
(seeds courtesy of c.cmpman)

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:56 AM

Wow Greg they all look so even/consistant and a great colour. What is your current additive regime? ? I can only dream of having such a great space and skill to pull that scale of grow off. One day maybe :)

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:07 AM

Wow Greg they all look so even/consistant and a great colour. What is your current additive regime? ? I can only dream of having such a great space and skill to pull that scale of grow off. One day maybe :)


Hey Trippa,

Whats up. Thanks for checking this out. Your plants are looking pretty good also. I keep gallon bottles filled with diluted nutes. When potting up the peppers I add a root stimulator to the watering can. Otherwise I use Fish Emulsion, Botanicare products Pure Blend Pro Grow, Cal-Mag, Liquid Karma, Epsom Salts,..SuperThrive...all of those get highly diluted with water. But I use most of them at every watering.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:54 AM

Greg your grow set up looks like a damn nursery. I work at a plant/produce joint and we only except perfect in both departments, coming from a guy that has sent back tomato and pepper starts due to quality.. those starts are abso-f***n-lutely perfect. Id take them any day off the week. I can only hope that mine look half that nice when they grow up. way to go dude.

Sunny is a very pretty cat btw. It freaked me out a little bit actually, when I was 10 years old I found a cat in my grandmas forest when I was looking for snakes, skinny, cold and given up on life.. I brought him back to her house and I named him "sunny" and he literally could have been your cats twin. Crazy!

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:43 AM

Very nice group of some really healthy looking plants.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:21 AM

great looking plants Greg...question...your nutes/growth stimulators...do you mix them or make a gallon dilution of each one?

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:04 AM

Greg your grow set up looks like a damn nursery. I work at a plant/produce joint and we only except perfect in both departments, coming from a guy that has sent back tomato and pepper starts due to quality.. those starts are abso-f***n-lutely perfect. Id take them any day off the week. I can only hope that mine look half that nice when they grow up. way to go dude. Sunny is a very pretty cat btw. It freaked me out a little bit actually, when I was 10 years old I found a cat in my grandmas forest when I was looking for snakes, skinny, cold and given up on life.. I brought him back to her house and I named him "sunny" and he literally could have been your cats twin. Crazy! Brandon

Thanks Brandon, The starts are coming along nicely...I've got a few more flats of c.chinense waiting to sprout. The rest of the peppers will get planted mid Feb. (Jal's, Anaheims, Bell's..etc) "Sunny" the cat...........he's playful and keen eyed, No pests in the growroom, but if there were he'd find them... I can see your grows turning out quite well.......you'll have some massive plants buy the time you plant out! Greg

Very nice group of some really healthy looking plants.

Thanks for checking this out! Greg Hey Ronnie, As far as the "juice" goes, I keep around plastic gallon milk containers, as well as misting bottles. All are labled to what's in them. If a product calls for an oz. per gallon than that's what goes in the gallon container mixed with water. When I water I'll use 2 "Capfuls" of the any of the pre-mixed gallon solutions into a 2 gal watering container. That way the plants will get a highly diluted amount at each watering. No chance of burn-out. I can water when the lights are on with no problems. My grow area in the sub-basement is running at about 70 degrees. I hand water each tray. Only enough water to hydrate the plants.....with not much drainage left in the bottom of the flats. I find it better to let the soil dry out a bit especially in the cooler basement. Now my other grow area is running around 85 degrees. Those seedlings and startups need to be watched over and watered more often. I will bottom water the trays due to excess evaporation caused by high room temp. Heck ,I remembered last year I foliar feed some of my plants under my MH lighting, I forgot I'd changed the timer and the lights came on shortly after. The plants had burnt "tips" ...............(yep I did type a "p") but they all recouped. Lesson learned, that's another reason I like to dilute.......oh and it saves some $$ in the long run.. . I replenish the gallon containers when they start to empty... Greg

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:26 AM

Thanks Greg...I was just wondering...I mix mine...like 1/2 strength Karma and ProGrow...but then again, I usually don't foliar feed...and I bottom water only....

I may try your method if I have issues...
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:29 PM

Greg,
Simply fantastic professional grow going on here!

another nute follow-up, because I don't wanna screw up: If you add 2-cups of full strength to 2-gallons water , and you decide to use 4 products--do the 8-cups (total 1/2 gallon) get blended and go into the 2-gallon container. Or do you maintain the 2-cups ratio for each application and end up with 8-gallons of dilution?

Also, I use the Botanicare Cal-Mag. My local hydro guy said I didn't need Epsom Salts. Do you use them separately and notice different results? Is it something you tend to use every watering?

Also, once sprouted, how long do the seedlings stay in the 85-degree room? When mine sprout, I immediately get them under the lights and remove the heat--room temp runs around 68F. Now I have a heat mat, was wondering if I should keep it on after sprouting for awhile....

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:55 PM

Greg your grow set up looks like a damn nursery. I work at a plant/produce joint and we only except perfect in both departments, coming from a guy that has sent back tomato and pepper starts due to quality.. those starts are abso-f***n-lutely perfect. Id take them any day off the week. I can only hope that mine look half that nice when they grow up. way to go dude.

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Absolutely beautiful looking plants, Greg. Can't wait too see the full-grown plants ;)

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:50 PM

Greg,
Simply fantastic professional grow going on here!

another nute follow-up, because I don't wanna screw up: If you add 2-cups of full strength to 2-gallons water , and you decide to use 4 products--do the 8-cups (total 1/2 gallon) get blended and go into the 2-gallon container. Or do you maintain the 2-cups ratio for each application and end up with 8-gallons of dilution?

Also, I use the Botanicare Cal-Mag. My local hydro guy said I didn't need Epsom Salts. Do you use them separately and notice different results? Is it something you tend to use every watering?

Also, once sprouted, how long do the seedlings stay in the 85-degree room? When mine sprout, I immediately get them under the lights and remove the heat--room temp runs around 68F. Now I have a heat mat, was wondering if I should keep it on after sprouting for awhile....


Hey Sil,
I have separate gallon containers for each product. Each gallon also has a few drops of Superthrive in them. When I water I use a 2 gal watering can. That's enough to water about 3 flats, which currently have 18 plants in each. What I do is pour a minut capful from each gal bottle into the watering can, such as a capful of Pro-Gro, Karma, Cal Mag and Fish Emulsion......remember that's a capful of already diluted solution and its getting diluted even more when I fill up the w/can with water. There's no way to burn the plants that way, and they're getting a little nutrition with each watering.

I foliar feed with epsom salts...it's pretty fast with the results....I use both, but the Cal-Mag does the job with the needed calcium.
You don't have to use both. Epsom salts are cheap and will last forever.....at least it seems that way...If you have it use it.

I remove the seedlings to the basement once they get potted up. It's 85 mainly because of the lights. 3- 400w mh and 12- 4 bulb T8 fixtures.
It probably isn't the best idea to keep the heat mat under the sprouts unless there are more seeds to emerge. I place a bath towel over the mat to eliminate any hot spots under the seed flats.

Greg

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Absolutely beautiful looking plants, Greg. Can't wait too see the full-grown plants ;)

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Absolutely beautiful looking plants, Greg. Can't wait too see the full-grown plants ;)


Thanks Meatfreak,
I can't wait to get the 1st ripe ones off the plants.....salsa it will be.

Greg




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