Thebats 2012 glog
Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:25 PM
Holding the chains together and the light up are these little guys
One side goes up and around a support for an air vent and then the magnets are holding the chain to it
This is how I hold the chain to the light. Note the use of magnets.
Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:29 PM
Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:59 PM
Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:55 AM
First sprout! It's one of my 7 pot yellows hopefully more to follow soon.
Edited by thebat, 15 February 2012 - 03:11 PM.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:59 AM
Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:20 AM
Here you can see the odd construction of my mylar reflective shield
I used good ol' elmer's glue to glue the mylar down and cut the excess off of the sides after I applied a bit of pressure to adhere the mylar a bit better.
And here is the reflective grow tunnel!
I'll be making a grow box later on with foam core board and mylar to fit larger plants before they are planted in the yard.
The picture lies, the tunnel is 4 ft long because the fixture is, you guess it, 4 ft long! I have a foam core board cap at the end and am gonna add a heat lamp on the open side with a fan to help keep it warmer.
Edited by thebat, 17 February 2012 - 12:21 AM.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:53 PM
Got my ac to usb power adaptor
I hooked it up to a comp fan to blow cold air over everything to help keep the heat from rising too much
Another photo of it
Then my heat lamp on my sprouts with a thermometer
Edited by thebat, 19 February 2012 - 12:54 PM.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:21 PM
Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:02 AM
Edited by thebat, 14 March 2012 - 12:20 AM.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:19 AM
Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:26 AM
I need to get more pics up. I have 15 cells in my tray that have sprouted and need to be taken out while I have little cups (probably 4 or so cups) with 3-7 seeds in each one that have sprouted and need planting. I'm growing almost all the random seeds from peppermania that I received while I'm also sprouting my other seeds soon. I got the seed that should be a manzano to sprout and am very excited for it!
Also old growing medium from mushrooms makes for good soil additives, correct? I've read about people buying organic mushroom compost/soil to put in their gardens.
Edited by thebat, 14 March 2012 - 12:43 AM.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:58 AM
Alaska fish fert is great. I would mix 1/4 TBS per gallon of water every other watering for now, and see how they respond. Maybe add a pinch of epsom salts too.
I'm not sure about the mushroom stuff. I've heard mushroom compost is good, but I wouldn't add it until later on. The whole key to growing chiles is doing as little as possible to keep your plants happy, whether it be feeding or watering. Just don't let them get so dry that they shrivel up and die.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:14 AM
Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:46 AM
I'm not gonna be adding that till later on for sure but I may go get some since I've heard its pretty good.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:50 AM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:27 PM
Also, I've been top watering all the cells I remove so wouldn't that also run some of the nutes in the soil out? I'll start to try bottom watering though.
Yes, but I don't think there are any nutes in Jiffy seed starting mix. Also, top watering tends to compact the soil, which means less oxygen for the roots. I would try a light feeding next time you water. Using and un-cut plug tray to hold your individual cells makes bottom watering easy.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:58 PM
Getting things dialed in is tough at first, but once you
get some seedlings transplanted things mellow out a
Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:54 PM
I'm thinking they need some nutes...
Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:11 PM
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