Alright, most the family is heading out, and its time to do a little update.
The OW bonsai's are doing well I think. The ones in the back are doing much better than those in the front, I think because they are an inch or so taller and soaking up more of the light. The weakest one is the scotch bonnet, which has turned a little pale at the bottom and lost some leaves. I may put some mylar around them to help send more lumens to their bottom leaves, but its surviving. Not sure if I am going to plant it out this season any who. Alright, pics:
The strongest Roxa bonchi. Its extra inch or two of height seems to really be helping it out. It's actually going to need a haircut soon... debating on whether to go for more foliage or let it flower and maybe make a pod or two before the spring.
The one in back is a red hab, which gave some very tasty pods over the summer. It's extremely healthy as well, though its leaves have been browning just slightly at the tips. I think this was the result of too much dish soap in my battle against aphids. Luckily the battle seems to have been won, with the bonchis anyway.
The one in the front was the red scotch bonnet (actually after reading in THP a little while I'm not sure it was actually a bonnet.) It's struggling a little. Leaves are getting pale at the bottom and it isn't really growing anymore. I think it may need a bit more light and maybe some nutrients. Any ideas?
The other shorter bonchi. I was a bit concerned about it but I noticed its sending out a lot of sideshoots, so all seems to be well. Leaves do have some spots on them... maybe from stress.
The clones were going strong, but I had a lot of company over the holiday and wasn't as vigilant on my aphid patrols. Sadly they have returned, and one of the clones started to droop a little bit. I doused 'em with weak dish soap, which seemed to work pretty well with the bonchis. Gonna give them a good rinse in a day or so too... also seems to help, but I want them to dry out a little first.
The fam dropped one of these under my tree as well:
Very nice and thoughtful gift. I used a similar flat last season and it was very hard to deal with roots that had grown through the drainage holes, damaging the little seedlings. Also it took forever to get true leaves on the sprouts, nearly a month, but I think the room I was growing in was too cold. I was leaning toward using jiffy pellets this year instead, since I can pop the seedlings into solo cups as soon as they germ. Still, I see beautiful shots you guys post of ~4" tall seedings thriving in these kinds of flats, and the bottom watering may help prevent damping off. What do you guys think? Any luck with one these guys?