Jump to content

  •  

Photo

BPWilly's 2014 grow

Manzanos 7 pot Fatalii Bhut Trinidad MOA Scorpion

  • Please log in to reply
158 replies to this topic

#1 bpwilly

bpwilly

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 467 posts
  • aka:Bill
  • Location:Seattle area

Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:13 PM

Well, I am finally creating a blog here.  I started making my wish list back last year and collected seeds throughout the year.  Weeded it down a bit, but then I ordered some addtional seeds from PepperLover and of course I got a bunch or extra seeds which I had to include in my grow this year.

 

Here is the list of what I finally put into the germination pots.  I listed where I got the seeds so I could trace how successful they were as well as what the differences might be is I have the same kind of pepper from a couple different sources.

 

These were all started Mid January.

 

 

Type                                                   Obtained from

7 Pod Barackpore                               seed swap  June 2013  Torno

7 Pod Brain Strain Yellow                    Pepperlover Orig and bills 2013 seeds

7 Pot Brain Strain 2014                      PepperLover

7 Pot Chaguanas  purple                    Pepperlover Orig and bills 2013 seeds

7 Pot Congo SR Gigantic Yellow        PepperLover

7 Pot Jonah                                         PepperLover

7 Pot Primo                                         Watcom Seed

7 Pot White                                         PepperLover

Aji Panca                                             PepperLover

Bahamian Goat peppers                      From MidWestChilihead  2013

Bhut Jolokia                                        seed swap  June 2013  Sicman

Bhut Jolokia Chocolate                       seed swap  June 2013  Brad Ford OP

Bhut Jolokia Peach                             PepperLover

Bhut Jolokia Red                                Pepperlover

Bhut Jolokia White                             Pepperlover Orig and bills 2013 seeds

Bhut Jolokia Yellow                            PepperLover

Biquinho Yellow                                 seed swap  June 2013  Dragon Peppers

Black Naga                                         PepperLover

Blue Mystery                                      PepperLover

Carolina Reaper                                  Pepper Joes   Orig order 2012 and bills 2013 seeds

Charleston Hot                                    seed swap  June 2013  RedHawk

Chocolate 7 Pot                                  PepperLover

Chocolate Habanero                           seed swap  June 2013  Sicman

Chocolate Habanero                           PepperLover

Congo Trinidad Black                                    PepperLover

Congo Trinidad Red                           Tomato Growers 2012 and Bills 2013 seeds

Congo Trinidad Yellow                        PepperLover

Devils Tongue Chocolate                    PepperLover

Devils Tongue Yellow                          PepperLover

Dorset Naga                                        seed swap  June 2013 - Unknown

Dorset Naga  2014                              PepperLover

Fatalii Chocolate                                 PepperLover

Fatalii Yellow                                      Tomato Growers 2012

Fish Pepper                                         seed swap  June 2013  Spoonman

Fresno                                                 Wapato 2012 Orig and bills 2013 seeds

Giant Mexican Rocoto                        PepperLover

Habanero Big Sun                               PepperLover

Habanero Chocolate Long                  seed swap  June 2013  Dragon Peppers

Habanero Mustard                              PepperLover

Habanero White                                  PepperLover

Jalapeno                                              Wapato 2012 Orig

Jalapeno Corking                                seed swap  June 2013 - Unknown

Jalapeno Cracked                                PepperLover

Jamaican Yellow Scotch Bonnet          PepperLover

Jamaican Yellow Scotch Bonnets MoA         From Steve954

Jay's Peach Ghost Scorpion                From Maxius

Lemon Drop                                        seed swap  June 2013  Sicman

Lemon Drop (ají limon)                       Totally Tomatoes  bills 2013 seeds and Orig

Manzano                                             Smokemaster  2013

Mystery                                               seed swap  June 2013  nutenaro

Nagabon                                              seed swap  June 2013

Red Goat                                            Wapato 2012 Orig and bills 2013 seeds

Silver Surfer seeds                              seed swap  June 2013

Super Chile                                         seed swap  June 2013

Sweet Cayenne                                   PepperLover

Tepin                                                   seed swap  June 2013  Brad Ford OP

Trinidad 7 Pot Brain Strain                 Pepperlover Orig and bills 2013 seeds

Trinidad Douglah                                PepperLover

Trinidad Perfume                                PepperLover

Trinidad Scorpion                               seed swap  June 2013  Sicman

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T strain       seed swap  June 2013

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T strain       Pepperlover Orig and bills 2013 seeds

Trinidad Scorpion Moruga                  PepperLover

Trinidad Scorpion Moruga                  seed swap  June 2013  Sicman

Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Yellow     PepperLover

Trinidad Scorpion Orange                  PepperLover

Trinidad Scorpion Yellow                  PepperLover

Trinidad Scotch Bonnet Red              PepperLover

Trinidad Smooth                                 PepperLover

True Cumari                                        PepperLover

Unknown pepper                                From Maxius

 

Off to the races,  Will include pictures of how it is going so far.


Edited by bpwilly, 18 March 2014 - 10:27 PM.


#1A Guest

Guest

  • Guest
  • Pip
  • 1 post

#2 bpwilly

bpwilly

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 467 posts
  • aka:Bill
  • Location:Seattle area

Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:18 PM

OK so here are a few pictures of my indoor grow area.  Last year I had it in the house, and had T8's all over the place.  This year I have a room down in my garage so I sort of cleaned it out a bit and managed to get a 8x8 area to grow these as a start until it warms up enough to plant them outside.

When I originally set this up I got a real bad bloom of gnats or some thing like them.  A few days of spraying with Azomax and some whitefly sticky traps seems to have taken care of them, as I have not seen any since thenSince this is a unheated garage, I have been having fun keeping it warm enough as I only have the germinating mats going.

P1040573_zps587cace1.jpg

Once I added the HID lights, the warmth problem was fixed, but now I need to watch the heat as when it warms up, this place will get pretty warm.

P1040583_zps365a53cd.jpg

P1040582_zps6d7b453b.jpg

I will be adding some fans/vents in the ceiling soon or I will be having some problems

 

Here is how it looks today.  UIt is fun to be able to look back and see how much they have grown in 10 or so days

P1040621_zps49a35f2c.jpg



#3 GA Growhead

GA Growhead

    Smokin' Hot

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2,382 posts
  • aka:GA
  • Location:Atlanta Ga

Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:26 PM

Nice grow set up!
And killer list too!

#4 bpwilly

bpwilly

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 467 posts
  • aka:Bill
  • Location:Seattle area

Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:47 PM

I am just fumbling my way through this grow room set up, but so far it seems to be working out real well.  I tried a new trick this year when I pot them up.  Not sure if it is making much of a difference, but the delay or shock from repoting seems to be less this year.  I have been mixing some bone meal, some blood meal, some azomite and a plant starter mix and adding a tea spoon or so to the root zone for each plant that I repot into the 5.5 square pots.  At first I was concerned that the roots might get hurt from contacting the mix, but so far I have only had 2 out of 250 plants die within a week of repotting.

 

Plus I have been foliar spraying them every other day with a weak AACT tea

 

Check these 2 pictures out that are 9 days apart

 

March 9th

P1040590_zpsec00ecb2.jpg

 

March 18th

P1040615_zpsefa7effd.jpg


Edited by bpwilly, 18 March 2014 - 11:48 PM.


#5 spicy_echo

spicy_echo

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 478 posts
  • Location:Lbk, Tx

Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:25 AM

That's a crazy amount of growth for 1 week. Truly jealous. Nice setup.



#6 bpwilly

bpwilly

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 467 posts
  • aka:Bill
  • Location:Seattle area

Posted 22 March 2014 - 07:26 PM

Well, I managed to get a real good buy on 4 600 watt digital ballasts.  Since I already had bought some econo wing reflectors when one of the local shops was closing out their inventory, I now have a way to reduce the heat and elec being used.  The 1000 watt lights I had are a bit overkill at this stage, but these new ballasts are dimmable, so I will be taking them down to 50% for a while and see if everything still grows OK.  I think it should since the plants are still fairly small.  Swapping out (2) 1000 Watt ones with (4) 600 Watt ones and running them at 50%

 

I also managed to get a couple 16 inch oscillating wall fans, so got them up and removed the 4 little 6 inch fans I had.  Kind of cleaning up all the power cord connections as well so it does not look like a mad scientist lab.

 

While doing this, I managed to drop one of the fans as I was trying to get it mounted on the wall.  It landed on a couple of my Biquinho Yellow plants and broke one of them in half.  So I guess I get to see what involuntary topping will do for the growth of this plant.

 

Also spent some time cutting the flowers and buds off some of the plants that seem to be getting them a bit earlier than I wanted.  The Fresnos and a pepper I have called Red Goat (think it is a Fresno cross or something) have been getting flowers already and the plants are no more than 8 inches tall.  I figure I want then to grow a bit more, so I hope this does not hurt them.

 

Nice to have a week end to play around with the plants!



#7 bpwilly

bpwilly

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 467 posts
  • aka:Bill
  • Location:Seattle area

Posted 01 April 2014 - 11:52 PM

Just a quick update.  The Biquinho Yellow is recovering nicely, and it has some side branches starting to show up after the topping. 

[/URL]">http://DSC_0029_zps4ba02743.jpg

 

I intentionally topped one of the Blue Mystery peppers I got from Pepperlover.  These are real healty plants and if I had not topped it, it would have been the tallest plant I have so far.  Very solid stem as well

[/URL]">http://DSC_0015_zps3c44df58.jpg

 

Here is a shot of the 7 Pot Chaguanas that I grow last year from pepperlovers seeds.  I had a couple of the plants stay very purplish, so I saved seeds from them, and it seems they will do the same this year.

[/URL]">http://DSC_0017_zps7acad470.jpg

 

Finally a few plants getting buds started

First a Giant Rocoto and then a Chocolate Habanero

[/URL]">http://DSC_0023_zps1c426056.jpg

 

[/URL]">http://DSC_0010_zps6a25f74d.jpg

 

Thats about all for now, still many weeks to go before I can get these in the ground, so been letting it stay kind of cool in the grow room, hoping it will slow them down a bit.

 

Ready to go as soon as mother nature lets it happen!



#8 OCD Chilehead

OCD Chilehead

    Smokin' Hot

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 4,521 posts
  • aka:Chuck
  • Location:COLORADO (Western Slope) closer to Moab than Denver

Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:20 AM

Looking very good. Amazing growth in 9 days. Thanks for the update and good luck.
OCD 2017 GLOG http://thehotpepper....63305-ocd-2017/

"There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path."

#9 turbo

turbo

    Hot

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 680 posts
  • aka:Turbo
  • Location:Seattle

Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:15 PM

Awesome grow list and setup!  Cant wait to see what your outdoor grow area looks like!  Seattle peppers rule!



#10 bpwilly

bpwilly

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 467 posts
  • aka:Bill
  • Location:Seattle area

Posted 14 May 2014 - 12:01 AM

Well, I have been slacking off on updating this glog, but everything seems to be growing well so far.   I managed to pick up some commercial ground cover cloth and plan on using that on my outdoor garden this year.  I used the stuff from Costco last year, and while it did not last more than a year, it sure saved me a lot of time by not having to weed nearly as must as when I just had bare dirt.

 

This year I am not going to till the ground, just used the same rows I had last year.  I have been very careful about not walking on them, so the dirt should still be pretty loose.  Since the ground cover cloth is black, it should also help warm things up, as up until recently, it has been fairly cool around here.

 

Anyway, here are a few shots of some of the plants before I get them, in the ground.  Hoping to do that this weekend, as they are getting larger every day, and I don't want them getting root bound in the pots.

 

Here is a picture of the first Lemon Drop pod of the year.

[/URL]">http://1stLemonDrop2014-Copy_zpsd715d8eb.jpg

And here is a picture of one of the Blue Mystery seeds I got from PepperLover.  All three of the ones I have growing are getting very tall.  This one is in a 7 gallon pot outside

http://BlueMystery3_zps8ecfebdd.jpg

Here is a picture of one of the Rocotos I started from seed from PepperLover

http://May13thRocoto_zps8377026a.jpg

And finally one of the MOA's I started with seed from Steve

http://MOA_zpsc55469ac.jpg

A shot of the green house where I am starting to harden them up after moving them out of the grow room

[/URL]">http://HardeningOffinGreenHouse_zpscbf8ad5a.jpg

They spend 3-4 days in here, then get moved out to the direct sun.  Seems to be working for the first batch, which should be getting panted in the garden this coming weekend (if the weather holds out)

Got a couple of pals in the grow room who seem to think that the fish/bat guano fertilizer is a good thing

[/URL]">http://IMAG0101_zps704f6393.jpg

I will make sure I update this glog a bit more regular once I start getting plants out of the grow room and into the ground this weekend.


Edited by bpwilly, 14 May 2014 - 12:06 AM.


#11 OCD Chilehead

OCD Chilehead

    Smokin' Hot

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 4,521 posts
  • aka:Chuck
  • Location:COLORADO (Western Slope) closer to Moab than Denver

Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:38 AM

Thanks for the update. The plants are looking good. The hard part is almost over. Pretty soon you can sit back, water and collect the pods. Good luck with completing the hardening off and ground work.
OCD 2017 GLOG http://thehotpepper....63305-ocd-2017/

"There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path."

#12 bpwilly

bpwilly

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 467 posts
  • aka:Bill
  • Location:Seattle area

Posted 14 May 2014 - 01:25 PM

OCD

Fingers crossed.  At least this year is less stressful than last.  I fussed and worried about every little thing about the peppers.  This year has been a lot easier, as I know they really are pretty hardy if watered and fed OK.  They do not need much beyond that, but I am eager to get them in the ground so they can really put some roots down.  Plus I always get that 1-2 week delay after transplanting before they kick it back in again.

 

New pics soon of the garden (and hopefully with some plants in the ground



#13 Runescape

Runescape

    Hot

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 802 posts
  • Location:I forget

Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:19 PM

Interested in seeing what kind of pods the Blue Mystery plant puts out...



#14 bpwilly

bpwilly

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 467 posts
  • aka:Bill
  • Location:Seattle area

Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:46 PM

I will have to post pictures when it gets to that point.  I am very interested as well, color and to see what they taste like



#15 Pr0digal_son

Pr0digal_son

    Smokin' Hot

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3,524 posts
  • Location:Pittsburgh

Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:47 AM

Looks great. Good luck with the rest of your season.

#16 bpwilly

bpwilly

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 467 posts
  • aka:Bill
  • Location:Seattle area

Posted 16 May 2014 - 02:06 AM

Well I got a nice surpirse today.  I was moving some of the plants around to get more outside for hardening and found out a few peppers that I did not know had podded up

 

Some much larger Lemon drops  that were hidden

[/URL]">http://IMAG0191_zps1e2980f4.jpg

 

And some a Bahamian Goat pepper with pods.  First time growing these, but bought a MFRB full of fresh ones last year.  Beautiful color when ripe.

 

[/URL]">http://IMAG0188_zps57aa011c.jpg

 

 

Plus as I shared on the Manzano thread, my very first ever Rocoto pods  (very small, but they are actually there!

[/URL]">http://IMAG0192_zpsd73b620f.jpg



#17 OCD Chilehead

OCD Chilehead

    Smokin' Hot

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 4,521 posts
  • aka:Chuck
  • Location:COLORADO (Western Slope) closer to Moab than Denver

Posted 16 May 2014 - 05:33 AM

Pods already? That's great. Goat pepper is on my list for next year. Thanks for the pics
OCD 2017 GLOG http://thehotpepper....63305-ocd-2017/

"There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path."

#18 bpwilly

bpwilly

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 467 posts
  • aka:Bill
  • Location:Seattle area

Posted 17 May 2014 - 01:17 AM

They are a interesting looking pepper, color wise, and have a pretty good flavor.  I am thinking of doing a femented sauce with them to see if the color will carry through.  Will see when I get around to doing it.



#19 bpwilly

bpwilly

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 467 posts
  • aka:Bill
  • Location:Seattle area

Posted 18 May 2014 - 09:55 AM

Well,  Finally got started on planting the peppers in the garden.

 

Here is a shot of the garden in the front of the house.  I left the rows standing from last year as well as the old ground cover, and laid the new ground cover over the top.  The old stuff was starting to tear and fall apart, so I figured I would leave it and have just a little bit more weed protection.  This will be the first time I have done a no-till garden, so will be excited to see how well this works compared to other years where I tilled the heck out of it.

 

[/URL]">http://IMAG0196_zps7b79e28e.jpg

 

The garden is 80ft by 21ft.   I will be using the same drip emitter hoses I got last year.  They have a 1/2 gal/hr emitter every 12 inches.  That maxes out m well output, so I leave them on for 4-6 hours each watering, as I am don't never reach the max gal/hr output.  Nice this is that they hoses look like they will last for quite a while, which is a lot better than the soak-er hoses I use to get.  They seemed to last about 1 season, then started getting holes.  Frustrating to come home a see a geyser in the garden.

 

Here are some of the first 70 plants going in.  Mostly the Corking and cracked Jalapenos, the fresnos, the red goats (not sure their real lineage - think Fresno), the Carolina Hots, the Fish peppers and a few Habaneros (Mustard, Big Sun and White)

 

[/URL]">http://IMAG0199_zps158ff015.jpg

 

More pictures later as I finally get these out of the green house and into the gardens.  Now the real fun happens as they get past the shock and get their feet in the ground and have a chance to real stretch.  I am trying to lossen the root balls (for the ones that seem to be getting root bound) to see if that helps.  On some of the plants that I pulled out of the ground from last year, I found the main chunk of roots still int eh shape of the post that they were transplanted from.  Hoping this time they will move on from that point and maybe get larger.   More learning lessons in gardening challenges for me ahead.



#20 Spicegeist

Spicegeist

    Smokin' Hot

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3,593 posts
  • Location:SW Virginia

Posted 18 May 2014 - 10:37 AM

Wow, great list, plants, and setup... nice work!







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Manzanos, 7 pot, Fatalii, Bhut, Trinidad, MOA, Scorpion

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests