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LED Cayenne Wild Habanero

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#1 Moshun

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:38 PM

Hi guys,

 

First time grower and chili enthousiast.  This website/ forum already helped me out a lot, so I wanted to post some pictures of our setup.. Me and my, I must say, very willing girlfriend live in a small city apartment, so not much room to work with. On our last trip to Costa Rica we got some chili seeds from a wild Habanero and some store bought Cayenne. We decided to try and grow as much as possible. Germination rate was about 95% and we ended up with a bunch of seedlings.  Because our notorious Belgian winters we went out, did some research and bought a 15 W E27 LED growlight. Fitted it to an IKEA reading light, and was pretty surprised about the results. The plants all have steady growth, the leaves on the plants look beautifully green and are just huge.

 

Allright. That’s kind of it. We're repotting to 2 gallon pots in around two weeks. Hope afterwards I can post some new pictures.

In the meantime, thanks for any feedback. Would appreciate it!

 

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#2 Bricklayer

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:49 PM

Looking good!
I believe you're in for a surprise when you have potted up to gallon pots......suddenly they take up quite a lot more space

Good luck, you're off to a great start!
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Posted 22 March 2014 - 05:55 AM

Thanks Bricklayer!

Yeah, I had to work it out with my parents so they keep the bulk of the plants at their house :)

I'm going to transplant them in used pots, that I got free from a garden center.

You think there is any risk of disease/pathogens/mold in using second hand pots?

 

Thanks again.



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:55 AM

Those plants look great. I'm seriously going to have to give LEDs a try.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 09:07 AM

Yeap, totally satisfied with it's performance. I bought this one for around 50€ + 50€ for the housing.

Big plus is these lights don't need cooling, as do the normal growlights. Also power usage is much lower.

Specs:

  Complete support lifecycle: Growing and flowering stage
  Contrast ratio 7:1:1
  Red Wavelength 660nm, Blue 470nm, Orange 610nm
  Voltage / Frequency AC85 - 264V
  Dimensions 12.2 x 12.8 cm (Ø x H)
  Estimated life span 50,000 hours
  Number of LEDs 15 LEDs
  Lumens 830 Lumens
  Input, consumption 0,3 A
  Yield, output 15W
  No built-in ventilation
  waterproof Yes
  Particulars Wide fitting (E27)
 



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 12:32 PM

Hi guys,

 

Back with an update after repotting our habaneros last week. Weather's been fantastic in Belgium so all well with the growth.
Bit afraid my pots (wich we got free from a nearby gardening center) are a bit too small to take the plants all the way. We'll see.

 

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:13 AM

Hey man, things are looking pretty good, props on the first grow :) That LED looks crazy, I can't get around the colour appearance but everything else seems stacked in their favour.

 

You are going full term with some of the plants under the light?



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:51 PM

Thanks Miguelovic! Yeap, i'm keeping some under the light at my appartment.

The colour is indeed a bit weird in the beginning but you get used to it pretty fast.

All seem to have survived the transplants pretty well, and the weather has been great this winter, so I might be putting some outside sooner then I thought!



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 01:21 PM

Guys, quick question. I've got these two Cayenne's growing. They're about three months old and are showing a lot of nodes.

The smaller one is putting more effort in making the nodes grow, while the bigger one is already splitting at the top, and showing signs of producing a couple flowers.

Any advice on wether to prune/top these down and let the plant focus on the nodes more? Is it too early for the plant to produce flowers? Thanks for any advice!

 

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:45 PM

I can't offer much advice there, but I can get you a bump to the top of the page :)

 

I like to see a plant grow natural atleast once, but that tall larfy one looks like it is calling out for a chop :D



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:19 PM

Personally I'd top it... but that's just me. I can be cruel to plants sometimes.



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:38 PM

Nothing wrong with some plant cruelty from time to time. Cayenne got chopped. Thanks for the bump & advice! :party:


Edited by Moshun, 12 April 2014 - 07:47 PM.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:51 PM

Well, two things will happen. First, it'll fork at that node below your topping (top just above a node). Second, it'll cause the plant to panic and send out shoots from every node, which (can) become new branches of their own. 

 

Should fix that lanky fellow you got right up. Just be patient, it'll take a week or so depending on available light. Nodes won't pop new shoots if they don't have GOOD light - so you might want to add a CFL or two shining down on them.

 

EDIT: I scrolled back up to your LED lights.. don't think getting enough light on it is going to be a problem. Just get them centered instead of on the fringes and make sure the nodes are lit up good.  :)


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