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#1 Islander

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 11:27 PM

Hello fellow chile heads! Please tag along for my 2014 grow! This is my first attempt at growing chiles, but i am determined! This will be an organic raised bed grow. My garden will consist of a raised bed 4x8x12". Maybe a few containers..... Here is a list of some things i have in seed trays at the moment.

Bhut Jolokia Red
Bhut Jolokia Yellow
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
Carolina Reaper
White Habanero
Cayenne
Jalapeno
Firecracker
Red Peter
Prik Chi Fa
Thai Red
Takanatsume
Mulato Isleno
Pasilla Bajio

Feb. 14th 2014 is the day I started my seeds by soaking for 24 hours in room temp water on top of my refrigerator (approx 75 F)
I am using a 72 cell seed tray that I replaced the pellets with organic Jiffy mix. Alot had hooked with first week or two. Some still have not hooked..... I also planted a few in styrofoam cups to compare... After the first few hooks i moved the seedtray from the refrigerator top to a south facing window. Things seemed to slowly do what they are supposed to.

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On March 18 I moved them to my garage on a workbench and mounted a Lumenbright reflector with a 4200k 400 Watt MH 24" above plants. Started photoperiod at 18 hrs on 6 off, but they started to turn purple so i reduced time quite a bit down to 9hrs on 15 off. I will continue to monitor and adjust as needed.

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There is a tray in the back that is full of herbs(parsley, cilantro, oregano, thyme) incase anyone is wondering.... lol I think i started them way too early....


Picked up a few goodies at The Farmers Market in Nashville the other day.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:42 AM

Look like a good start. Wish you the best for your 2014 grow. BTW, I started early on my culinary herbs as we'll and then they got thinned out with peppers having light priority. Will be starting my 2014 Glog soon. I plan on doing a SCROP (screen of peppers) with Fresno or Tabasco.
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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:46 AM

Thanks! Hope your grow is a success as well! I have heard good things about the Fresno.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 01:58 AM

Good luck!

They started to turn purple? Maybe you have purple varietes?:)



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:02 PM

Lol. Smart phone corrected.... it should have said started turning "Pale" .... But i do have a cayenne blend turning purple :)

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 02:08 PM

Nice starts, good luck this season!


It's all about the pods....


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 02:41 PM

Thanks Devv!

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 05:14 PM

Good Luck, looks like you're off to a good start! :mouthonfire:


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:51 PM

Thanks!


Throughout the week i plan to start prepping my grow area outside. I will take measurements and start marking the layout of my beds and leveling the ground as needed. The plan is for (3) 4x8's, but I may try to do (4). Still havent decided what I will use for my bed sides. Its either going to be painted plywood, Stained PT 1x6's, or Trex......

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:38 PM

Had a little issue with the leaves wilting...... So i started repotting into large styrofoam cups with Fox Farm Ocean Forest.


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Cant forget the mess in progress shot.... lol

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:38 AM

Have a good grow this year!!

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 06:50 AM

Thanks! Wishing you a good growing season as well! :)

Have a good grow this year!!



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 09:59 AM

Thank you!!

Will keep track with yours. I'm new here as well. Every little thing worries me. Haha.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

good luck on your grow brahhh... :dance: :dance: :dance:



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 02:15 PM

Thanks brah! Hope everything is going good on your end! All the crazy weather settling down over there?

good luck on your grow brahhh... :dance: :dance: :dance:



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 03:14 PM

Thanks brah! Hope everything is going good on your end! All the crazy weather settling down over there?

yep, rain hard, then sunny all of a sudden lol



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:00 PM

Its been a while and quite a bit has taken place. Here are some photos of progress.
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Had a small aphid problem.....until the boss showed up!
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Getting the bed ready.
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Finally finished planting at dark! Then came a nice healthy rain to give them a good drink!
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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:03 PM

Awesome lookin plants, dude... Beds not too bad either...



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:22 AM

Thanks!

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 07:14 PM



Freshly topped off with some Hardwood Mulch

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Potted Jolokia with some nice pods

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Before and after pics

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June 21st

The 3 Plants on the end are Red Bhut Jolokia. The potted Jolokia was planted several weeks before the ones in raised bed.

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