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
Prik Chi Fa
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.
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.
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.
Edited by Islander, 31 July 2014 - 08:55 PM.